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Video 43: Jack London Square to Alameda, a Hyperlapse Montage

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Today my fantastic group of cyclists had a wonderful ride form Jack London Square over 3 bridges to Alameda, Harbor Bay Island, and Oyster Bay Island where it is said that Jack London pirated oysters once upon a time!  This ride features lots of protected bike lanes and dedicated bike paths.  Filmed with GoPro and edited in Quick app and Slow-Fast app, it's produced partially with artificial intelligence and the app selected the music!




Video 42: Wisconsin Rail-Trails and Tunnels in Hyper-lapse

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I went on an extended Labor Day weekend trip to Wisconsin to bike some of the rail-trails (decommissioned railroad lines converted to dirt trails.  Refer to the Rails to Trails Conservancy.) The Elroy-Sparta trail was the first of its kind created in 1967.  It has very long tunnels, the longest one being 3/4 mile of complete darkness.  The others are 1/4 mile long.  You must walk your bikes through with bring your own illumination!   When constructing the longest tunnel, they hit a spring, so it rains inside the tunnel!  There are flumes to collect water on either side.
The other trail is called the Badger State Trail and features the Stewart tunnel built in 1886.  Being constructed from both north and south ends, it doesn't exactly connect in the middle, so there's an "S" curve.  250,000,000 pounds of debris was removed to build this tunnel! There is complete and total darkness as you make your way through the 1/4 mile tunnel.



Video 41: Light Trails in San Francisco by Nightlapse Photography

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Tonight was very exciting.  I was on a night shoot mission to capture so great light trails through the Stockton Street Tunnel in SF, as well as other night scenes.  I am limited with what I can do with a GoPro, but am quite happy with the results! 


Video 40: Mountain Bike Ride from Pacifica to Montara in Motionlapse

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This was a super fun and easy 15 mile mountain bike loop ride from Pacifica to Montara, over the headlands along the old HWY 57 built in the 1930's which predated HWY 1 with the tunnels.  Tons of dirt and partial pavement trails, trees, flat meadows and ocean views.  It was an overcast day which made the atmosphere cozy, and the video was shot with GoPro and edited in the GoPro, Quik and Slow-Fast apps.  Song "Night Running" by Cage the Elephant.

Video 39: Urban Ride in Berkeley, Shadows and Hyperlapse

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Today I went out for a ride in the heat and covered 7 cities in 4 hours: Oakland, Berkeley, Kensington, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond and El Sobrante!  I condensed the footage into a 1 minute video, with the help of Quik app for GoPro.  I did some manual edits, but it chose the music and transitions.  AI at its video best!  I enjoyed experimenting with shadows on this one.









Video 38: Hyperlapse in and around the Hyatt

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This was a fun video to make in  and around the Hyatt in San Francisco.  I love interiors.  The pattern and the repetition can be interesting.  I'm happy with the way this turned out with the music beats being pretty on cue.


Video 37: Timewarped Land's End Hike in Hyperlapse!

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We had a great adventure hiking the Batteries to Bluffs and Land's End Trail, with Baker's Beach and Seacliff sandwiched in-between!

Video 36: Nightlife and Night Trails in Oakland; Nightlapse and Hyperlapse

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I'm beginning to love night shoots trying to capture night trails and nighttime urban activity.  A GoPro is really an action sports camera but it's fun to play around with at night.  Here is an overpass in Oakland, a tunnel in Alameda and Broaday and 14th, a busy intersection.  As soon as I set up, a firetruck whizzed by! Lens could be cleaner and resolution better, but hey, it's just a simple camera trying to capture a concept.



Video 35: Salesforce Park, Frenetic San Francisco in TImelapse

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The San Francisco Meetup Group, PhotoXplora, introduced me to an area of architectural richness, perfect for filming outdoor and indoor scenes.  This is part of the Salesforce transit building, so there is a lot of action, even on the weekend!



Video 34: Alameda Bridges and Tunnel, Time-lapsed, Forward and Backward!

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Today, I was biking around Alameda and decided to focus on the theme of bridges and tunnels.  There are 3 bridges to Alameda:  Park St., High St. and Fruitvale.  There is one tunnel called the Webster Street Tube which has a very narrow walkway.  I used my new "gorilla-pod" to wrap the flexible tripod around the railing of the tunnel and bridges to get those shots.  The editing is choppy because I have to compromise using 3 editing apps and don't have the patience to go back over and over to refine stitching the clips together!






Video 33: Ragtime Time-Lapse

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This is a sequence of time-lapse footage collected over the last few months with a ragtime soundtrack!  See if it makes you dizzy!

Video 32: Motionlapse by Bike around the Oakland Mormon Temple

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Yesterday, I went for a bike ride in the Oakland Hills and didn't get very good footage, but I did stop by the Mormon Temple and the gardens and fountains were such a delight!  I had to film the grounds on foot and by bike!  Riding over bridges and slow-mo, fast-mo the fountains!  I even put the GoPro in the small artificial river and it looks magnified!