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.
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A picture taken from the top of the parking lot at Swamis Beach, Encinitas, CA Swamis is a well known surf-spot in the North County coastal area in San Diego.It was a gorgeous night with a comfortable 72 degrees. Just beautiful, almost like Paradise.
This little girls was dancing at Sunset time in Cardiff by the Sea. I thought of the very last Psalm:
Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD! Psalm 150.
Beach lovers walking along the shore in Cardiff by the Sea. It was a very pleasant evening and people enjoyed the 72 degrees weather at Sunset time. Lot’s of surfers riding the waves and dogs playing at the beach.
I just love these kind of evenings, comfortable temperature and being able for just a moment to escape the everyday routine and noise of the city.
I love the feeling of the sand on my feet or the refreshing feeling of the water washing it away. It’s almost like a cleansing feeling. I am truly blessed and grateful to live by the ocean and so close to the beach in a city that many people spend thousands on, just to visit for a few days.
I drove down to Mission Beach, taking some pictures of the historical Roller Coaster there and ended up in Pacific Beach towards the evening. I was trying to get some Sunset shots. I’ve been to the place before and I had some good memories. So I figure why not. To capture the sunset at this time of year, I had to go down a stair case and make a right along the cliff.
The beach is not sandy at all, in fact there is nothing but rocks of various sizes all over the place. I stumbled around on top of the rocks and slipped several times, hoping nobody was watching me as I tried to get to the spot I had been previously and got some decent shots. Finally, I got to my destination and what you’d know, not a cloud in sight and the sun was just about 5 minutes away from disappearing below the horizon.
I noticed a few bumps and scratches on my leg and some blood on my big toe and figured, well, maybe I should head back to the stair case. On my way back, about half way down, I met a young man sitting on the rocks watching the sunset. We conversed for a little while and he told me that this area used to be a gunnery during World War II. I was wondering about all the concrete and other man-made objects that are scattered all over at that spot. After the war ended, the Government tore the whole thing down, thus so many remnants of the former gunnery.
Well, I made it safely back to the stairs and set up my camera to get at least a couple of shot for the night. Here is the one of the shots I got, a view towards Pacific Beach and the Crystal Pier. It was a pretty nice evening after all. I met some people at the place I was taking the picture and we had a pleasant conversation.
That is another reason I love to go out and take pictures, the scenery, the fresh air and the people who I meet on my outings. Always fascinating and exiting to talk to people and have some fun. Reminds of a time when things were like that, when people still had the time to say hi and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.
I was here, but you did not sit down to rest. I was here, but you were too busy with the world. I will be here tomorrow and the next day. Take some time, rest and sit down. Enjoy the view and find peace in your heart. God’s presence is everywhere, just relax and sit down for a moment and find the peace that surpasses all understanding.
Then God said, “Let there be light” and there was light. Genesis 1:3
After a hectic day yesterday, it was nice to walk down the beach and sit down at the cliff and watch the beauty of God and meditate on Him and find peace.
The owner of this surfboard was surely happy that I was at that spot today. He came up to we and ask if I had seen a camera that he lost while surfing. I knew he was talking about a GoPro camera. I said, sorry I have not, but I will keep my eyes open. I took this picture of his surfboard while he was anxiously looking for his camera in the waves. About a minute after this shot, the GoPro came floating down my way. I picked it up, called him and he came running to the shore. He was a tourist from Ireland on his last day here in San Diego. He was a happy man when I handed him his camera. 64GB of vacation footage. I think God had me there today for that reason, normally I walk up a little bit further north. At least he is leaving Solana Beach with happy memories. God is Good.
Yesterday, I had somewhat of a bad day. I lost my Aperture library and all of my Raw files. Not sure how it happened, but so far I have not been able to locate the library. On the bright side, I have most of my edited stuff which I stored on another app. This picture was taken last year and I re-edited it a bit from the edited version. At first, loosing something that one treasures is tough, but this too shall pass and I learned a lesson.