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La Jolla

Scripps Pier

La Jolla, La Jolla Shores, Landscape, San Diego, Scripps Pier, sunset

Yesterday’s post was about Pacific Beach’s Pier and today’s post is just a few miles further north, Scripps Pier in La Jolla. This pier unlike the others in San Diego, is not open to the public but is mostly used for research by UCSD; to be more specific its part of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP).

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Setting the path

HDR, La Jolla Cove, La Jollla, San Diego, sunset
The sun has set a very clear path down the ocean on where its going to set from that day and I tried to get it right down the middle of the stairs as if its inviting you chase it down the ocean 🙂 Have a great hump day.

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Casa de Manana

Casa de Manana, Children's Pool, Coast Blvd, La Jolla, La Jolla Cove, La Jollla, San Diego, sunset

An image of Casa de Manana’s retirement community with downtown La Jolla in the backdrop. It originally opened as Hotel Casa de Manana in 1923 and its original owner sold it in 1956, shortly after it was turned into a retirement community. The detailed story is available on their website, its a short read.

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Descending Sun

HDR, La Jolla, La Jolla Shores, Landscape, San Diego, sunburst, sunset

Yet another week comes to an end and what better way to end it than another sunset from La Jolla shores 🙂 Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

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Lifeguard Tower

Clouds, HDR, La Jolla, La Jolla Cove, La Jollla, Lifeguard Tower, San Diego, sunset

The lifeguard tower over children’s pool at La Jolla Cove around sunset. Considering how this the highest point overlooking the ocean and its on top of a rocky area, this is probably the central tower for La Jolla as the ocean is not very accesible from that point specially in case of an emergency!

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Campus Extension

Architecture, HDR, La Jolla, La Jolla Shores, Landscape, San Diego, sunset, UCSD

A part of the UCSD campus around the La Jolla Scripps Pier, this is most probably used by the research staff & graduate students of the university.

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Silky waters

La Jolla Cove, La Jollla, Neutral Density Filter, San Diego, Silky Water

A picture of La Jolla cove from children’s pool beach. Since the sun was still out and it was bright no matter how low I bumped my ISO and how small I set my aperture I couldn’t get the shutter slow enough to smooth out the water. I had to use my variable neutral density filter (which acts like a pair of sunglasses) to get the silky waters effect. In essence, the filter blocks the amount of light the sensor sees and the the shutter will remain open for a longer period to allow for a correct exposure; and this will get you the silky water effect 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Big Rock, La Jolla Cove, La Jollla, San Diego, silhouette, sunset, Weekly Photo Challenge, Negative Tide Pools

Here is a silhouette from the negative tide pools at La Jolla Cove from last Wednesday. Little did we know we had a spectacular sunset in store for us that day, I could’ve sworn I overheard someone mention that you always get amazing sunsets when you have negative tides! Can anyone confirm if this is a fact or myth?


Watching the show

Last night’s sunset was epic! Nature put on quite a show; within a span of half an hour the sky changed so many colors, it was incredible. A time-lapse would’ve been a lot more appropriate than this HDR but this was towards the last fifteen minutes where the sky went from yellow to orange to red. Here is an an instagram picture that I took with my phone without applying any filters about 10 minutes after taking the brackets above. Just look at all these people just staring the sunset, there were so many more above from (more…)


Setting up the shot

HDR, La Jolla, La Jolla Shores, Landscape, San Diego, sunset, Pacific Ocean

I haven’t done a sunset shot in a long time, at least it feels like it to me. This was this past Saturday’s sunset at La Jolla shores, I took a stroll down to the beach just to enjoy the warm days as they haven’t left Southern California yet. I was wrapping up my shots for the day and I saw this photographer working with a couple and trying to setup the shot for them; I decided to take a picture of them 🙂

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Way to the library

While having lunch one day, a friend of mine pointed out how rare was it to see a sign that showed the way to the library. I agreed and snapped a picture 🙂


How many roads?

“How many roads must a man walk down
Before they call him a man
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand
How many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they are forever banned
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind”

From Blowing in the Wind by Bob Dylan


Yellow Flower

Just a pretty yellow flower to end the work week with. Happy Friday everyone 🙂


Artistic Entrance

This is an image of a parking structure that is on the ground floor of a business/housing complex in Bird Rock, La Jolla. Bird Rock is a bit of an “artistic” town so I believe this is just the builder’s unique entrance to the parking garage because the store windows were shaped the same way except that they had glass windows.


Bella Capri

Bella Capri is a retail center that is located near downtown La Jolla; it houses 7 stores on the ground floor and some 20 upscale residential units on the 2nd floor. According to their website this whole complex was renovated back in 2005 and all residential units have been sold for an average price of $620,000! Southern California prices for you…