This is the sound of summer in the south of France:
On my walk home tonight I saw these birds flying around in formations that resembled the Danish sort sol, or “black sun”. I felt compelled to pull out my camera and snap a few stills. As it happens, my 21mm lens broke last weekend, so instead I had my 35mm with me, which turned out to be the perfect focal length, capturing the whole flock without feeling too wide or too tight.
This newspaper ad tickled me so much I had to take a photo of it:
Audio sample from Take Time, off The Books’ album, The Lemon of Pink, used with permission. Thanks Nick and Paul!
This is one I’ve been wanting to do for a while. My last two time-lapses were both stationary (Pine St and Lombard St), so I was ready to go mobile. And what better subject than San Francisco’s famed cable cars.
Every day I see the cable cars as I cross Powell to and from work. But I don’t ride them very often, because, well, they’re pretty pricey to ride. $5 without transfers. They are really more like amusement park rides masquerading as public transit.
In that spirit, I rode the full length of the California line from Van Ness to Market and back again to make this video. It was a lot of fun.