Feb 24, 2010My Life :: A day in San Diego with Julie
I meant to post these pictures a month ago! You have no idea how many folders upon folders I have full of personal photos that I always mean to blog but somehow never get around to it.
Well if you are the least bit interested in scenery, travel details, or my personal life then this is your lucky day! If you follow me on facebook then you know I just returned from a trip to New York City. Before I let myself post those images I must post these from San Diego. This has been a year full of travel for me (which I love).
I visited San Diego years ago and spent a little time in La Jolla Cove at the seal beach. I knew I wanted to go back there this time and take a few pictures. This was the first image I shot that day. I love it there!
So yeah, there are a ton of seals and they just roll around on the beach there. Its kinda weird looking from a distance - maybe even a little gross like dead fish or something. But if you are patient and you watch them you can catch little moments. I love animals and seeing their personalities develop ... so sweet!
You can't get very close to them. These images were shot with my 70-200 zoom lens. So I seem close but I was pretty far. That's the best way to photograph animals because you don't freak them out as much.
Dis wittle one was sweepy. (wuv the gween moss)
So here is a sad story. Later that day I was planning to meet with a beautiful lady and her family at balboa park. Her name is Christine and she is friends with my friends Julia and Adam. Christine was going to model her wedding dress and then do a mini family session with her husband and babies. The sad part is that they were driving from LA and the traffic was atrocious and they actually weren't able to make it to meet me.
I know Christine was just as disappointed as I was ... but what's a girl to do? I just decided to wander around Balboa park and get familiar with the place in the event that I might have a chance to photograph there in the future.
I found an orchid garden.
Then I found a bride and groom!
I'm not kidding! There was a gorgeous wedding going on and I just happened to catch the bride and groom getting out of the car and preparing to enter the reception. They had to wait for a few minutes for their real photographer before they could enter. Like a complete weird-o I asked them if they would mind if I took a picture of them. They were getting all kinds of requests like this from other tourists so they just smiled politely and let me take their picture. Just one. Here it is:
So thank you San Diego for being so beautiful. I love your sunlight and I am determined to photograph a bride at Balboa Park eventually. Mark my word!