Sixth Sense


Kongo can’t recall his sixth birthday.  He definitely recalls his eighth because it didn’t end well when an actual fisticuffs melee broke out between the little monkey and his party guests over the placement of toy soldiers preparing to charge a mud mountain from whence they would be promptly mowed down with rubber band machine guns.  But when #1 granddaughter celebrated her sixth birthday over the weekend at Legoland in Carlsbad, California he thinks it will be a birthday to remember.   Continue reading “Sixth Sense”

My First Large Scale Display

Kongo doesn’t reblog many posts but this is a very special one. The monkey discovered Mark several months ago on WordPress and was instantly inspired. His beautiful images of iconic views around San Diego has sent the monkey packing to try to do similar shots all over town. His advice on photography and camera gear is always spot on and Kongo has ended up spending lots of money following his advice. Mark always describes how he makes an image so you can learn a lot as you enjoy the spectacular results. This post is of Mark’s first large scale display … Continue reading My First Large Scale Display

Scripps Pier

The Scripps Pier at sunset.  This research pier is located between La Jolla Shores and Black’s Beach in La Jolla.  Kongo snapped this image shortly before he moved beneath the pier to get the shot in the previous post.  He liked the reflection on the sand and the sandpiper who stood still long enough not to be blurry in this 3-second exposure. Travel safe.  Have fun. Related articles Under the Pier (   Continue reading Scripps Pier

Under the Pier

Kongo took this image yesterday under the Scripps Pier in La Jolla, California about 10 minutes past sunset.  He mounted his Canon 7D on a tripod, used a EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens set at f22 for five seconds. Scripps Pier is a private research pier located between La Jolla Shores and Black’s Beach.  It is owned by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Travel safe.  Have fun Related articles Ocean Beach Sunset ( Continue reading Under the Pier