Posts Tagged ‘Coronado Bridge’

Time Running Out on the Mainland

coronadoWith just over a week left in Southern California before being homeless for a month and relocating back to Maui, I find myself revisiting some of the spots around San Diego and La Jolla that I have shot over the past 3 1/2 years.  Not that there is much time!  My sweetheart and I are not only moving, but we’re getting married!  Either one of these events unfolding in a relatively short window would be a lot, but putting them together has made everything quite exciting – to say the least.  Like now, for example – I’m pretty sure there are about 127 things that I should be doing to move forward with all of this, but here I sit, adding a blog entry.  Well, that’s how I roll.  And I’m gonna make more efforts to add blogs along the way – I am really curious what will happen with my shooting and aesthetic returning to beautiful Maui after being away for nearly 5 years.  Will my year long stretch of seeing the landscape in black and white revert back to color?  Will I shoot both?  Who knows?!  We’ll see..

I have been opening up my photographic skill-set to a whole new area – people and off camera lighting.  Talk about feeling like a total and complete rookie again – Wow!  But, it has been fun and feeling green with a camera has been an interesting feeling – and I have managed to put together a number of images that I am quite happy with…but, more of that later.

This image is of Coronado Bridge in San Diego.  Shooting from this location can feel a bit sketchy at times – I remember the first time I came here alone and it was getting dark and there were a bunch of shady characters lurking about, and here I am with 10k of photography equipment on my back!  This is usually the type of scenario that gets me to visualizing full-on Jackie Chan scenes unfolding in my head – 10 bad guys chasing me around while I use my tripod to catapult from this pier to that and otherwise defend myself with dance-like precision and fluidity.  Last night, it was a little earlier in the evening and there were families and kids running around while dad’s were fishing from the end of the pier, so no dramatic action scenes going on – just a quiet observer enjoying the path of life, with a bridge ahead leading from one destination to the next.