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Another Perfect Day

Today, we were in Presidio Park in the morning and Balboa Park in the afternoon. We were shooting with a variety of lenses and techniques. The shot below was taken with a Lensbaby. This is basically a lens on the end of a piece of vacuum cleaner pipe that allows you to move the focus to a specific part of your picture and create a blur in the rest of it. It's not a lens I use often, as the effect can quickly become boring, but it looks nice with flowers.

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At lunchtime, we went to Pokez on the corner of 10th and E. It's a pretty unique place. Everyone enjoyed their lunch and the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming.

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I really felt like lying down and sleeping after lunch, but back to work. I met a nice lady in the park with a new Canon camera. It was a nice little "super zoom" compact. I gave her a quick lesson on the rule of thirds and she went off taking pictures.

It seems everybody in Balboa Park had a camera today, except for one retired gentleman in the botanical house who was sketching. His art was really excellent. It was an honor to talk with him and discuss his art for awhile. He said he had only been sketching for about four years, which really proved to me that it's never too late to find the artist within. I really wanted to take his picture as he had an interesting face, but I was so interested in his pictures that I never did.

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Today, we were in Presidio Park in the morning and Balboa Park in the afternoon. We were shooting with a variety of lenses and techniques. The shot below was taken with a Lensbaby. This is basically a lens on the end of a piece of vacuum cleaner pipe that allows you to move the focus to a specific part of your picture and create a blur in the rest of it. It's not a lens I use often, as the effect can quickly become boring, but it looks nice with flowers.

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At lunchtime, we went to Pokez on the corner of 10th and E. It's a pretty unique place. Everyone enjoyed their lunch and the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming.

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I really felt like lying down and sleeping after lunch, but back to work. I met a nice lady in the park with a new Canon camera. It was a nice little "super zoom" compact. I gave her a quick lesson on the rule of thirds and she went off taking pictures.

It seems everybody in Balboa Park had a camera today, except for one retired gentleman in the botanical house who was sketching. His art was really excellent. It was an honor to talk with him and discuss his art for awhile. He said he had only been sketching for about four years, which really proved to me that it's never too late to find the artist within. I really wanted to take his picture as he had an interesting face, but I was so interested in his pictures that I never did.

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We were in Balboa Park today too, it was a beautiful day, your flower shot is very nice, I wish I knew how to get such good photos like you are showing here, there must be a secret because mine never seem to be so very good. From the sign I had to laugh, vegetarian mexican food but it looks like a fun place will have to try it sometime when I am next in San Diego.

June 26, 2009

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