#lake

somehow managed to get out and shoot some video while literally spending the whole month editing the old life on the road films..

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four years ago today [2012.10.21]

sleeping under the stars at lake tahoe, i woke up in the morning to explore a little before making my way to a campground not that far away.  it was windy that day with small white crests on the lake’s water.  along the highway to the campground i saw more yellow-leaved trees.  it was nice to get to experience a bit of the fall weather after just having been in summer temperatures a couple or few days earlier.  when checking in at the campground, the girl said we'd be getting a little snow though it wasn't going to stick.  being that it'd be near or below freezing, i didn't leave my water hose hooked up overnight.  the spot i stayed at was interesting.. it was a big parking area next to large rocks.  i went for a bike ride to a pond at the campground and recall it being pretty cold.  i don't recall what else i did.. perhaps i worked on the computer or just stayed inside the camper for warmth.
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four years ago today [2012.10.09]

i explored a little bit more of the dunes before heading inland.  i saw some vehicles driving up and over the dunes.. it looked like it would've been fun, though i'm not sure if taking my stock truck with the camper up on them would be the best idea (and i had a bit of a drive ahead of me that day).

i was on my way to crater lake national park, and then to california the next day.  i think i had first seen photos of crater lake not too long before taking this trip.. it may have been when i saw someone i knew from a long time ago post a picture on a social network.  it was one of those spots i never realized was there until i researched it after seeing what it looked like in the photo.. it then was on the back burner as a place to check out at some point.

i made it to crater lake with some daylight still left to explore.. at one of the first overlooks, i met a girl who had just decided to drive south from seattle or something with her dog.  we took pictures of each other with the lake in the background and chatted for a minute.. had i been more spontaneous, i could’ve asked if she wanted to explore together or join me for dinner, though i was thinking too much about seeing the park quickly before heading to california the following day.  after seeing some of the overlooks near the lake, i decided to drive all around the whole park and go all the way out to the pinnacles overlook.  it was dark by the time i made it back around.. i found an overlook where i could see a nice view of the lake and wizard island from my truck, and i set up a shot of the stars overnight.  i think it was here that i lost one of the ball heads for a tripod.. it was strange, there was no sign of it anywhere that night or the next morning.  luckily i had more than one and was still able to get a great shot.

[a.k.a. life on the road]

a week ago, last Monday #afternoon

#360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricoh #theta #360 #ricohtheta #ricohthetam15 #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #tunnel #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #park #lake #clouds #trees #nature #cloudy @theta360official
choose to live a life that is inspired rather than forced.  this alone will reduce your stress levels incredibly, and bring about a sense of peace and true happiness.

Thursday #bikeride #nature #park #water #lake #dusk #clouds #writing
Thursday #bikeride #sunset #park #water #lake #palmtrees #silhouette #florida #nature
Thursday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #water #lake #sunset
Sunday #bikeride #nature #park #lake #water #sunset
Tuesday #park #nature #sunset #goldenhour #clouds #water #lake #bikeride
Saturday #bikeride #water #lake #park #trees #sunset #dusk #goldenhour #reflection
Saturday #nature #park #clouds #water #lake
Saturday #nature #park #clouds #water #lake
Tuesday #sunset #clouds #sky #nature #park #water #lake #observationtower #lookouttower #reflection #dusk
Tuesday #sunset #clouds #sky #nature #park #water #lake #observationtower #lookouttower #reflection
Tuesday #sunset #sky #water #lake #nature #park #clouds #sony #nex5n #reflection
Tuesday #goldenhour #park #walk #path #water #lake #clouds
#sunset #dusk #water #lake #nature
breathe in only love. release all else

#sunset #water #lake #nature #park #goldenhour
#water #lake #nature #park #sunset #goldenhour #plants
#park #nature #goldenhour #trees #water #lake #bikeride
it's all as beautiful as you choose to see it

#sunset #timelapse #sky #dusk #clouds #water #nature #colors #saturation #lake #park #bikeride
do you only believe what you see, or have you grown to see what you believe?

#nature #timelapse #clouds #sunset #sky #lake #park #bikeride #plants
the world is beautiful because it changes and evolves, as are you beautiful because you grow and expand

#360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricoh #theta #360 #ricohtheta #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #sunset #sky #dusk #water #lake #dock #park #clouds
do not leave before it's over. embrace it fully and experience it all

#sky #clouds #dusk #sunset #water #lake #park #dock #bikeride
though often subtle, your intuition will always guide you

#sunset #sky #clouds #dusk #water #lake #park #nature #bikeride #colors #saturation
the emotional roller coaster, oh what a ride it can be.  some drops subtle, some turns unexpected, though all a part of the journey of embracing and releasing what no longer serves us and waking up to what is. much like nature that continues to grow and recycle what it no longer needs throughout the seasons.  so much peace and harmony can be found going to nature and simply observing its beauty or feeling its peaceful presence. it fully accepts the moment without resistance.
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last Saturday #sunset #sky #lake #park #dock #reflection #water #colors #nature #clouds #dusk
last Saturday #sunset #sky #lake #park #dock #reflection #water #colors #nature #clouds #saturation
last Friday #sunset #sky #nature #park #clouds #dusk #water #lake
last Friday #goldenhour #bikeride #park #water #lake #nature
last Friday #goldenhour #bikeride #park #water #lake #nature
last Saturday #sunset #dusk #lake #water #park #nature
 

this is a compilation of all 72 days of the journey i took from chicagoland to california and then to florida, from september 6th to november 16th in 2012. this is running at 5x the normal speed (otherwise it’d be around 19.5 hours long). it includes all of the following parts:

– from chicagoland to california [a five week adventure]
– life in california [three and a half weeks]
– from california to florida [just under two weeks]

[...]
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four years ago today [2012.10.20]

after leaving san francisco the day before, i decided to go out to lake tahoe.  i was going to be checking out a custom truck camper manufacturer i had never seen before in person though it was the weekend so needed somewhere to hang around for a couple days.  a while back, a friend had shown me pictures of his trip to tahoe and told me how nice it was.. it was a bit of a spontaneous decision when i decided to head over there.  luckily, there were campgrounds near my route that were part of the network i had a membership to.  i woke up at the campground i stopped at the night before and headed east toward nevada.  the area near the campground i left had a nice feel to it if it's where i'm remembering.

lake tahoe and the nearby area was really beautiful.  i saw fall foliage at one of the spots i found.. the yellow-leaved trees across a field with mountain background were gorgeous.  they were so golden and a pleasant surprise this day.  i drove to the nevada side and explored a few spots by the lake.  while at one of them, a small beach if i recall, i got a call from an old friend who was really down, facing a break up and divorce.  i'd been wondering what i wanted to do on the road and had been missing a community.  i had left a really beautiful spiritual community i'd discovered that summer at the flowering heart center in chicagoland, and also missed some of the fun times hanging out or 'working' with the friend whose business i was help expand up there.  when my friend from florida called in need of help, i thought perhaps i'd head back there after exploring california.  i was also getting tired of driving so much and the camper was small for full time living, especially the times i didn't pop up the top.  i did see a lot of beautiful and stunning places along my journey, though i was a little lonely being by myself the whole time.  the few days i spent time with friends somewhere on the route were nice.

i drove around and explored the lake as dusk approached.  i went looking for a place i could photograph the stars over the water from.. i think i ended up driving far and backtracking, though found a nice spot.

[in california]

[a.k.a. life on the road]

i’m very grateful that i was able to recover the quadcopter with my iphone on it.. i recall on one of the shots where i had it flying out over the middle of the lake, i couldn’t tell which way it was pointing as i had spun it around to get different views (and it was a tiny dot in the sky), and the return to home emergency button didn’t seem to be responding. i tried different modes to try to bring it back to me though i didn’t know if it had gotten the proper gps lock and compass direction or whatnot.. the flight had gone longer than other ones and i didn’t know how much longer the battery would keep it in the sky so was a bit concerned. i think i had to ask for divine grace to help me at that point and surrender to the possibility that i might lose it in the water. shortly after that, i don’t remember exactly what i tried (as this shot was over a year and half ago), though i somehow managed to fly it back. i was so glad to see that it appeared to be getting bigger and that i was able to tell which direction it was heading as i guided it towards me. as it kept getting closer, i kept hoping the battery would last long enough to get it back over the dock or close enough nearby as i saw the red light blinking indicating it was just about out of power. another time after this at honeymoon island, i don’t know if it was in this series of shots or some other time, i had an issue where it wasn’t responding and i think it was windy and i didn’t know if i was going to get it back. i’m really grateful i’ve always somehow managed to fly it safely back (and was able to retrieve it from a tree the one time i lost sight of it and it crashed way up high in a 40+ ft tall tree).

relax and learn to trust the divine. you will be guided to and through many beautiful experiences

#360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricoh #thetas #360 #ricohthetas #theta360 @theta360official #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #poleaerialphotography #elevatedphotography #fromabove #sunset #dusk #sky #water #lake #nature #beauty #park
Thursday #bikeride #nature #park #water #lake #dusk #clouds #sunset
Thursday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #water #lake #nature
Thursday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #water #lake
Sunday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #lake #water

(some of these weren’t shot to be used in a video, though they fit in nicely) locations include: A.L. Anderson Park Bicenntennial Park Brooker Creek Buffer Preserve Clearwater Memorial Causeway Countryside Community Park Courtney Campbell Causeway Crystal Beach Ed Radice Park Fred Howard Park Harbor Palms Nature Park Honeymoon Island James E. Grey Preserve John Chestnut Park Kapok Park Lake Chautauqua Park Lake Dan and Lake Frances Preserve Lake Tarpon Lake Tarpon Canal Lansbrook Park Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve North […]

Saturday #nature #park #clouds #water #lake #dusk
Saturday #nature #park #clouds #water #lake

(some of these weren’t flown to be used in a video, but i’ve included them anyway) locations include: Anderson Park Aripeka Sandhills Preserve Bayside Bridge Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Brooker Creek Preserve Clearwater Beach Clearwater Memorial Causeway Courtney Campbell Causeway Bridge Crystal Beach Dunedin Causeway Florida State Fairgrounds Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex John Chestnut Senior Park Lake Maggiore Lake Tarpon Canal Marsh Pointe Mobbly Beach Park Philippe Park Pine Island Beach Park Pop Stansell Park R.E. Olds Park Sand Key […]

Tuesday #sunset #clouds #sky #nature #park #water #lake #observationtower #lookouttower #reflection #dusk
Tuesday #sunset #clouds #sky #nature #park #water #lake #observationtower #lookouttower #reflection
Tuesday #goldenhour #nature #water #lake #park #reflection
Tuesday #goldenhour #bikeride #park #walk #path #nature #outoffocus #water #lake
#sunset #dusk #water #lake #park #nature
open yourself up to what you don't know

#sunset #park #water #lake #goldenhour #nature
#sunset #water #lake #palmtree
staring at the sky is like peering into the eyes of the divine

#sunset #timelapse #sky #dusk #clouds #water #nature #colors #saturation #lake #park #bikeride
the adventure awaits. the choice is yours

#timelapse #sunset #clouds #sky #water #colors #nature #lake #saturation
between each moment is where you exist

#infrared #nature #bw #lake #water #gopro #ir #clouds #reflection #bikeride
learning to see the world in new ways allows one the ability to see oneself and others differently, lending growth and expansion to new dimensions and ways of being

#360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricoh #theta #360 #ricohtheta #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #lake #water #dock #park #clouds #trees
be not in a hurry (nor in the mind), as the most brilliant aspects may pass you by

#sunset #sky #clouds #colors #saturation #nature #water #lake #dusk #park #bikeride
remember to take a few moments to stop and drink in the beauty around you, no matter how subtle or brilliant

#sunset #sky #clouds #water #nature #lake #park #bikeride
#sunset #timelapse #clouds #sky #lake #dusk #water #reflection #sun #bikeride #park #colors #cloudy #saturation #nature #beauty
last Saturday #sunset #sky #lake #park #dock #reflection #water #colors #nature #clouds #dusk
last Saturday #sunset #sky #lake #park #dock #reflection #water #colors #nature #clouds
last Friday #sunset #sky #nature #park #clouds #dusk #water #lake
last Friday #goldenhour #bikeride #park #water #lake #nature
#water #yesterday #park #lake #reflection
 

these are all the star-lapses i shot on the journey i took from chicagoland to california and then to florida, between september and november of 2012

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four years ago today [2012.10.10]

i slept under the stars at crater lake and then went for another drive around the park to explore in the morning.  it was really amazing waking up at dawn and seeing the sun rise across the lake.  it was so serene and beautiful.  i drove all the way back out to the pinnacles overlook again, and then circled back around the lake before heading south toward ashland.  on my way to the pinnacles, i found a nice spot with a small waterfall.. a lot of the national parks have many beautiful areas waiting to be discovered.  many tourists might just go look at the main attractions, though there is often so much more to explore.  one could easily get lost for days or weeks in a single park.

i made it to ashland in the afternoon and had a look at the pacific domes manufactured there.  i was considering various options for living at the time.. i wanted to get my own land and have a home base between adventures.  these domes came in a lot of different sizes and material though weren't as permanent as other geodesic domes.  after seeing the factory and a dome that was used as a greenhouse, i went up the road to see a couple more at jackson wellsprings.  while walking there, i felt an amazing energy from a girl who i saw sitting in the distance.  i also felt a great energy standing at the doorway of one of the domes that was their goddess temple.  part of me wanted to stay for a bit to explore or meet others, though i got back on the road so i could make it to california.  i think this was one of the times when the divine was telling me to relax and be more spontaneous rather than stick to the exact plans i had.

i headed south and crossed the border to california.  it was exciting to get there.. a year ago this day i got my camper and had made it to california in the first year of owning it.  it was day 35 of life on the road and i finally had made it.  crossing the border, i saw a large mountain in the background, mount shasta.  it was a bit crazy.. it was nearly 50 miles from the border and appeared so big in the distance.  i made it close to mount shasta at dusk and spent the night on the side of a dirt road near the interstate.

[in california]

Thursday #bikeride #dusk #nature #park #palmtree #silhouette #water #lake #light
Thursday #bikeride #nature #park #water #lake #dusk #clouds
Thursday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #water #lake #nature
know it is all possible. if you simply choose it.

Sunday #bikeride #water #dock #park #sunset #lake #dusk
Sunday #bikeride #park #sunset #water #lake #dock
#lake #water #park #dock #trees #goldenhour #yesterday
Saturday #nature #park #clouds #water #lake #dusk
Saturday #nature #park #clouds #water #lake #sunset
Tuesday #sunset #clouds #sky #nature #park #water #lake #observationtower #lookouttower #reflection #dusk
Tuesday #sunset #clouds #sky #nature #park #water #lake #observationtower #lookouttower #reflection
Tuesday #goldenhour #nature #park #lake #water #clouds #trees #fromabove #lookouttower #observationtower
Tuesday #goldenhour #lake #water #park #walk #nature #reflection
tuesday #goldenhour #bikeride #park #nature #water #trees #light #lake
be not afraid of what surrounds you. shedding light on the darkness will allow it to transform

#sunset #park #water #lake
#sunset #park #water #lake
#tree #nature #park #water #lake
i'm grateful for living so close to such a beautiful place

#sunset #timelapse #sky #dusk #clouds #water #nature #colors #saturation #lake #park #bikeride
don’t worry, it’s okay if you’re losing your mind.. it was never yours to begin with

#timelapse #goldenhour #lake #water #plants #park #nature
love is the answer

#blackandwhite #infrared #lake #water #clouds #reflection #bw #ir #nature #bikeride #gopro #trees
each moment is different, each breathe unique

#sunset #sky #dusk #clouds #colors #saturation #park #bikeride #water #lake #nature
it may be fleeting though in awareness, nothing is missed

#clouds #water #lake #nature #dusk #park #bikeride
#sunset #sky #water #lake #park #clouds #nature
last Saturday #sunset #sky #lake #park #dusk #reflection #water #colors #nature #clouds
last Saturday #sunset #sky #lake #park #dock #reflection #water #colors #nature #clouds
last Friday #sunset #sky #nature #park #clouds #dusk #water #lake
#sunset last Friday #park #lake #water #nature #clouds #sky
last Friday #goldenhour #bikeride #park #water #lake #nature
#bikeride #yesterday #clouds #nature #park #lake #water