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