It's understandable...grumpy this early in the morning should be a natural right.
Last Sunday Sunrise of 2019
One final early morning session at La Jolla Cove for 2019.
Original caption: "Cal Rugger runs with the ball after breaking free." This was shot standing on the sideline of a match between Cal and the Old Mission Bay Athletic Club (OMBAC) at the Rugby Invitational on February 8, 2008. Album notes mention that the Golden Bear Ruggers won handily, with a final score of 37-15.
Going the other way
Heading south on the south side of the Crystal Pier. Dawn patrol shot on Sunday October 20, 2019.
North side of the Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach early morning on Sunday October 20, 2019.
Test of Wills meets Test of Physics.
The little one, either being playful or testing boundaries, was trying to push back various adults this morning - it looked cute but he never really stood a chance.
Who's watching whom?
Spent a long time watching the warthogs at Safari Park this morning, but this one was watching right back. Also, who are you calling 'common'?
House of Hospitality reflected in the Lily Pond during a thirty-second exposure night shot at Balboa Park
With a thirty-second exposure I was expecting the ducks to blur - more surprised at the few that seemingly didn't move for the entire shot.
Fog rolled in spoiling my original plans, but very happy with the long-exposure shots I did get. This is one of two fountains on either side of the Botanical Building at Balboa Park.
One on One
Original caption: "Davis redshirt freshman Ryan Hagens takes a late game penalty shot against the Sagehens." This was taken at the UC Davis defeat of the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens at the 2008 UC San Diego Triton Invitational, an annual local college water polo tournament. I keep a 14x14 canvas print of this in my office just for the look of determination on the goalie's face.
Up High For The Toss
This was taken in February 2009 at the San Diego Rugby Invitational at the Del Mar Polo Grounds during a match between the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Naval Academy teams. I entered a print of this in juried competition at the San Diego County Fair later that year, where it brought home an Honorable Mention.
Tough to row when the boats are this close. The race was (arguably) decided on a collision out near the buoys.
Not ideal entry (II)
Seconds after a related picture of the same crew.
Not ideal entry (I)
The race included three laps, with one member of each boat exiting and running to shore at the end of each lap. Returning to the boat on the fly was the challenge, and occasional hazard.
Not avoiding the obvious
So wanting to make burger jokes. So many tasty options. Must... resist.
Competitors competing their event in the 2-man Rescue Relay.
Competitor getting warmed up at the Ocean Festival lifeguard competition.
Working on the balance for dory boat race entrance.
Most of the boats had sponsors of some sort. The announcers just kept referring to this one as the 'white boat.'
Before you paddle...
Gotta get the boat lined up.
Rowing and waves
Pushing through the surf.
Moving the boat
Getting the boat in position.
Getting the boat from land to sea.
Early morning prep work for the dory boat races at the Greatest Show on Surf.
Getting ready for that first cold dip.
Long Beach Lifeguard at the 2019 lifeguard competition at the San Clemente Ocean Festival.
Almost missed the little one sticking his head out for a snack.
Not very welcoming
It seems Mister Tiger doesn't appreciate morning visitors.
Chubby Unicorn mid-Brunch
Save the Chubby Unicorns!
Christ Church Cathedral
Exterior of the Christ Church Cathedral in Houston. An interior view of the three stained glass panels is also in this gallery as Stained Glass I. I stumbled on this building while walking around one day because it was one of the few older buildings near where we were staying. As the docent explained to me on my tour, (paraphrasing) 'Texans don't rebuild, the rip down and replace. This is the exception.'
Stained Glass III
Two additional stained glass panels at the Christ Church Cathedral in Houston. Both have in memoriam notations for local members.
Stained Glass I
Five stained glass panels from the rear wall of the Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas. The center panel is their commemoration of their WWI casualties, listed on the panel below the window. Note the red poppies and uniformed soldiers in the window itself.
Beautiful garden, but also included because it shows the exterior of some of the stain glass panels shown elsewhere in this gallery.
Independence from a distance
A 10-second exposure of Independence Day fireworks in Houston a few miles away taken from the 26th Floor of the downtown Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Stained Glass II
A panel in the Christ Church Cathedral, reportedly made by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
This gentleman with a foiled SUP had the water off Oceano Dunes all to himself.
Carrion - part of a balanced breakfast
These turkey vultures were focussed on breakfast while I was walking in the dunes by Grover's Beach this particular morning.
There's always that one couple fighting tooth and nail while everyone around pretends not to notice. This time it's elephant seals causing drama at San Simeon.
Surveying the options
Surfer checking conditions before heading out off Hazard Canyon at the Montana de Oro State Park.
Just a splash
Poppies accent the park's signature color in Hazard Canyon at the Montana de Oro State Park.
Actually I have no idea how long lived the phenomenom will be, or how much weight it could support. Just an interesting pattern of erosion at Point Bichon at the southern edge of the Montana de Oro State Park.
Point Buchon erosion
Another shot of the unique erosion of the rocks at Point Buchon at the Montana de Oro State Park.
Onofre was interested in everything but the Elephant Seals at this San Simeon vista.
Sea Lion taking a moment at the top of the wave to take in the sights at La Jolla Cove.
Original Waveriders (II)
Sea Lions enjoying a great morning at La Jolla Cove.
Pelicans over La Jolla Cove.
Saturday Morning Ride
Sea Lion enjoying a solo ride at La Jolla Cove.
Original Waveriders (I)
Sea lions were having a great morning at La Jolla Cove.
Good Morning San Diego
San Diego Bay and the Coronado Bridge at sunrise from Coronado's Tidelands Park.