I like to cheat; pictures are worth a thousand words so I have to write less.

Shanin and I went to San Francisco for a delayed anniversary and to get away for a while. We had a great time, though we did walk a long way! On Thursday, we did two round trips from our hotel behind City Hall (Inn at the Opera, quite a nice place) to the Tenderloin for dinner and because I forgot my card there (oops!): about 3 miles. On Friday, we did a long hike from our hotel down to Market St., up to the Castro Theater, from there on an urban hike to Twin Peaks and back, to the...

A few people have asked me how I put together panoramic photos like these, so I figured I’d write a post about how I do it. Frankly, there’s not much to it; I’m using a few tools which make it pretty easy. It’s much tougher using Photoshop or the GIMP (an open-source program much like Photoshop) because of all the manipulations you have to do to the photos, rotation, skew, mutations, etc.

The main tool I use to take a lot of the guesswork out of it is Autopano Pro from Kolor. It’s super easy to use, and...

Yosemite Panoramas

We went to Yosemite with Shanin’s folks at the end of January and man, is it gorgeous there! We also had some stellar weather, with ridiculously blue skies and not a cloud to be seen.

Of course, with such picturesque scenery, I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t take tons of pictures and at least one panoramic one; I paid for the software (Kolor’s AutoPano Pro which, incidentally, works perfectly on Ubuntu and is pretty freaking stellar and easy to use), so I might as well put it to use, yes?

Below, you can find my favorite...

I took a number of panoramas while we were on our Disney Cruise because sometimes a normal-sized picture just doesn’t capture enough. Due to various technical difficulties and limitations, I've moved them onto a separate static page; you can find it here: <>. Please, feel free to enjoy them and have a look!. For a preview, here's thumbnails of the panos: **UPDATE** The panoramas be here soon; I kinda broke/lost them during a couple unfortunate computer migrations, so I'm rebuilding them.

Here we go; I rebuilt the panoramas so they’re back up and running; woo!