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After a docent lead tour of the new exhibits in the Museum of Photographic Arts ( MOPA ), it was dark and I thought it would be a good time to play around with a few evening/night shots in and around Balboa Park in San Diego. While photographing in the park I though it would be fun to play around with some different off camera lighting.
Below are a couple of results from my experimentation.

Fig Tree photograph
This is a fig tree hidden in the back of the park. It was extremely dark back there thus resulting in quite a long exposure. I was able to illuminate the tree from different areas popping the flash as I walked around.

Museum of Art Fountain
This particular shot had some illumination on the right hand side from a street lamp. The other side of the fountain however was falling in very dark shadows. I used off camera lighting on the left side setting the flash 20 feet back as to not give it too much light. Just enough so you could see some detail. Whether or not you think this is art I think it’s kind of funny how the “Museum of Art” sign is in the background. I made sure I used an aperture so that you could still read the sign.

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These are some recent photos taken along the San Diego River near Sea World.

Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Osprey
Osprey collecting sticks for his nest building

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While I photograph a variety of action sports, skateboarding happens relatively frequently due to the fact that the elements and conditions don’t need to come together as much (no rain is the main factor). I recently completed this skateboarding photo shoot up at the Mutiny Ramp. A new bowl was just installed on one end of the half pipe. This was the first session on the ramp after it’s completion.

Shot of the Bowl taken from opposite end of the half pipe
Shot of the bowl from other end of the half pipe

Shot of the Bowl taken from opposite end of the half pipe
Tyler Mumma settling in nicely

Dono sizing up his new add on
Dono sizing up his new add on

James Reed always boosting
James Reed always boosting

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