Sunset Cliffs

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.

Last Sunset of 2013 (NOT)

  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.

Surfing Christmas in San Diego

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.

Ocean Beach Sunset

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…

Surf Monkey

Kongo took a stroll on Ocean Beach in San Diego today.  OB is a great place to watch people, hang out, and remember when you were young and did stupid things.  A significant part of the population of OB got lost in a time warp coming home from Woodstock and have been hanging out and getting high in OB ever since.  There are more head shops per capita than most anyplace else the monkey has ever visited.  All in all, it’s a fun place.