Archive for the 'Current Events' Category

Dec 02 2008

Moon Jupiter Venus Convergence

Last night I shot some of the neat Moon Jupiter Venus convergence:

I also started playing around with long exposures:

This one was very long, maybe 10 minutes. In fact, by the time I went back out to close the shutter, the fog had rolled back in:

I noticed later that I had captured some of Jupiter’s moons. You can see a little bit of light from the spot on the right:

You may need to go to the Flickr page and view the large originals to see it better.

I also liked the foggy light last night and shot this as I was coming in:

Here are all the pix, and a link to Flickr:

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Nov 12 2008

MSNBC Keith Olbermann on Prop 8, Marriage and more!

Published by under Current Events

I found this quite moving:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVUecPhQPqY[/youtube]

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Oct 31 2008

NO on Proposition 8 Icons

Published by under Current Events,Declan

I wanted to show some support to the NO on Proposition 8 movement in California, and I couldn’t find any nice icons/avatar to change my picture to on Twitter. So I played around in Photoshop and made this one:

Gabe wanted something stronger:

Please feel free to use them.

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May 12 2008

Google Maps and San Diego Wildfires

Here’s a very cool video about KPBS and the fire map they created during the October 2007 wildfires:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7y4MlYNBTI[/youtube]

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Oct 26 2007

Great Nasa Site with Satellite Pictures of the San Diego Wildfires Smoke

Published by under Current Events,Mapping,San Diego

This NASA site has a great write up of the progression of the smoke as seen from space.

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/socal_wildfires_oct07.html

Here are a couple of images of the smoke starting to swirl back to us as the Westbound Santa Ana winds die off and the normal on shore winds kick back in:

This one from the NASA site above:

This one from The Weather Channel:

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Oct 25 2007

Wildfire Sunset

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I just couldn’t stop taking shots of the sun going down last night. Maybe it was the colors, or the way the shape kept changing. Maybe it was relief at finally being home.

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Oct 25 2007

Fire Progression Animation

My buddy Gabe made a neat fire progression animation:

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1738949137&size=o

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Oct 24 2007

Google Earth 3D Fire Maps

Published by under Current Events,Mapping,San Diego

Wow, this guy has some amazing stuff. One example:

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Oct 24 2007

Another Amazing Google Fire Map

Published by under Current Events,Mapping,San Diego

http://xrl.us/7myq

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Oct 24 2007

We’re Back Home!

Published by under Current Events,Family,San Diego

Our October family vacation is now over.  We stayed in a lovely condo in La Jolla.  There was an older couple booked into the same place, but they kept feeding us, so we didn’t complain.  :)

A huge thanks to Luc and Susan for putting us (and the damn dog) up for the days we were evacuated!

We’re so glad to be home.  Sadly, Elaine caught the stomach flu I had on the first night and day of the fires, but she’s getting better.  At least she gets to use familiar bathrooms!  That’s good, right?

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