On Saturday I went downtown to take some photos for Scott Kelby’s Second-Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. The group I signed up with was going meet at the USS Midway and then head towards Seaport Village.
I went off on my own in search of something interesting to photograph but it didn’t take long to find it. I think my favorite photos from the day had to be of this guy I met near The Fish Market named Ken.
I stopped to ask Ken if I could take his photo. His initial reaction was to burst out with laughter and then he asked why.
I explained what I was doing with the photo walk and then asked what his name was. He offered me a smoke from his pipe but I politely declined. Ken explained that he was waiting for a friend who had not yet shown up.
Throughout our conversation Ken was constantly laughing. I was wishing that I had brought my point & shoot with me so I could get it on video but I think this final photo can give you a pretty good idea. This is also the photo I submitted to the Photo Walk competition.
Click here to learn more about the worldwide photo walk
I revisited the first spot I ever photographed outside of my neighborhood while waiting for my brother to fly in from Seattle. I plan on shooting it again on a night when we have some nice clouds.
When I arrived at my location I quickly set up my tripod and adjusted my camera settings. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed a tiny green glow coming from the water but it looked just like a glowstick you commonly see while fishing at night. I didn’t think twice about it until a lady walked up to me and asked, “Do you see them?” “See what?” I asked. “The Navy SEALs training in the water” she replied. I was so preoccupied that I didn’t even notice that the small green lights were from Navy SEALs training in the water right infront of me.
Click here to see the same photo I took back in 2005
I missed the fireworks on Saturday but I still had an exhibitors pass I wanted to use before the fair closed for the season.
Last Thursday I stopped to take this photo of a desolate looking Sears on Clairemont Mesa Blvd while on my way to a dive club meeting.