Random Photoblogging

This weekend, I consolidated all of the RAW photo files from various external hard drives into a single Lightroom catalog that I can swap between my Mac and my PC. In doing so, I can across some pictures I’ve taken that struck me as interesting for one reason or another, so I decided to share them. So, here are some selected photos I’ve taken since 2012, that  haven’t shared before.

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La Jolla Photoblogging

Chris and I took some time to head down to La Jolla on today and take some photographs. The coast at La Jolla is home to loads of marine life, and they’re so used to people that you can get pretty close to them without frightening them. Which we did. All the pics are clickable for hi-res versions.

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Backyard Photography

Chris and I were spending time in the backyard with the dogs, and I decided to pull out my Panasonic Lumix FZ-200 and take some pictures. The star of the show turned out to be—as it almost always is—our goofy boxer, Apollo. Click on the photos for the hi-res versions.

Apollo plays with a ball

Apollo has this little hard plastic ball that was once a baby toy. He goes full-goose loony whenever he plays with it. Giving it to him is a good way to get him to play himself to exhaustion.

Titus

Titus, my big, old, lazy, dumb galloot.

Titus

Titus is also a bit…slobbery.

Apollo and his long, long tongue

Apollo has a very long tongue. The more he plays with his ball, the longer it gets.

Apollo is not only obsessive about his ball, he’s obsessive about playing with water. So, once he gets himself overheated by playing with the ball, we can cool him down by letting him play with the hose. The rest of the pictures show Apollo’s um, complicated relationship with the hose.

Apollo and the hose

Apollo and the hose

Apollo and the hose

Apollo and the hose

Apollo and the hose

Apollo and the hose

Apollo and the hose

Apollo and the hose

Apollo and the hose

Apollo and the hose

Our lives would be a lot emptier without these guys.

A little Photoblogging

Chris and I went downtown to take some pictures. This time, instead of lugging around an SLR, I took my new Panasonic Lumix FZ200. It’s a 12.1 megapixel bridge camera, with a 28mm-600mm superzoom lens. I wanted to see how it would do as a walking-around camera. I think the answer is, "very well."

ship

The Star Of India, docked in downtown San Diego.

ads

Old advertisements

corridor

Mall corridor, Horton Plaza

jail

San Diego County Jail

bird

A little bird

building

This odd building looks like an optical illusion

chairs

Chairs in a residential courtyard

dog

A homeless man’s dog, downtown San Diego

leds

LED marquee at the Balboa Theater

trains

Trains at Union Station

UnionStation

Architectural detail of Union Station

reflections

Window reflections

courtyard

Skyscraper courtyard

details

Architectural detail of a restored Victorian-era building

downtownstreet

The Gaslamp District

generalgrant
Architectural detail, Ulysses S. Grant Hotel

lobby

Lobby, Sempra Energy building

mosaicwall

Mosaic Wall, Horton Plaza

parkbuildings

Park and skyline

screens

Each window of this building has a screen that can be lowered to cover the glass

sempra

Architectural detail, Sempra Energy building

victorianbuilding

Restored Victorian-era building in the Gaslamp District

Moon

The Moon and Venus

And finally, to show you how powerful the zoom and video capabilities of this little camera are, I give you The Dog Walker.

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