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Lights Out

HDR, La Jolla, Long Exposure, Mt. Soledad, UTC

A view of UTC / La Jolla from the top of Mt. Soledad. The very first post on this photoblog was a panoramic view of San Diego from the same spot, so I thought it was only fitting that the last entry should be were it al started but looking 180 degrees the other way πŸ™‚ Starting tomorrow I’ll be posting from my self-hosted blog (


12 responses

  1. You should keep this blog, anyway. I mean, don’t delete it or anything.

    November 30, 2012 at 2:41 am

  2. I like the two white-lit towers in the left. Is it a cathedral?

    November 30, 2012 at 3:54 am

    • Its a Mormon church… its actually a key landmark of La Jolla. I was right in front of the gates earlier that night and contemplated taking a close up but I got worried security would come after me! πŸ™‚

      November 30, 2012 at 8:33 pm

  3. Wishing you all the best at your new site (I’m signed on already)

    November 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    • Thank you so much… I’m not going anywhere… the biggest change the like button is gone… everything else should stay the same if not get slightly better πŸ™‚

      November 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      • Ahhh… but I’ll miss the like button. I know people have mixed feelings about it, but I like it for the times when I don’t have time or can’t think of anything to say, but want to let you know I was there and like what you do!

        November 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

        • You can just vote by using the stars… I can see the subscribers when they vote. This way you can give the HDRs that you don’t like 1’s & 2’s and I’ll know πŸ™‚ I’m still looking for other solutions… so hopefully I can find a solution.

          November 30, 2012 at 8:37 pm

          • πŸ˜‰

            November 30, 2012 at 9:00 pm

            • Speaking of HDR…… would you believe I came across an image in a blog I follow that looked like a waaaaay overdone HDR and the photographer claimed it was not HDR? It’s the first image in this post and see the response to the first comment: “No HDR, ever. All of my images are single frames–no blending or composites.” I can’t imagine how he does that, but I totally believe him. I still can’t say I care for the look.

              November 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm

              • I would imagine he used a lot of software filters… I’m not sure why some get sensitive about the technique… all the matters is the final product. I didn’t like that post but his other images seem pretty cool πŸ™‚

                November 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm

                • Yes, he does some really cool photography, but I noted he didn’t include “post-processing” in his answer…. He did seem a bit put out at the suggestion that it was HDR, didn’t he? Whatever you do to get to that point of jarring post-reality, lacking any hint of shadow…. I don’t like it. Having said that…. it’s still a matter of personal preference I suppose. Could be that I’m still in the old-school category where I’m used to a level of shadow in photos and I’m having trouble adjusting to the stark detail….. it’s not good or bad, just preference. I can imagine situations where I might be tempted to use HDR or especially post-processing, but I wouldn’t want it to be as extreme as the example I just linked to….

                  November 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm

  4. see you on your new self hosted blog. πŸ™‚

    November 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm