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Friday, December 31, 2010

A Few Recent Images from Balboa Park

After dinner on Saturday (Christmas) night, Heather and I took a drive through Balboa Park to check out the lights. We wound up only staying a few minutes, and I decided to come back on Sunday, but earlier in the evening. While I was figuring all that out, Heather went to sit on the front steps of the San Diego Museum of Art to wait for me.

I went back to Balboa Park late in the afternoon on Sunday, arriving a bit before sunset. It was a really nice evening, and there were lots of people out walking in the Park. You'll notice "ghost" images in almost all of these shots, as people walked through the frame.

It's been a while since I've been in the Park at the same time that both the fountain was running and lit, and it was dark enough to get a nice picture.

I stopped into the little courtyard by the Prado Restaurant.

There were some seasonal decorative lights up on the little bridge by the Museum of Man.

The Who-Ville Christmas Tree in front of the Old Globe was quite the popular spot. There were lots of people there for The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

On my way back to the car I stopped for a bit in the Alcazar Garden to try another round of "painting with light" by using my flashlight to illuminate the fountain in the foreground.

Click here for more images from my walk around Balboa Park on Sunday evening.


  1. Great idea for the light paining shot, Frank.

  2. I love Balboa Park. And one of these days, I will do a night shoot!


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