Crowd Surfing Windansea

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Bumping Rails

by Telephotopro

Some pics from yesterday. I was going to surf but got caught up shooting with the 600 and by the time I was done I said, “Forget it for today. This Saturday surf is too crowded.”

[File info all images: Nikon D5300, Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3; Focal Length: 600mm; 1/400sec; f/6.3; ISO 100; Manual; Pattern metering]

Windansea
Windansea
Windansea
Windansea
Windansea
Windansea
Windansea
Windansea

The bottom of Point Loma Avenue

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Zooming in at my old neighborhood

by Telephotopro

The photos below show the southwestern terminus of Point Loma Avenue as seen from miles and miles away in La Jolla, at the South Bird Rock viewpoint. This image was shot hand-held, I might humbly add, although my elbows were resting on the fencepost.

If you look closely you can see the powder-blue walls of The Inn at Sunset Cliffs, 1370 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107. A great place to shoot a wedding, I can attest. It was about 130 steps or so from my front door when I was in the apartments up the street for several years, at the corner of Ebers and Pt. Loma.

I’m loving the reach of this 600mm. The only thing holding it back is the pixel resolution. I might need to go full-frame body.

[File info: Nikon D5300, Tamron 150-600mm; Focal Length: 600mm; Exposure: 1/400sec; ISO 100; f/6.3; Manual; Pattern Metering]

Point Loma as seen from Bird Rock in La Jolla with my 600mm telephoto
Point Loma as seen from Bird Rock in La Jolla with my 600mm telephoto
Point Loma as seen from Bird Rock in La Jolla with my 600mm telephoto, cropped to show motel at foot of Point Loma Ave.
Point Loma as seen from Bird Rock in La Jolla with my 600mm telephoto, cropped to show motel at foot of Point Loma Ave.

Summer Is Here

First Surf

By Rob

I paddled out for evening glass today, in recognition of the celestial epoch known as Summer Solstice. Honoring this timeless event of the ages as passed down from generation to generation in the human lineage is very important and must be taken with the utmost of seriousness. The future harvest, new growth, regeneration, life itself, everything hinges on…

Okay, what really happened is my banker called in sick today so I didn’t meet him for that 4 o’clock and this freed up time for me to head down to The Shores and catch a few party waves above the stingrays with a dozen or so of my closest buddies.

The water was almost as warm as the air, so it’ll be time soon to consider mowing down the chest lawn again and hanging up the ol’ wetsuit until fall.

First day of summer sunset time
First day of summer sunset time

Photo log, 6-18 & 6-20, 2019

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Sea, Sky, & The Cardiff Kook

by telephoto.pro

These pics were done today with the exception of the bottom photo of “The Cardiff Kook” statue. I put its title in quotes because I don’t think it’s the official name of the memorial to the community’s beach culture, but it’s the one that for now has seemingly stuck. It was taken from the driver’s window of my van as I drove off after being stopped at the traffic signal on PCH.

The others were all today. I liked the sky after noticing the distant hill clearly visible to the north, which I at first thought might be Dana Point but now expect it to be the hills of Camp Pendleton jutting up above the horizon. Usually they are invisible or much more hazy and obscured. The clouds to the southwest looked good too. Then of course I had to focus on the cove because, well, La Jolla Cove. I also was impressed by the detail of Del Mar way to the south of Blacks. The clarity of atmosphere today was great, and it hadn’t even rained.

La Jolla sky and sea elements, 6-20-19, 600mm telephoto.pro log. [Nikon D5300, Tamron 150-600 f5-6.3, FL: 600mm, Exp: 1/800 sec, f11, ISO 400, manual]
La Jolla sky and sea elements, 6-20-19, 600mm telephoto.pro log. [Nikon D5300, Tamron 150-600 f5-6.3, FL: 600mm, Exp: 1/800 sec, f8, ISO 400, manual]
La Jolla sky and sea elements, 6-20-19, 600mm telephoto.pro log. [Nikon D5300, Tamron 150-600 f5-6.3, FL: 600mm, Exp: 1/800 sec, f8, ISO 400, manual]
La Jolla sky and sea elements, 6-20-19, 600mm telephoto.pro log. [Nikon D5300, Tamron 150-600 f5-6.3, FL: 600mm, Exp: 1/400 sec, f8, ISO 400]
La Jolla sky and sea elements, 6-20-19, 600mm telephoto.pro log. [Nikon D5300, Tamron 150-600 f5-6.3, FL: 600mm, Exp: 1/400 sec, f8, ISO 400]
Cardiff Kook, 6-18-19, telephoto.pro log, 200mm [Nikon D5300, Tamron 70-200, FL:155mm, f2.8, 1/200 sec, f11, ISO 400]