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Posts tagged “Landscape

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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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 πŸ™‚ Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

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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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Clouds, HDR, Landscape, Mississauga

A view of downtown Mississauga from my cousin’s balcony, this view was synonymous with this summer’s vacation as we typically started off the day by having a coffe in the balcony while making plans for the rest of the day. At least its the weekend and the weather is nice πŸ™‚

Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

I thought I would enter the weekly photo challenge for the first time since I have something that fits the theme, this is the near taking a picture of the far πŸ™‚ I saw this couple trying (more…)

On the deck

An image of the two lower level viewing decks in Griffith Observatory, there are another 2 levels that are above these two. The Hollywood hills are in the background with the famous Hollywood sign in the middle.

This is paradise

We’ve been having a few hot & humid days in San Diego, nothing compared to the rest of the country as I was in the Northeast a few weeks ago and its not comparable, its very mild in the Southwest πŸ™‚ I decided to go for a swim after work and I was thinking to myself I can do this all year around, how lucky am I to live in San Diego. Thats when I remembered that I had this image waiting to be published, so here is a slice of our paradise πŸ™‚

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

Mystery Factory

A picture of the sunset over Redondo Beach’s yacht clubs. The factory in the middle of the image has been a mysterious factory for me. We rode our bikes there and there wasn’t a single sign that indicated what was going on inside, even google maps names every place around it but not it! Satellite view makes it look like a water/oil refinery?? I’m not sure what was going besides (more…)

In the Shadows

A shed/storage room behind around Balboa Park that caught my attention. I ended up walking right up to the fence and its a Canyon with about a 100-200 ft drop! Not sure what was the purpose of this shed then but ah well, great photography opportunity so I won’t complain. I decided to go with a monochrome version of this image.

Why HDR?

I’ve been asked lately about the HDRs that I do and how I do them, instead of responding to the individual e-mails and comments I figured I’d do a series of posts over time and this is the first instalment. First off, let’s be honest over here: I’m not a professional and I don’t think I’m that good; I do think that I’ve improved a lot over time though πŸ™‚ I do appreciate all the kind comments so with all the humility I figured I’d share the knowledge. But as the saying goes: “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”, I don’t want this to be a recipe type of “knowledge sharing” so its only appropriate to start with why use the technique to begin with. (more…)

Light at the end of the tunnel

Technically this is not a tunnel so the title is not applicable but you get where I’m going with this πŸ™‚ I love symmetrical pictures, I tend to see them or look for them everywhere and with the sun being right down the middle, it was too good to resist. This was a small dock in Mission Bay, San Diego… Happy Tuesday πŸ™‚

Worldbeat Cultural Center

This in an image of the Worldbeat Cultural Center in Balboa Park, its a non-profit institution dedicated to African and African-American arts and culture. They offer classes international dance and drumming year around, along with concerts and lectures. There was a group of about 5 to 7 people playing their drums on the other side of the center and that really confused me at the time, I wasn’t sure if it was a drum store or a museum! Anyway its Monday and what better way to start off the week than with a sunburst, enjoy the start of the work week πŸ™‚

Community Center

Another image from the archives, this is an image that I took during our short visit to San Clemente. This is their community center, what really caught my attention was the red toy on the lawn as I thought it would make the composition a lot more interesting. Hope you’re enjoying the weekend πŸ™‚

Under the shade

A gigantic tree that towered over this vibrant blue building, with the shadows and the small clouds in the sky I thought it was a very spring like shot. Hope you’re enjoying the weekend πŸ™‚