Friday, February 20, 2009

Mount Soledad Cross La Jolla, California

Mount Soledad Cross La Jolla, California
Skywatch Friday

The San Diego area has been presenting a lot of skywatch opportunities. This first shot is the Latin Cross in Mount Soledad Park. Here is a link to more information on it:
Mount Soledad

The picture was shot in Black and White (monochrome setting) with the D700 and the 50mm/1.8 Nikon lens.

The second picture is from Tourmaline Surfing Park, which is ‘our’ beach. It is about a 3-minute walk to the sand from the house. It has been fun and a little weird to be mixing with the surfer crowd. The beach is beautiful and we have been taking the dogs down every couple of days to enjoy the sunset.


The third picture is a Prickly Pear Cactus that was growing at Torrey Pines State Reserve in La Jolla. There will be another post on Torrey Pines. The trees are the rarest Pines in North America. I shot it with Skywatch in mind. It was rare to see that many clouds!


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5 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

Three different things that pierce the sky. Nice photograph.


My Skywatch Post

chrome3d said...

The outline of a cross is such a striking figure. Black and white suits it really well.

napaboaniya said...

The shot with the palm tree is beautiful, with the different hues of the sky :)

Jess said...

Great shots. I really like the second one, the colors in the sky are beautiful!

ChrisJ said...

I love the black and white shot of Mt Soledad cross. All these photos taken right in my own back yard, so to speak.