Monthly Archives: August 2013
I felt like I was dreaming this evening. Dreaming about a place where there is peace and happiness, love and not hate. A place where there is no pain and suffering.
In my dream, I was in a perfect world, in a world they way it was meant to be when God first created it.
Unfortunately, I had to go back into reality, into a world of violence, chaos and wars. Is this not something that everyone wants, a world where we can all live together without hate and violence?
Peace and Love has been pursued by mankind, but was never achieved.
The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life has kept us from living together in Harmony. That is not of God and we as fallen sinful man will never achieve what so many have tried and dreamed of; everlasting Peace.
“For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–is not of the Father but is of the world.” 1 John 2:16
It was another beautiful Sunset at Swami’s Beach. It was low tide at the time I took this shot. This is one of my favorite places along the San Diego Coastline. Swami’s is in Encinitas, CA which is in the North County of San Diego. It’s a laid back place and is not over crowded as some beaches. Truly as close to Paradise as one can get. http://sandiegovipsevents.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/top-surfing-spots-in-san-diego/
- Top Surfing Spots In San Diego (sandiegovipsevents.wordpress.com)
- The Beaches of Encinitas California | Surfing Madonna (surfingmadonnaorgcyclops.wordpress.com)
After many days of overcast along the San Diego Coastline, the weather finally changed into a more summer like climate. This picture was taken about 20 minutes after the sunset with a long shutter exposure.
A peaceful Sunset in Cardiff by the Sea. A truly beautiful place in the North County of San Diego.
A beautiful sunset at Windansea Beach, just north of La Jolla, CA. It’s one of my favorite spots in San Diego. The beaches around Windansea are not so crowded as other beaches around San Diego.
The famous Del opened in February 1888 and was declared a Historic Landmark in 1977. The Hotel was also the first with electricity, thanks to Thomas Edison.
There are two ways to visit Coronado Island. There is the Ferry that leaves from the Harbor in Downtown San Diego, or with the car, driving across the famous Coronado Bridge which was finished in 1969. People used to pay a fee when crossing the bridge. I can’t remember how much it was, either 50 or 75 cents. It may have been as much as a Dollar. The money was collected to pay for the bridge. Coronado is a beautiful place and has much to offer.
- San Diego Skyline 2013 (media4lifephotography.com)
I took this picture last year on Christmas Day. It was absolutely gorgeous that day in San Diego. This area is called Windansea Beach, which is south of La Jolla, CA. known for its awesome surf and beautiful stretches of pristine beaches and clear turquoise looking water. A must go to place when visiting San Diego.
These are some images from Sunday’s quarter finals, the semis and the final. The winner of the Supergirl Pro Surfing Contest was Malia Manuel from Hawaii. Second place went to Paige Hareb from New Zealand. There are a couple of other girls in this slide show, but I don’t know their names. The waves changed during the day, there were times with some real nice sets and other times when almost nothing happened. Nevertheless, the girls made the best of it. Overall it was great competition weekend.
- Supergirl Pro Surfing Contest in Oceanside, CA (media4lifephotography.com)
- Manuel beats Hareb to win Supergirl Pro surfing (sandiego6.com)
- Hawaii surfer Malia Manuel wins Supergirl Pro competition (staradvertiser.com)
These are some images from Saturday’s of the Supergirl Pro Surfing Competition. The top 60 women of surfing competed in a 3 day event, held at the Oceanside Pier in the most northern part of San Diego, California. I don’t usually take too many surf pictures, but I had great fun attending and snapping some pictures. These girls are awesome and Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack back in 2003 is always a crowd favorite. She is an inspiration to many and when she is not on a surfboard, she speaks at various events. In my next slideshow, I will feature some more surf action shots from Sunday’s quarter finals, the semi’s and the finals.
I took this picture during lunch time while I was in Coronado. The area from which I took this picture is called Glorietta Bay. It has some shopping, hotels and restaurants, which attracts many tourist and San Diegans alike. Coronado also known for its Naval history and the Hotel Del Coronado among some beautiful beaches.
The famous Coronado Bridge allows people to drive to and from Coronado and is a landmark of sorts in San Diego. There is also a Ferry that arrives every 30 minutes taking people across the bay from either side. In this view, Seaport Village, another tourist attraction with its many stores and boutiques.
The Convention Center is right next to Seaport Village and host conventions like the San Diego Auto Show and Comic Con. San Diego has much to offer and this is just a small glimpse of what San Diego has to offer.