A Day In The Life Of A Fire Lookout

The video documents the (usually) very peaceful life of a fire lookout in the Gardner Lookout on the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. I’ve been a Marin County Fire Department volunteer lookout for two years and deeply love the mountain and the peace it brings to us here in the Bay Area. Perhaps this 6-minute video will convey some of the emotions I feel when sitting (and sleeping) on her peak.

[via Colby Aley‘s Twitter stream]

Assisi To Rome, Italy Time-lapse Video

When I was in Italy last month to meet up with some of my co-workers, we took a chartered bus from where we were staying near Assisi into Rome. For fun, I stuck my GoPro camera onto the windshield in time-lapse mode, shooting a photo every 1 second for the duration of the 3-4 hour trip.

I took the 9788 photos it took before it’s battery died (I forgot to use the battery booster pack) and turned them into this pretty cool video:

Hint: if you want to see it in super quality, change the Quality control up to “Original” to see the full resolution (2592×1944 pixels).