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…
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.
Cee’s challenge this week is shadows and Kongo loves taking portraits of people standing in shadows with a nice side light. Above Thom, a cowboy model in New Mexico, poses in the doorway of an old movie set at Eaves Ranch near Santa Fe. Read on for more shadows.
Last 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.
This week the WordPress Photo Challenge is The Hue of You, designed to focus those who accept the challenge to focus on different hues of light. Kongo took this image last weekend from the balcony of a rented beach house in Carlsbad, California where this group on the beach took in the sunset hues of orange and purple.
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.
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 (travel-monkey.me)