Thursday, September 21, 2017

Augustin Bernal Park - Pleasanton, CA (Cellphone Photos)

Yesterday, on September 20th, 2017, I took a hike through Augustin Bernal Park in Pleasanton, CA for exercise. Augustin Bernal Park is a Pleasanton park only open to residents of Pleasanton (although you might get away with it if you live in nearby cities). Great place for hiking and a walk through the forest. I took some cellphone photos while there. A monthly travel vlog will also be coming soon. I did get rained on a little through the hike, and you will see why in the photos below.

There used to be a huge tree in the field by the parking lot. Now it is this. Probably fell down in the San Francisco Bay Area mega storms earlier this year.

Cloudy scenery from the park overlooking Pleasanton. You can see what I mean about rain right?


The hiking trail I took.

Cloudy scenery from the park overlooking Pleasanton.

The hiking trail I took.


Cloudy scenery from the park overlooking Pleasanton. You can see it raining.

Cloudy scenery from the park overlooking Pleasanton.

Cloudy scenery from the park overlooking Pleasanton. You can see it raining on the right.

Cloudy scenery from the park overlooking Pleasanton. The rain got sort of heavy at this point. Not so bad that I couldn't get a photo with my phone. When the rain did get so heavy, I didn't want to risk getting my phone super wet, I stopped taking photos. :)


Cloudy scenery from the park overlooking Pleasanton. You can see it raining on the right.

The clouds starting to clear over Pleasanton, CA.

Cellphone panorama from the park.

The clouds starting to clear over Pleasanton, CA.

Cellphone panorama from the peak in the park.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Nitecore F2 Charger Overview/Review


The Nitecore F2 Charger is a USB Li-ion/IMR battery charger and power bank made by Nitecore. The device can take 26650, 18650, 17670, 18490, 17500, 17335, 16340, RCR123, 14500, and 10440 batteries.

I review the charger after around 4 months of use. This charger has replaced my Nitecore UM20 charger as the portable charger I take with me on my wilderness photography trips. It charges batteries at a great current and is small and compact.

Complete specs and product links can be found in the video description on YouTube.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Nitecore TIP Flashlight Review (360 Lumens)


The Nitecore TIP flashlight capable of outputting 360 lumens of light using a CREE XP-G2 LED! I review this tiny yet powerful keychain flashlight that I have been using for over a year now.

This video doesn't contain info on the specifications or beam shots because I already did that in another video. Find the link below.

Overview/Beam Shots Video

The entire product links list can be viewed in the video description on YouTube.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Stanislaus & Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Scenery Video


Scenery video from places along State Route 108 in Stanislaus National Forest and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in California. I purposely made it slow paced video so you can leave it in the background to help you relax. So sit back and listen to the birds chirp and the water flowing.

The video footage was shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera on July 2nd, 2017. The audio was recorded using a Tascam DR-05 Audio Recorder.

Scenery in the video:
  • Donnell Vista
  • The Dardanelles & Donnell Lake from Donnell Vista.
  • Middle Fork Stanislaus River
  • Molo Mountain & Black Hawk Mountain
  • Sonora Peak from Pacific Crest Trail near Sonora Pass.
  • Forest Service Route 077 towards Leavitt Lake.
  • Deadman Creek from Forest Service Route 077.
Blog Posts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

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Leavitt Falls Vista Point & SR-108 (Part 4) - Stanislaus/Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

On July 2nd, 2017 and July 8th, 2017, I took day trips to the Stanislaus National Forest and Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest in California. I traveled to places along State Route 108. The two trips were taken for photography, videos, and scouting out potential camping areas for my next trips. During July, there were still snow on the mountains, which I got quite some photos of. I will be splitting the photos into 6 parts. I hope you enjoy the photos. I also shot cellphone photos and scenery video on these trips. You can view them if you wish.

Full Resolution Photos: If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, use the following links. If you wish to purchase prints of any of the photos, please contact me here. To see my best photos from these 2 national forests, use this link. To see all of my photos from this trip, use this link.

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 

This is part 4. In this blog post, I have photos along State Route 108 and Leavitt Falls Vista Point in both Stanislaus National Forest and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. These are the last photos from July 2nd, 2017.

Scenery of West Walker River shot from a parking lot on the side of State Route 108 in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 19' 56" N 119° 33' 12" W

Black and white process of the photo above.


Scenery on the side of State Route 108 in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. In the distance on the left is Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center and straight in the distance is Mt. Patterson.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 21' 04" N 119° 31' 48" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery on the side of State Route 108 in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. In the distance on the left is Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center and straight in the distance is Mt. Patterson. Photo shot at the same spot as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.

View of Mt. Emma shot on the side of SR-108 in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Photo shot near the same spot as above.


View of Leavitt Falls from Leavitt Falls Vista Point in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 19' 21" N 119° 33' 40" W

View of Mt. Emma, West Walker River, and Leavitt Creek (left) from Leavitt Falls Vista Point in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 19' 21" N 119° 33' 39" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

View of Mt. Emma, West Walker River, and Leavitt Creek (left) from Leavitt Falls Vista Point in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 19' 20" N 119° 33' 42" W

Black and white process of the photo above.


View from a vista point on the side of State Route 108 in Stanislaus National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 18' 59" N 119° 44' 01" W

View with Night Cap Peak on the right from a vista point on the side of State Route 108 in Stanislaus National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 18' 60" N 119° 44' 00" W

View a tree at a vista point on the side of State Route 108 in Stanislaus National Forest.

View of Night Cap Peak from a vista point on the side of State Route 108 in Stanislaus National Forest.

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! In the next part I begin my photos from July 8th in Stanislaus National Forest and Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

DIY Diffuser for Nitecore TM06 & Other 50mm Flashlights


I show you how to make a DIY flashlight diffuser for your Nitecore TM06 flashlight. I also perform a before and after demo with my Nitecore TM06S flashlight and DIY diffuser.

Other flashlights compatible:
  • Nitecore TM06S
  • Nitecore MT40/MT40GT
  • Nitecore P30/P36
  • And most other 50mm flashlights.
For complete product list, see video description on YouTube.

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Forest Service Route 077 (Part 3) - Stanislaus/Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

On July 2nd, 2017 and July 8th, 2017, I took day trips to the Stanislaus National Forest and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in California. I traveled to places along State Route 108. The two trips were taken for photography, videos, and scouting out potential camping areas for my next trips. During July, there were still snow on the mountains, which I got quite some photos of. I will be splitting the photos into 6 parts. I hope you enjoy the photos. I also shot cellphone photos and scenery video on these trips. You can view them if you wish.

Full Resolution Photos: If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, use the following links. If you wish to purchase prints of any of the photos, please contact me here. To see my best photos from these 2 national forests, use this link. To see all of my photos from this trip, use this link.

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

This is part 3. In this blog post, I have photos from Forest Service Route 077, which is the trail that leads to Leavitt Lake in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. I was not able to visit Leavitt Lake because the creeks were too high to cross safely. In order to get to Leavitt Lake, there are 2 creeks with no bridge that you have to cross. Photos from July 2nd, 2017.

View of mountain and forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 18' 10" N 119° 35' 42" W

Black and white process of the photo above. 

View of the trail and forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 18' 10" N 119° 35' 43" W

Black and white process of the photo above. 

A small stream of water flowing across the trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 18' 08" N 119° 35' 48" W

 A small stream of water flowing across the trail. Photo shot near the same spot as above.


View of mountain and forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 18' 05" N 119° 35' 51" W

View of mountain and forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 18' 01" N 119° 35' 56" W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

View of trail and forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 17' 44" N 119° 36' 10" W 

A photo of Deadman Creek where it intersects Forest Service Route 077. As you can see the crossing is very primitive with an unstable fallen tree lying across the crossing point.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 17' 40" N 119° 36' 16" W 

 Black and white process of the photo above.


View of Deadman Creek, mountain, and forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 17' 42" N 119° 36' 15" W 

View of Deadman Creek, trail, and forest. 

View of Deadman Creek, mountain, and forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 17' 43" N 119° 36' 13" W 

 Black and white process of the photo above.


View of trail and forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 17' 44" N 119° 36' 11" W 

View of forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 18' 04" N 119° 35' 52" W 

Female Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus)

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! In the next part I have photos from Leavitt Falls Vista Point and scenery along State Route 108 in Stanislaus National Forest and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
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