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Clouds on Fire
La Jolla, CA

A colorful sunset from a few weeks ago in La Jolla. The water was rushing between the rocks pretty violently. Between adjusting the timing of the shot with the waves and changing the exposure length to get shorter or longer streaks I took about 10-12 different brackets before I finally got one with water motion I liked.

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103 Floors Above Chicago
Chicago, IL

Looking down on Wacker Dr. and the Chicago River from the 103rd floor of the Willis (Sears) Tower.

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2 Minutes at Crystal Pier
San Diego, CA

Usually I avoid PB around sunset. The normal traffic to get there makes it a much less desirable beach location. As I left work last week I checked traffic and was surprised to see all the freeways were green so I decided to head down to Crystal Pier to take this shot that's been in my head for quite awhile, it's fun to finally follow through on something I've been thinking about for many months (if not years at this point).

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Thanks +Lisa Co I hope so too, enjoy your holiday weekend!
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Full Moon in the City
San Diego, CA

I got a chance to head out to Harbor Island on Monday for the full moon. I was nervous the clouds might block it out, but ended up getting lucky with an opening just above the tops of the buildings downtown.

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+James McLemore I typically use 5 exposures from -3EV to +3EV.
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Simple La Jolla

Happy Earth Day! This is a 2 minute exposure from last night in La Jolla.

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Sunset from Coronado
San Diego, CA

Last night I decided to end my weekend with a trip over to Coronado to enjoy the view across the bay to Downtown. The sunset turned out to be pretty great too. 

This is a single, 4-minute exposure taken with a 10-stop ND filter.

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Get to the Theater
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Every time I see Radio City I think back to when I was a kid and my parents took my sister and me to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. I haven't seen a ton of stage performances in my life, but the Christmas Spectacular has got to be one of the most memorable. 20 years later I still remember how amazed I was watching the Rockettes perform the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, and of course, the synchronized kick line.

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Disneyland Emporium - 60 Years
Anaheim, CA

Today is the start of the 60th Anniversary celebration for Disneyland. The park opened in July 1955, and the Emporium has been there since the beginning. 

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No Lifeguard - Torrey Pines
San Diego, CA

I decided to play around with my fisheye during sunset last week. It's fun to play with the curved lines, and 15mm is so wide it fits almost everything in front of the camera into one frame.

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The San Diego Freeway
San Diego, CA

The San Diego Freeway, as it is called, stretches from north of Los Angeles down south almost as far south as Mexico. This is part of the short stretch of freeway where downtown San Diego is actually visible.

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Over the Rocks
La Jolla, CA

Hanging out on the rocks during a sunset in La Jolla.

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King Arthur Carrousel
Anaheim, CA

As I pressed the shutter to start this bracket I looked up and noticed the sign for King Arthur Carrousel was spelled with two "r's." My initial reaction was that it was spelled wrong, or maybe it was some kind of strange British spelling. After a little googling I found both spellings are in fact correct, and both are relatively widely used. In fact, the carousel at California Adventure, King Triton's Carousel, is spelled with one 'r,' I'm not sure how or why Disney chose to spell carousel differently between Disneyland and California Adventure.

One of the cool things about photo post processing, especially in HDR workflows, is when parts of the photo become visible in ways that were not visible to the naked eye, and even weren't visible in the individual raw images.  The sky in this scene was an ugly flat orange, both in the raw image and to my eyes at the time. After HDR merging and color correction for the orange lights, some texture showed up in the clouds, and the sky turned to a blue/black color that's much closer to what I expect a night sky to look like. It's pretty cool what can be done with simple adjustments in modern post processing tools.

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We have lived in the Gaslamp for 5 years, and go out to eat downtown 2-3 times a week. We've had high expectations since first hearing about Rustic Root, but unfortunately were very disappointed with our experience. Overall the decor was modern and appealing, but the meal did not live up to the expectations. We started with what turned out to be very disappointing cocktails, and the meal just never got better from there. We ordered 3 drinks, starting with an off-menu Manhattan which was selected after the server informed us the menu Manhattan was pre-mixed, and really designed to be a shot and not a cocktail, and while it was a pretty average Manhattan at best, it was by far the best of the 3 cocktails. We also ordered a 1927, made with bulleit bourbon, sweet vermouth, campari and orange rind. Unfortunately the drink was overpowered by the Campari, even searching for the bourbon or vermouth I had a very difficult time tasting them at all. We also had an 1895, which is made with tin cup whiskey, angostura bitters, ginger beer, lemon juice, simple syrup and a lemon twist. This drink ended up tasting like watery angostura bitters. I'm not sure what proportions they used to achieve this, but it was very surprising how flavorless and bad the drink was. Somehow I wasn't even able to taste ginger beer, not sure if it was a bad ingredient, or a bad mix job, but either way, the drink was not good. The food was also a mixed bag, that left us with more bad than good. Our favorite dish was the carnitast bao bao sliders, and I think it was the only dish none of us had a complaint for. The carnitas was flavorful and the bun paired with it very well, overall a very nice dish. The deviled eggs were also tasty, though the egg itself was a little chewy, and our only real knock against it was that it was so clearly inferior to the phenomenal deviled eggs we had last weekend at Table No 10. After the two dishes above, we also got the Surf & Turf which despite the $18 price tag was a decent amount of food. Unfortunately, both the beef tartar and hamachi sashimi suffered from a distinct lack of flavor, and the sashimi seemed to be of marginal quality compared with similar dishes I have had, it had a slight fishy taste and a more chewy texture than I would have hoped. The final 2 dishes were probably the two worst, and included the Kale Caesar salad and the Lobster Pappardelle. The Kale in the caesar salad was nice, good texture and decent flavor, but the positives end there. The dressing was flavorless and the chicken was overcooked and bland. Finally, the lobster pappardelle was the only dish of the night that was bad enough that it was actually difficult to eat. The pappardelle itself was cooked very well, usually the texture of the pasta is the most difficult element of a dish like this, but in this case something went horribly wrong with the sauce. The sauce was both excessively salty and excessively spicy. When taking a bite, the salt hit first, and once the effect of the salt began wearing off, the excess of red pepper took over and left the mouth burning, with no flavor whatsoever coming from the expected base of sherry cream. This dish was bad enough that it would have been sent back to the kitchen immediately, but unfortunately our server was nowhere to be found, and by the time she finally did return to our table all of the other food was gone, and it would have been a waste of time to ask for any kind of replacement dish, so we just settled with what we had (with the lobster pappardelle 90% uneaten). After our complaints about the dish the server did generously remove it from the bill. It was the right thing to do, but these days it seems its not a particularly common practice, especially since I don't usually feel comfortable with more than a relatively short and passive complaint.
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I haven't tried it all, but I've tried quite a few of the coffee shops in San Diego, and this one is absolutely the best. The staff is quick, courteous and friendly, and more importantly, the coffee is perfect. It's not sour, it's not bitter, and it doesn't taste burnt like so many of the other coffee shops that I'm told will be great. I like to go with a Hummingbird Americano, hot or iced depending on the weather. They sell capped cold brew bottles and beans which is perfect for the times I can't make it in to the coffee shop. Only slightly related, but New English Brewery down the street made a Coffee Stout with Zumbar Coffee and it is without a doubt the best beer they offer, if you like coffee or stouts, I highly recommend you give it a try.
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reviewed a year ago
Good food with quick and friendly service, this is my goto breakfast spot for a quick and tasty bite downtown. They serve breakfast until they close at 3:00pm which makes it a great place after sleeping in late.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
They have some of the best thin crust pizza around, the Mashed pizza comes topped with Mozzarella, Mashed Potato and Bacon, it is by far my favorite! The Basic salad is also really good, I'm a huge fan of pears and the dressing is the perfect balance of tangy and sweet. If there were anything I could improve it would be the beer list, for a San Diego bar/restaurant, it leaves a lot to be desired.
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Delicious deep dish pizza. It's not as good as being in Chicago, but living in San Diego, it's the next best thing. The pizza is made from fresh ingredients and the quality comes through in the taste. This place is great for dinner or a late night snack, they also have a very respectable beer list. They offer about 10 beers on tap and many of them are quality beers you won't find at one of the many mainstream bars or clubs nearby.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The tasting room is well put together and they always seem to have a great selection with many of their best beers on tap. I've also purchased a few rare bottles from Alesmith using their Brownbag ticket program and the process as been extremely smooth.
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