Wednesday, August 13, 2014

# 20 - Our current two-year RV trip across North America. This week's; Pointe Loma - Part of San Diego. Pentax K-3


 Hi Photographer friends,

We have paid for one month stay at a local RV Resort. There is so much to see in San Diego and the surroundings. This is a great City and the weather cannot be beat. The average high in the summer is 77 Degree F and the average low is 67 Degree F. The average high in the Winter is 65 Degree F and the average low is 49 Degree F. 

I spent the day in Point Loma. Point Loma is historically important as the landing place of the first European expedition to came ashore in present-day California. The peninsula has been described as "where California began". Today, Point Loma houses two major military bases, a national cemetery, and a national monument. 

The Point Loma Lighthouse is located at the height of the peninsula, The Old Point Loma Lighthouse was not just the housing for a light; it was the home of the people who took care of the light. It was a light and a house in one.

The images below were all taken with the Pentax K-3, using various Pentax lenses. The images were reduced in size for faster uploading to this blog. I also tweaked the saturation and clarity, not that the images weren't good coming directly from the camera, but because images on a computer screen need a little more punch.

As I wrote at the top of this page, I will be in the area for about four weeks and will post about the nearby locations. There are so many places to see in this area, that it's overwhelming.

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View of San Diego near the Lighthouse. K-3 and DA* 60-250mm @ 100mm
This is the  San Diego Bay. Pentax K-3 and DA 16-45mm
The Point Loma Lighthouse -  K-3 and DA* 16-50mm 
This is the actual light and lens atop the lighthouse.
 They actually don't allow access, but my K-3 was small enough
 to hold it inside the dome. DA 10-17mm
View of the spiral staircase looking up.
Each floor was a part of the resident quarters.
K-3 and DA 10-17mm
View of the staircase looking down.
A young couple posed for this image. Thank you guys.
K-3 and DA 10-17mm
I took a long walk to the shore level, 1.6 mile going down but...1.6 mile to go up.
My legs still hurt, but it was worth it.
Pentax K-3 and DA 16-45mm
Aww! It must be a hard job, but someone has to do it.
K-3 and DA* 60-250mm @ 60mm
I can't think of a better way to spend your day, if you have the money.
If you are lucky enough to take pictures of are lucky enough.
K-3 and DA* 60-250mm @ 250mm
This is part of the military base. Not too shabby isn't it?
K-3 and DA* 60-250mm @ 100mm
The same beautiful location a bit closer. I couldn't walk to it.
It is restricted. Wonder why?
K-3 and DA* 60-250mm @ 250mm

That's it for this week. Hope you enjoyed the images as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Yvon Bourque

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