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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Balboa Park

I recently returned from a trip to San Diego. While there, I followed some great advice from a family member to go photograph Balboa Park. It's a beautiful park with lots of mission style architecture. It's the kind of place that you need to return to often to get the really good photographs. It was my first time there, so I didn't even know where to start, and I had little time, so I was hurried, which is never good for photography. I had a ton of fun though. If anybody out there is in San Diego and would like a good place to shoot, I'd highly recommend it.

You can get a taste of the beautiful architecture that's all around this place from this picture and the one below. I wish that there weren't quite so many people there. The picture below would have been much better without them. I get the feeling that I'd have to go early on a weekday to be more alone. Lots of tourists at this place.

Tried some fun, long exposure, night photography. I wished I could have stayed later to do more, but I had a schedule to keep.

I love the contrast of the warm tones in the bottom right half, with the cool tones in the upper left. It's definitely the colors in this photo that make it .

I was fascinated with all of the long corridors. They run the entire length of the main section of the park. This photo was taken as the sun was pretty much set. I wish that there would have been more natural light. That just gives me a good excuse to go back one day, right?

1 comment:

Taylor and Jodi said...

great pictures. Thanks for the advice for the expodisc. My mistake was the one you said people often do.