Glimpse of Big Sur: Sunset Timelapse Video

When was the last time you saw a sunset? I mean really saw it.

Have you ever seen the last morsel of the sun slowly dip below a watery horizon?

If you never have, I hope that today’s video will help you imagine what it’s like to see in the flesh (since a video can never do a sunset justice).

You see, as we followed the Pacific Coast Highway back up north to the Bay Area of California, the sun began to set over the ocean just to our left, creating a stunning sight. It was so beautiful that we had to stop and use our cameras one last time before we left the Big Sur area. The result is a video I’ve named “Big Sur, Big Sunset.” (And it comes with 3 haiku!)

The funny part is, I didn’t even plan that my sunset photos would become a video, but they were similar enough that I was able to create time lapse using the photos that often looks as though it’s actual video footage of the sunset. And this worked out perfectly because the camera I had couldn’t take HD video at all, so this method was the only way I could get true HD video as a result. (To see the video in HD, head over to “Big Sur, Big Sunset” on YouTube and choose 720p.)

Painting made of light
Look! Just enough clouds to see
Fires in the Sky

Distant Fireball
Racing below horizon
Last flicker of day

Seeing day’s last breath
The Sun slips quickly away
Farther suns appear

Next: Pier 39, Chinatown, & San Francisco Explorations

Before I actually went and wandered the streets myself, I never realized how dynamic and incredible San Francisco can truly be. And as it turned out, I’d picked just about the perfect day to begin my San Francisco explorations, and not just because it felt like a parade was thrown in my honor… but we’ll get to that…

See what happened next →

To see all videos, see the YouTube page. (Thanks to Laserlong for providing their song “Moon & Sunset” for use via

Who is worthy to Shine? poem

Am I unworthy?
then let universe spit me
out, cold, and alone

no talent in me?
then let the world ignore me
darkness and alone

does my light not shine?
let nothing at all be mine
i will be alone

prison of my mind
sitting in bleak sands of time
sitting in nothing


Even in darkness
I remember light divine
Purpose dwells within

I release myself
From that dark prison of mine
Newness will begin

Opening my eyes
One heart begins a new shine
And we all join in