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Lombard Street

Last night I went on a scouting mission. I’m looking for a location for an upcoming project. The Creative Director floated this top-of-Lombard-Street idea. I’m certainly not the first to make this shot, but I was surprised at how easy it was to grab this 30-second time exposure on a cold and windy summer night in San Francisco.

Next time I’ll bring a slingshot so I can knock out that dang street light.

Time-Lapse Masterpiece

If you like time-lapse photography, check out this amazing example. Incredible.

New Job, New Commute

The first thing you’ll notice is that it covers a lot more ground than my previous commute. And a bridge. Compressed to 38 seconds, this works out to about 1,700 miles per hour. If only it were possible to get to the office this fast!

I love my new job! The commute? Not so much.

Here’s a shot of the high-tech rig I used to shoot this. One frame every two seconds. I would have liked to shoot one frame per second, but the camera’s intervalometer maxes out at 1,000 frames, and I can not possibly make this drive in under 1,000 seconds. The trip took 1904 seconds this Sunday morning.


This is amazing in so many ways. I suggest you view the HD version full-screen at Vimeo.

Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull РMay 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

Lazy Man’s Time-Lapse

The Bay Area has seen some very interesting weather in the last few weeks. We’ve seen way more than average rainfall and below normal temperatures. I’ve been feeing bad about not getting out to shoot some pictures of the snow, the rainbows or gorgeous fluffy clouds we so rarely see in the Bay Area. Well, this morning I came up with a way to capture some of our weird weather without getting wet – or even leaving my chair!

First, I grabbed the current weather image every sixty seconds from to the Lawrence Hall of Science WebCam using wget on one of my Linux boxes. This camera produces much better image quality than the average webcam, and it would be difficult to find to a more scenic overview of the Bay Area.

Get the Flash Player to see this movie.


After I had gathered up a few hundred Images, I used the powerful and cool Graphic Converter on my wife’s Mac Mini to produce a Quicktime movie of a day’s worth of spectacular Bay Area weather. The results are so awesome that I will definitely do this again!

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