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Cabrillo Bridge in Balboa Park B&W HDR

Cabrillo Bridge, Balboa Park, San Diego, Califorina.

I modified this picture with the Tonality B&W photo editing app, which I recently purchased. I really like the way this app can change the look of many of my favorite pictures, such as this one. More to come.

 

Cabrillo Bridge Tonality HDR

Mt. San Jacinto State Park

Here a few pictures that I recently dug up from trip I made to Mt San Jacinto State Park, CA back in 2006, which predates the start of this blog, which I started in 2009. Mt San Jacinto is located immediately west of Palm Springs. At a height of 10,834 it is the second hight peak in Southern California.

From the Palm Springs side of the mountain the only way up is via Palm Springs Aerial Tram. The ride up is really breathtaking.

 

 

A Walk Along the La Jolla Coast Trail

This weekend the Wall St. Journal published a good article about San Diego and highlighted many places that visitors would enjoy. The article made me consider some of my favorite spots in “America’s Finest City”, a place that I know well as a result of living there from 2003 to 2014. There are so many beautiful, scenic places in San Diego that it is very challenging to choose one spot as the best, but certainly one of my favorite places is the Coastal Trail just north of La Jolla Village where the views over the California Coast and the Pacific Ocean are truly stunning. I have walked along that trail many, many times and took several videos that I think capture the beauty of the area. I took the video posted below on a quiet Monday back in March of 2011.

la-jolla-coastal-trail

 

Bus Stop on the Silver Strand

I was browsing my photo archives earlier today and came across this picture on the Silver Stand beach near San Diego, which is one of my favorites. I enhanced this photo with the Snapseed HDR filter.

The Silver Strand is a narrow stretch of beach, about 7 miles long that connects Coronado Island to Imperial Beach and the rest of California. The Pacific Ocean is on the west side of the Strand and San Diego Bay is on the  east side. State Highway 75 runs along the the entire length of the Strand and buses from San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) run up and down the Strand (the 901 Bus). There is also a paved biking/running path that runs parallel to the highway. I took this picture during one of my many bike rides from Coronado to Imperial Beach and back. I snapped this picture heading north, on the way back to Coronado.

To the left of the bus shelter you can see Point Loma in the distance. To the right you can see the bike path.This particular stop is roughly in the middle of strand and Silver Strand State Beach is literally right across the highway.

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Seagull on the Ocean Beach Pier, San Diego

I took this picture at the end of Ocean Beach Pier in San Diego, CA July 2011.

As you can see from this photo the shore is quite a distance away. The OB Pier is 1,971 ft long and is the longest concrete pier on the West Coast of United States.

Seagull on OB Pier SD

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara Sunken Gardens

I took this photo at the rear entrance to the Sunken Gardens behind the Santa Barbara County Court House.

SB Sunken Gardens

View South From the La Jolla Gliderport

 

I took this picture back in 2012. I love the dramatic meeting of land and sea that this spot in La Jolla presents.

 

La Jolla Gliderport


George M. Fattell.

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