San Diego, CA – Balboa Park (HDR)

A little California Dreamin’ from the lovely San Diego, CA…here is a textured shot of Balboa Park.   This was an early AM photo form a few weeks back.  Such a beautiful place!  Lots to do…bring the family and kids!  I hope to get back this summer and really check it out.  This shot is of the reflective Lily Pond.  The Spanish Design of this Park is amazing.  The details on the building are eye candy indeed!    Here you can fin the San Diego Zoo, Museums, Gardens, and lots more!   Click this park Map to see it all!

Info from the web:   Many of the park’s attractions are along El Prado, a long, wide promenade running through the center of the park. Most of the buildings lining this street are in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, a richly ornamented eclectic mixture of Spanish and Latin American architecture. Along this boulevard are many of the park’s museums and cultural attractions, including the San Diego Museum of Man, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the San Diego Art Institute the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, the Natural History Museum, the San Diego Historical Society, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and the Timken Museum of Art where admission is always free. Other features along El Prado include the Reflection Pond, the latticed Botanical Building, and the Bea Evenson Fountain. Adjacent to the promenade is the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 16.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/22
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, Photomatix, Viveza, Texture (1)

San Diego, CA – Balboa Park (HDR)

I was in San Diego last week and had an early AM free.  I was staying only a mile from Balboa Park.  Never visited.  So I arrived around 6:30 AM.  It was nice and quiet.  Only people jogging or walking their dogs.  The grounds are beautiful!!  The architecture is wonderful!  I wish I had more time there…many places to stop in and see.  I have a cool lily pond shot coming soon.  This shot is from a hallway near the entrance.  It has a great Spanish look to it. San Diego is a great little city.  We were there for 2 days and it actually rained 70% of the time!  Yes, it can rain in Southern California!  Don’t worry if you are visiting San Diego, sun is much more likely!  Maybe a little Marine Layer (clouds in the morning til noon).

Info from the web:  Balboa Park – the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 12.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/22.0
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable Release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza