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Background image: Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe.


The videos below are part of my newest hobby. Several of them were made to accompany my newsletters (that archive is here)

Special national places

I created this Fourth of July by editing clips of national park visits dating back to 2015 into a single video set to a piano solo of "America the Beautiful."

Happy Fourth of July

My Fourth of July projects always involve visiting a national park. This one is a visit to a group of California and Oregon national sites linked by the common thread of volcanism. Increasingly the trips or projects that I do have inspired me to add video to my written newsletters. Although this is not the first time my annual Fourth of July newsletter has also been accompanied by a video -- see "Ghost Towns in the Sky" below on this page -- this is the first time I've gone into the project planning a newsletter and video from the beginning.

Jimmy Carter | Plains' Main Man

The February announcement that former President Jimmy Carter was entering home hospice care prompted me to travel to Carter's home town and interview the people who knew him as a neighbor about his legacy. This video is the product of three days of video and interview work in Plains, Georgia in mid-April as well as other interviews and research before and after my trip.

'The Winter of Storms

The beauty of California's 2023 winter storms at Point Lobos State Marine Reserve.

'Tis the Season

Visiting Lake Tahoe following the first big snow dump of the season to do photography for my annual holiday newsletter.

Velkommen til vårt hus / Welcome to Our House

A longtime friend from Norway brings her boys for a fall school break visit to California, their first trip to the United States.

Lewis & Clark family road trip

Documenting a summer road trip with my sister along the Lewis and Clark Trail to see some of the iconic sights of the American West.

Almaden Quicksilver County Park hike

A response to Norwegian friends' videos about the outdoors things we've been doing during the many work shutdowns caused by the coronavirus.

A Taste of Norwegian Winter

A video essay on my family's February 2019 vacation in Norway. Shot 9-26 February 2019.

Ghost Towns in the Sky

Two short hikes to abandoned mining towns near Tioga Pass to celebrate the Fourth of July, 2018. Shot 21-23 June 2018.

Two Minutes Over Coyote Valley

A hike on the Arrowhead Loop Trail in the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve just south of San Jose. Accompanies this newsletter. Shot 24 February 2018.

A Minute of Christmas at Lake Tahoe

Made to accompany my 2017 holiday newsletter. Shot 16 December 2017.

Our Trip to Europe

Made during a family trip to London, Norway, the French Alps and Paris. It accompanies six newsletters archived here. Shot 6-21 October 2017.

The end of a Sierra winter

Documents the record snowfall of the winter of 2016-2017. It accompanies the 2017 Fourth of July newsletter. Shot 24-28 June 2017.

Sunset Moments at Point Reyes

Made to accompany my 2017 New Year's newsletter. Shot 14 January 2017.

Amtrak's Coast Starlight

Made on the return from a Thanksgiving trip to visit my son in Los Angeles aboard Amtrak's Los Angeles-Seattle daily train. Shot 28 January 2016.

Hike to Heather Lake

I edited video shot by friend Stephen Stock, who accompanied me on this hike in Sequoia National Park. The newsletter of the hike is here. This was my first experience with video editing. Shot 31 August 2015.

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