Photos

I waited and waited to get a 3 megapixel camera so didn't convert to digital until March of 2000. Here is my digital camera history is for current cameras:

Make Model When Resolution Megapixels What I think about it
Casio QV3000Plus March 2000 2048x1536 3.3 Big and clunky but took decent photos - retired. 33-100mm equivalent zoom
Nikon Coolpix 5700 December 2002 2560x1920 5 Big but takes fastastic shots - 8x zoom, 35-280mm equivalent
Nikon Coolpix 7900 July 2005 3072x2304 7.1 Nice, small point-and-shoot riding camera. Macro and video modes great. 38-114mm equivalent zoom
Olympus E500 D-SLR December 2005 3264x2448 8 An amazing camera! Lenses: Zuiko 14-54, 14-45 and 40-150, OM 50mm f1.4, macro/close-up filters. Sold to upgrade.
Panasonic DMC-TZ3A May 2007 3072x2304 or 3328x1872 7.1 Great point and shoot riding camera due to 28-280mm equivalent optical zoom and IS . Sold to upgrade.
Olympus E3 D-SLR December 2007 3648x2736 10 Holy shit batman - this camera rocks! In body IS, LiveView w/articulated LCD, splashproof, etc. Lenses: Zuiko 12-60,(review) 70-300, 1.4x Teleconverter
Panasonic DMC-TZ5A April 2008 3552x2368 or 3712x2088 9.1 Just like the TZ3 above, with larger sensor, more pixels, HD (720p) video w/zoom (poor audio) and double the LCD resolution. 10x Zoom 28-280mm. Nice backup camera.
Panasonic DMC-ZS3 June 2009 3648x2736 or 3968x2232 10 Just like the TZ5 above, with larger sensor, more pixels, AVCHD-Lite 720p video w/decent stereo audio and a 12x zoom from 25-300mm. Dropped hard a couple of times - auto-focus sometimes doesn't work, but still usable as a backup.
Panasonic DMC-ZS7 July 2010 4000x3000 or 4320x2432 12 Just like the TS3 above, with GPS, PASM modes and (unfortunately) more pixels on the same sensor.
Panasonic DMC-ZS20 April 2012 4320x3240 14 New features: 1080x60 video, 20x zoom, 3cm macro focus, GPS w/Maps, in-camera HDR & Panorama, AE bracketing, 10fps burst mode, 220fps high-speed video, touch screen, etc etc.

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2012

  • Del Valle to Sunol 20 mile hike April 28, 2012. (45 photos)
  • Grizzly Flat, April 20-22 (72 photos/videos)
  • Kevin's Bachelor Party (25 photos)
  • 2011

  • Family Holiday Photos 2011 (11 photos)
  • Our unicycles and bicycles (97 photos so far, last update 12/3/2011)
  • Juicing Madness December 3 (11 photos)
  • Eric's Going Away Party November 21 (12 photos)
  • PDGA World Championship Final, Pinto Lake August 13 (31 photos)
  • SF Sailing August 9 (23 photos)
  • Pinto Lake Disc Golf June 23 (23 photos)
  • Birthday Ride - Big Sur, May 7 (20 photos)
  • Unicycling Antarctica (513 photos and videos)
  • Rob's Ride Feb 27, 2011 (15 photos)
  • 2010

  • Family Holiday Photos 2010 (14 photos)
  • Knickerbocker Unicycle Race, Oct 16, 2010 (50 photos/videos)
  • Napa Unicycle Wine Tasting, Oct 11, 2010 (20 photos)
  • 14th Annual Ca Muni Weekend (in Canada), Sept 2-6, 2010 (82 photos/videos)
  • U Games 2010 (North American Unicycle Championships), July 10-17, 2010 (128 photos/videos)
  • Beau's High School Graduation, June 11, 2010 (68 photos/videos)
  • Ryan Ranch, Monterey Disc Golf, June 19, 2010 (31 photos/videos)
  • Beau's High School Graduation June 11, 2010 (68 photos/videos)
  • Beau and his teachers have tea June 2, 2010 (10 photos)
  • Our garden, November 19, 2008 and May 1, 2010 (53 photos)
  • Opa's 101st Birthday celebration (8 photos/videos)
  • Grizzly Flat, April 2010 (80 photos/videos)
  • Moab White Rim, April 2010 (324 photos/videos)
  • 2009

  • Trip to New Zealand for Unicon XV (347 photos/videos)
  • Family Holiday Photos 2009 (9 photos)
  • Berkeley Revolution vs Stanford: Unicycle Basketball (21 photos/videos)
  • Knickerbocker 25 mile Muni Long Course Race, Oct 10, 2009 (17 photos/videos)
  • Mount Diablo Challenge, Oct 4, 2009 (32 photos)
  • 13th Annual California Muni Weekend, Sept 25-7, 2009 (86 photos/videos)
  • 5th Annual Berkeley Juggling and Unicycle Festival, Sept 18-20, 2009 (35 photos/videos)
  • 7th Annual Unicycle Tour of San Francisco, Sept 13, 2009 (60 photos/videos)
  • Zanzibar, July, 2009 (108 photos/videos)
  • Unicycle Tour of Africa, June/July, 2009 (361 photos/videos)
  • Anderson Valley/Stafford Lake/Berkeley, Aug 15-16, 2009 (52 photos)
  • Critical Mass San Francisco, July 31 and August 28, 2009 (52 photos, 10 videos)
  • Sailing with Geoff, Andy and Irene, June 14, 2009 (22 photos)
  • Anna's visit from North Dakota, May, 2009 (37 photos)
  • India Unicycle Tour, April 3-19, 2009 (310 photos)
  • Reality Check Parent/Staff dinner, Mar 22, 2009 (16 photos)
  • Scot and Karin's wedding, Mar 15, 2009 (79 photos)
  • First Annual Arizona Muni Weekend, Feb 2009 (137 photos; 3 videos)
  • 2008

  • Beau's Trials Cycle, Christmas, 2008 (15 photos)
  • San Francisco Family Photos, December 14, 2008 (28 photos)
  • Bud's 50th Birthday, Dec 13, 2008 (27 photos)
  • Unicycling and Cal Football, December 6, 2008 (85 photos, 5 videos)
  • Rob's Ride with 3 GUNIs, November 23, 2008 (14 photos, 3 videos)
  • UC Berkeley campus visit, Big Game Day, November 22, 2008 (54 photos)
  • Oakland and Santa Cruz rides, November 8-9, 2008 (70 photos, 6 videos)
  • Grizzly Flat, October 26, 2008 (55 photos, 2 videos)
  • 13th Annual California Muni Weekend, San Diego, October 17-19, 2008 (101 photos, 1 video)
  • Visiting the Grossmans in San Diego, October 16-19, 2008 (42 photos)
  • 4th Annual Berkeley Juggling and Unicycling Festival, October 10-12, 2008 (56 photos, 4 videos)
  • Tom and Nancy's Wedding Camp, September 19-21, 2008 (86 photos)
  • 6th Annual San Francisco Unicycle Tour, September 14, 2008 (97 photos, 4 videos)
  • Beau Unicycling Videos, September 12, 2008 (11 videos, 1 photo)
  • Andy and Irene's Wedding weekend in Minnesota, September 4-7, 2008 (132 photos, 3 videos)
  • Family get togethers in honor of Mieko, August 9 and 16, 2008 (54 photos)
  • Connecticut, August 5-7, 2008 (29 photos)
  • Unicon XIV, Denmark, July 25-August 4, 2008 (209 photos, 11 videos)
  • Sweden, July 18-24, 2008 (125 photos)
  • NAUCC South Dakota, July 6-12, 2008 (188 photos; 3 videos)
  • Ride the Lobster Group Gallery, June 16-20, 2008 (907 photos)
  • Ride the Lobster Training, May 17-18, 2008 (42 photos)
  • 49th Birthday, May 4-5, 2008 (20 photos)
  • Weekend in Santa Barbara, May 2-4, 2008 (60 photos, 12 videos)
  • Meet the Pros at De LaVeaga, April 30, 2008 (64 photos)
  • Rob's Ride April 27, 2008 (24 photos)
  • Santa Cruz Mountain Unicycling April 12, 2008 (31 photos, 4 videos)
  • 9th Annual Moab Muni Festival, March 28-31, 2008 (95 photos, 8 videos)
  • Vietnam Unicycle Tour March 7-23, 2008 (404 photos, 11 videos)
  • 2007

  • Ride The Lobster Practice with 4 Teams 12/29/2007 (47 photos)
  • Going Solar, Dec 13-19, 2007 (23 photos, 2 videos)
  • San Francisco Family Photos, Dec 2007 (50 photos)
  • Santa Barbara Muni, Dec 8-9, 2007 (83 photos, 1 video)
  • Ride The Lobster Transition Practice, Dec 2, 2007 (33 photos)
  • East Bay Fun Ride, Nov 24, 2007 (27 photos, 1 video)
  • Mt Diablo Unicycling, Nov 4, 2007 (17 photos)
  • Stafford Lake Disc Golf, Oct 27, 2007 (47 photos/videos)
  • Berkeley Hills Mountain Unicycling, Oct 21, 2007 (36 photos/videos)
  • 12th Annual California Mountain Unicycle Weekend, Oct 11-14, 2007 (190 photos/videos)
  • 3rd Annual Berkeley Juggling/Unicycling Festival, Oct 6-7, 2007 (47 photos, 4 videos)
  • Unicycling Critical Mass, San Francisco, Sept 28, 2007 (31 photos)
  • Santa Cruz Unicycle Ride, Sept 23, 2007 (36 photos, 1 video)
  • Ride The Lobster Preview trip to Nova Scotia, Sept 14-17, 2007 (90 photos)
  • 5th Annual Unicycle Tour of San Francisco, Sept 9, 2007 (96 photos)
  • 1st Ride The Lobster Qualifying ride, Sept 8, 2007 (12 photos)
  • Sailing on San Francisco Bay, July 21 2007 (31 photos)
  • Backpacking trip to Elinore Lake in the Palisades, July 2007 (70 photos, 1 video )
  • Mediterranean Unicycle Tour, June 15-July 8, 2007 (476 photos)
  • America's Most Beautiful 100 Mile Unicycle Ride, June 3, 2007 (75 photos, 2 videos)
  • De Laveaga Disc Golf and Party, May 27, 2007 (16 photos)
  • De Laveaga Disc Golf, May 26, 2007 (34 photos)
  • Friday evening Rob's Ride, May 25, 2007 (16 photos)
  • 18th Annual Strawberry Fields Forever Ride, May 20, 2007 (43 photos, 1 video)
  • 175km of training in a weekend, May 12-13, 2007 (30 photos)
  • Mike's Mt Diablo Ride, April 28, 2007 (26 photos)
  • Rob's Moon Rocks Ride, April 15, 2007 (32 photos, 2 videos)
  • Golden Gate Park Disc Golf Course Grand Opening, March 31, 2007 (23 photos)
  • 8th Annual Moab Muni Festival, March 23-25, 2007 (64 photos, 2 videos)
  • Berkeley with Paul and Geoff, March 14, 2007 (23 photos, 3 videos)
  • Solvang Half Century Mar 10, 2007 (17 photos, 2 videos)
  • First 3 MUT Training Rides Jan 21-Feb 25, 2007 (38 photos, 1 video)
  • 2006

  • Japan Dec 20, 2006-Jan 3, 2007 (210 photos)
  • Family Photo Session in San Francisco Dec 9, 2006 (10 photos)
  • Our unicycles and bicycles (66 photos so far, last update 12/5/2006)
  • Machete Ridge, Pinnacles rock-climbing (49 photos)
  • Movaris Engineering Sailing Trip, Nov 16, 2006 (25 photos)
  • Los Angeles Mountain Unicycle Weekend, Nov 10-12, 2006 (93 photos/2 videos)
  • 2nd Annual Berkeley Juggling/Unicycling Festival and Mount Diablo Challenge, Sept 30-Oct 1, 2006 (28 photos/2 videos)
  • 11th Annual California Mountain Unicycle Weekend, Sept 22-25, 2006 (100 photos/6 videos)
  • MUT Qualifier 2: 4th Annual SF Tour, Sept 10, 2006 (70 photos, 2 videos)
  • MUT Qualifier 1: Eureka Canyon, Sept 9, 2006 (16 photos, 1 video)
  • Unicon XIII in Switzerland & visit to St Gallen, July 22-Aug 6, 2006 (144 photos, 3 videos)
  • Strawberry Fields Forever 100km ride in rain, May 21, 2006 (6 photos)
  • Mother's Day in San Francisco, May 14, 2006 (8 photos)
  • Family Trip to Yosemite and Mt Bullion, May 5-7, 2006 (50 photos)
  • Family Reunion Picnic, April 30, 2006 (10 photos)
  • Trip to Ruby Valley and Lake Tahoe, April 12-17, 2006 (39 photos)
  • Rob's Ride in the mud, April 2, 2006 (10 photos, 6 videos) Video/Photo slideshow 2:49 51MB
  • 7th Annual Moab Muni Festival, March 24-26, 2006 (33 photos, 1 video)
  • Mondo Juggling/Unicycling Festival, Feb 24-26, 2006 (23 photos)
  • Laos UniTour, Jan 19-Feb 4, 2006 (186 photos, 7 videos)
  • The Last Laos Training Ride, Jan 15, 2006 (19 photos, 1 video)
  • 59 mile Laos Training Ride, Jan 8, 2006 (23 photos, 1 video)
  • 2005

  • Olympus Test Photos, Dec 23-24, 2005 (10 photos)
  • Santa Barbara Mountain Unicycling, Dec 17-18, 2005 (46 photos, 1 video)
  • Visit to Valle Verde, Dec 17, 2005 (8 photos)
  • Rob's Ride in Santa Cruz with 12 Unicyclists, Nov 20, 2005 (22 photos)
  • Laos Training ride to Moss Landing with 7 Unicyclists, Nov 13, 2005 (8 photos)
  • Rob's Ride in Santa Cruz with 7 Unicyclists, Oct 30, 2005 (18 photos)
  • 10th Annual California Mountain Unicycle Weekend, Oct 14-16, 2005 (46 photos/2 videos)
  • 1st Annual Berkeley Juggling and Unicycling Festival, Oct 8-9, 2005 (25 photos/8 videos)
  • 3rd Annual Unicycle Tour of San Francisco, Sept 11, 2005 (36 photos)
  • Alps Unicycle Tour, August 1-19, 2005 (89 photos) Tour website; see Daily Updates for more photos
  • Gazos Creek/Big Basin/Last Chance Rd Training ride, July 17, 2005 (18 photos)
  • Nicene Marks Training ride, July 17, 2005 (19 photos)
  • Two big Alps Training Rides, July 9-10, 2005 (41 photos) Bronson's Photos
  • Santa Cruz Mountains Training Ride, June 19, 2005 (17 photos)
  • Ride around Lake Tahoe and Family Reunion, June 3-5, 2005 (31 photos)
  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Toronto, Canada, May 21-23, 2005 (56 photos)
  • Strawberry Field Forever with 15 unicyclists, May 15, 2005 (28 photos)
  • Springtime at Grizzly Flat, April 30-May 1, 2005 (42 photos)
  • Moab Muni Fest, April 1-4, 2005 (46 photos)
  • Unicycle Tour to Monterey, Mar 26-27, 2005 (18 photos)
  • Unicycling the Solvang Century, Mar 12, 2005 (23 photos)
  • Offroad Cokering, Rob's Ride in Santa Cruz, Mar 6, 2005 (12 photos)
  • Nicene Marks Muni ride, Feb 20, 2005 (18 photos)
  • Sacramento Premiere of 'From A Silk Cocoon', Feb 19, 2005 (7 photos)
  • A Caribbean Unicycle Adventure, Jan 13-23, 2005 (68 photos)
  • 2004

  • Hellyer Park Disc Golf, Dec 19, 2004 (8 photos)
  • SF Family Photo session, Dec 18, 2004 (10 photos)
  • Mt Diablo Muni, Dec 12, 2004 (16 photos)
  • Braille Trail Muni, Dec 5, 2004 (14 photos)
  • Santa Barbara Mountain Unicycling, Nov 26 and Aug 28, 2004 (31 photos)
  • El Tour de Tucson on Unicycle, Nov 20, 2004 (19 photos)
  • 9th California Mountain Unicycle Weekend, Lake Tahoe, Sept 17-19, 2004 (50 photos)
  • Alps Unicycle Tour Qualifier Rides, Sept 11-12, 2004 (40 photos)
  • Mt Conness Hiking Trip, Sept 4-6, 2004 (28 photos)
  • Skyline Blvd Coker Ride, Aug 22, 2004 (14 photos)
  • Unicon 12 in Tokyo Japan, July 23-Aug 8, 2004 (145 photos)
  • 20th Anniversary Party at Pajaro Dunes, July 16-18, 2004 (35 photos)
  • Family Reunion in Redwood City, July 10, 2004 (18 photos)
  • Ride around Lake Tahoe, June 6, 2004 (18 photos)
  • Telluride MountainFilm Festival and Unicycling, May 28-June 1, 2004 (25 photos)
  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous - Toronto, May 21-24, 2004 (40 photos)
  • 24 Hours of Adrenalin - California, May 15-16, 2004 (35 photos)
  • Moonride - New Zealand, May 2-10, 2004 (37 photos)
  • Coker Tour to Monterey, April 17-18, 2004 (35 photos)
  • Moab Munifest, March 26-28, 2004 (51 photos)
  • Santa Cruz Beach Riding 2/29/2004 (16 photos)
  • Beau rides a 36" unicycle to school, Jan 14, 2004 (7 photos)
  • 2003

  • Muni in Santa Barbara, CA, Nov 28, 2003 and Jan 17, 2004 (28 photos)
  • Muni in Sedona, AZ, Nov 20-23, 2003 (37 photos)
  • California Muni Weekend 2003, Oct 19-21, 2003 (26 photos)
  • Whistler, Victoria and Vancouver Unicycling etc, Sept 17-21, 2003 (48 photos)
  • 41 Mile San Francisco Unicycle Tour, Sept 13, 2003 (12 photos)
  • Truckee Muni Ride, Sept 7, 2003 (13 photos)
  • Rafting on the Tuolumne River, July 26-27, 2003 (27 photos)
  • Norwegian Unicycle Tour, June 6-July 2, 2003 (217 photos) Tour website; see Daily Updates for more photos
  • Hunter36 Touring Unicycle, June 5, 2003 (10 photos)
  • 60 Mile Solo Training ride, June 1, 2003 (8 photos)
  • 24 More Hours of Unicycling, May 17-18, 2003 (43 photos)
  • Prototype Carbon Fiber Adjustable Unicycle Cranks, April 10, 2003 (6 photos)
  • Moab Muni Festival, Mar 28-31, 2003 (57 photos)
  • Magazine Shoot at Panther Beach, Mar 9, 2003 (8 photos)
  • Frannie's Birthday celebration, Jan 5, 2003 (9 photos)
  • 2002

  • Family Photo Session, Dec 15, 2002 (7 photos)
  • Yuba River Muni Ride, Oct 27, 2002 (13 photos)
  • Mt Diablo Challenge, Oct 6, 2002 (10 photos)
  • 7th California Muni Weekend, Sept 20-22, 2002 (16 photos)
  • White Mountain Peak descent, Sept 1, 2002 (40 photos)
  • Beau Ultimate Wheels to 5th grade, Aug 27, 2002 (5 photos)
  • How to Open a bottle of Champagne, Aug 24, 2002 (9 photos)
  • Howell Mountain Challenge on Unicycle, Aug 11, 2002 (12 photos)
  • Unicon XI in Washington and Vancouver, Aug 2-Aug 5, 2002 (66 photos, 1 video)
  • Spain, June 19-25, 2002 (35 photos)
  • Downieville Downhill Muni ride, June 16, 2002 (16 photos)
  • Vancouver Unicycling, June 13-15, 2002 (9 photos)
  • Balloon Dome Backpack trip, May 25-27, 2002 (29 photos)
  • 24 Hours of Unicycling, May 18-19, 2002 (48 photos)
  • Bhutan Unicycling April/May, 2002 (155 photos)
  • Santa Cruz Mountain unicycling 2/18,23,24/2002 (21 photos, 2 video)
  • Unicycle Disc Golf at De Laveaga Park, Jan 12, 2002 (8 photos)
  • 2001

  • Family get together in San Francisco, Dec 9, 2001 (9 photos)
  • Santa Cruz Muni, Nov 10-11, 2001 (19 photos)
  • Mount Whitney in a day, Oct 13, 2001 (54 photos)
  • White Mountain Peak Unicycling Trip, August 31-Sept 3, 2001 (49 photos)
  • Backpacking Trip, August 25-26, 2001 (22 photosm 1 video)
  • Santa Cruz "Better Than North Shore", August 22 & Sept 4, 2001 (13 photos)
  • Vancouver North Shore, August 4-5, 2001 (19 photos, 1 video)
  • National Unicycle Convention, July 16-22, 2001 (55 photos)
  • Wilder Ranch Mountain Unicycle Ride, June 24, 2001 (9 photos)
  • Mr Toad's Wild Unicycle Ride, June 16, 2001 (15 photos)
  • Backpacking Trip, May 25-28, 2001 (51 photos, 1 video)
  • Nathan's Birthday Weekend, May 5-6, 2001 (23 photos, 2 videos)
  • Mexico Mountain Unicycling, Apr 14-25, 2001 (65 photos)
  • Sea Otter Weekend Mountain Unicycling, Mar 22-25, 2001 (65 photos, 1 video)
  • El Corte de Madera/De Laveaga Park Mountain Unicycling, Mar 17-18, 2001 (17 photos)
  • Beau's 9th Birthday Party, Jan 28, 2001 (17 photos)
  • Finding a Geocache and Mountain Unicycling, Jan 27, 2001 (9 photos)
  • Rockville Park Mountain Unicycling, Jan 21, 2001 (11 photos)
  • Pinnacles Rock Climbing, Jan 20, 2001 (23 photos)
  • 2000

  • Death Valley and Manzanar, Dec 28-30, 2000 (35 photos)
  • 5th California MUni Weekend, Lake Tahoe, September 2000 (43 photos)
  • Unicon X in China, Great Wall pictures, August 2000 (126 photos, 1 video)
  • 1999

  • 1999 California MUni Weeknd, Auburn, October 1999 (9 photos)
  • 1998

  • 1998 California MUni Weeknd, Auburn, October 1998 (8 photos)
  • 1992

  • Our trip from Tokyo to California, June-August 1992 (356 photos)

  • Off line albums:
  • Hideout Canyon Air Conditioner, Nov 23, 2000 (21 photos)
  • Grizzly Flat, Nov 24, Oct 22 and Jun 25, 2000 (32 photos)
  • Family Reunion, November 2000 (9 photos)
  • Wonder Lakes, Backpacking, August 2000 (62 photos)
  • Santa Barbara, July 7-9 2000 (12 photos)
  • Lake Tahoe, Mr Toad's Wild Unicycle Ride, June 2000 (26 photos)
  • Davis Cyclebration, May 2000 (47 photos)
  • Yosemite, May 2000 (45 photos)
  • Joshua Tree, Rock Climbing, April 2000 (58 photos)

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    Nathan Hoover / uninathan_at_gmail.com