Along the boardwalk in Ocean Beach, Kongo captured this fun cyclist who goes by the handle “Stunt.” He’s fine tuned this fat mountain bike with huge tires to ride on one wheel and have a really good time while doing it! Continue reading “Bikes and Stunts”
In the Ocean Beach (called OB by the locals) is one of the most beautiful streets in San Diego. It’s aptly named Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and you can drive along it for a mile or so once you reach the ocean and there are several places to park and enjoy the view. In the late afternoon the cliffs turn a reddish-orange. Continue reading “Sunset Cliffs”
After finishing up the year’s last conference call, the last email, the last spreadsheet review, and while East Coast monkeys were queuing up for a good spot in Times Square, Kongo headed out to Sunset Cliffs in late afternoon to capture the last sunset of 2013. As the image above suggests, that didn’t work out so well. But there were other good things before the fog rolled in. Read on to see. Continue reading “Last Sunset of 2013 (NOT)”
Okay, the monkey gets that the weather is indeed frightful for most of the country. Kongo spent last week in New Jersey with icy roads, snow, and starting off each morning scraping winter junk off the windshields so he has sympathy. A lot of sympathy. Sort of. But today in San Diego it was 72 at the Ocean Beach Fishing Pier and the monkey captured how a lot of residents in America’s Finest City spend their time while less fortunate baboons are caught in blizzards. Read on.
It was a great evening for sunset photography at the Ocean Beach pier in San Diego tonight. The first picture is shot with two layers of neutral gray filters which added about 2.5 stops for 3.2 seconds, f32, ISO 100. I used a Tamron wide angle 10-24 mm SP lens at 24mm. I could see the sun sinking fast so for the second shot I quickly changed to a Canon 70-200mm EF “L” Series lens and took the image at 144mm. I didn’t have time to do a complete filter swap so I just held a single square of gray neutral density glass over the lens, which added about one stop, set the aperture to f32 and the shutter at 0.4 seconds for the correct exposure. When shooting from a tripod I always use either a 2 second timer or an auto shutter release (as in this case) to reduce camera shake. Both images were taken with a Canon 7D. Continue reading “Ocean Beach Sunset”