Wild View Yonder

Please visit Wild View Yonder, a collection of aerial photography from Shutter-Eye.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hotel del Coronado

Front area.

Arrival area.

Hotel lobby with holiday decorations.

Antique Elevator.

Elevator door opening.

Inside the elevator, complete with elevator operator. The elevator was retrofitted with modern machinery and controls. The box near the operator's hip still contains the original lever control.

Ice skating on a "frigid" late autumn day (lower 70s).

Courtyard panorama.

The interior is a maze of hallways similar to this one. Though the decor is clean and relatively up-to-date, floors still slope and creak, ceilings are low and are not level. Far from being dark and dingy, as one might expect of such a vintage building, this place is light and airy with natural light streaming in from many directions. This is the original building with all the character that implies.

One of many classic stairwells.

Another panoramic courtyard view.

Overhead view (courtesy of Google Earth)
Note the dunes that spell out "Coronado".

Coronado dunes seen from ground level.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Aspen Fire

Taken July 24th, 2013 6:06PM-PDT from 40,000'MSL

Incident Information [InciWeb]
Fire information [CalFire]

A Smokey Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley July 29, 2013, 7:23 AM-PDT
Courtesy of the Yosemite Conservancy Webcam
Yosemite Valley July 30, 2013, 8:56 AM-PDT
Courtesy of the Yosemite Conservancy Webcam

El Capitan July 30, 2013 8:56 AM-PDT
Courtesy of the Yosemite Conservancy Webcam

Ahwahnee Meadow July 30, 2013 8:57 AM-PDT
Courtesy of the Yosemite Conservancy Webcam
Ahwahnee Meadow July 31, 2013 9:49 AM-PDT
Courtesy of the Yosemite Conservancy Webcam
All that remained of the Aspen Fire on Aug 7, after great work by firefighters

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Seattle in Golden Light - Aerial

Seattle skyline in golden light over indigo waters of Elliot Bay
Lake Washington in the background
Click the image for larger view

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Oh, The Places You'll Go

From the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade

Friday, December 14, 2012


Seattle in the mist

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Pāhoehoe lava flow frozen in time

Sunday, October 28, 2012


"Pete" the Pelican watches over the Malibu Pier
A wonderful bird is a Pelican,
Whose beak can hold more than his belly can.
Be it crabs, clams, or fish,
It will hold all you wish.
But I'm damned if I see how the hell he can.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Final Mission

[Updated 10/14]

After flying cross-country atop a specially modified Boeing 747, Space Shuttle Endeavor makes its way slowly through the streets of Los Angeles on its final journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center where it will be on permanent exhibit.

Shuttle Endeavor visits the donut shop

Endeavor waits patiently

Come a little closer

Look! A spaceship coming down the street!

Excitement builds as this bizarre procession approaches


Up close and personal

Vertical Stabilizer
Wing Leading Edge

Engine cones

... and there it goes

Squeezing 'round the bend

Safely ensconced in a visitor pavilion at the California Science Center

On the nosie!

Up close and personal
Vertical stabilizer towers over the main engine cluster
Starboard OMS pod with RCS nozzles visible as well

A space shuttle main engine on display for close inspection