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So the monkey has been really busy.  As in crashing on one major proposal after another, sweating in those 18-hour days, composing hundred-page attachments and losing his eyesight in spreadsheets with dozens upon dozens of linked tabs.  Some of you know how that goes.  Anyway, last month Kongo got a new birthday camera but hasn’t had that much time to play with it.  This past week, with Mrs. Kongo back in Boston playing with the new granddaughter (her name is Persephone, BTW) Kongo put the computer in sleep mode and went out to spend a few hours at sunset.  The image above is the San Diego skyline from the lawn next to Peohe’s in Coronado.

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San Diego is burning up.  Literally.  Unusual wildfires are spreading across the county causing millions of dollars in damage, destroying homes and businesses, and causing thousands to evacuate.  It’s a very unusual pattern as the traditional fire season doesn’t start until much later in the year but strong Santa Ana winds and a biblical drought have created conditions for a perfect firestorm.  At Kongo’s house yesterday it was 105.

_MG_2446Last evening Kongo took advantage of a nice sunset to capture these two enjoying the evening at an overlook at Shell Beach near La Jolla Cove in San Diego.  The shoreline in this area is usually crowded with tourists and locals alike this time of day. Parking is always a challenge but the monkey scored a convenient spot nearby and didn’t have to lug his gear too far.

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Granddaughter photo shoot on an evening beach in Carlsbad, California.  Kongo has rented a beach house for a long weekend and had fun playing with a new Speedlite 600EX-RT.  The hardest thing about these shoots is getting a six and four year old to stay still long enough to get a good picture.