As I started my day at the top of Cortez Hill, I was greeted by magical morning light reflected from downtown buildings to the west and south.
Then I saw the rainbow!
Call me crazy, but I never tire of taking photographs of downtown San Diego right after sunrise. The early light and the reflections are truly magical!
These shining images were captured during my walk to catch the trolley yesterday morning.
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to fly around a city as a bird? Traveling in three dimensions, in any direction, wherever you please?
When I walk downtown, with all the seagulls, crows, sparrows, pigeons and other birds flying about, I sometimes try to imagine what they see. And what, if anything, they think of it all!
During my walk this morning I took the above photo at Civic Center Plaza. And I started to look for unique and unusual photographs.
Gravity glued me to the sidewalk, but some of these photos might provide something of a bird’s perspective.
Early this evening I found myself in downtown San Diego, in an area that is sometimes called the Financial District.
As I stood at the corner of Seventh Avenue and B Street, I looked up at the skyscrapers around me.
Sunset light was reflecting from building tops, windows.
I felt inspired to look for interesting photographs!
I must confess I love taking photographs in fog. Especially a downtown fog, that can swallow large buildings whole!
Often the tops of high skyscrapers melt into a ghostly gray nothingness.
Well, as you can see, it was rather foggy this morning in San Diego!
How often do you tilt your head way, way back and look straight up?
I don’t very often. But once in a while something beautiful or mysterious up there happens to attract my attention.
Check out these recent photos that were taken while aiming my camera skyward!
(The final photograph was taken while standing inside the hollow Pacific Soul sculpture by artist Jaume Plensa. And, yes, in the photo before it you see a green lighter!)
The reliable sun rose again this morning. It cast its warm light over San Diego.
The sun promised to eventually climb above downtown skyscrapers.
Breathing in fresh air, moving between long shadows and seeping sunlight, I aimed my camera eastward and took a few photographs as I walked along the Embarcadero.
The pace of construction in downtown San Diego hasn’t appeared to lag during the coronavirus pandemic. The city grows and grows.
Even in times that seem dark, a human urge to press forward does not die.
I took these few photographs during my walk this morning.
And still I rise…
As an amateur photographer, I’m always looking for interesting photo opportunities as I walk about.
In downtown San Diego some fantastic images can be captured simply by turning my little camera skyward.
Bright reflection, shadow, and the grid-like windows of tall buildings produce strangely appealing patterns. The photographs that result can make what is familiar mysterious.
On a clear morning, viewed from Pantoja Park, many of the highest buildings in downtown San Diego shine brightly. Particularly those that rise north and northwest of the park.
These photos that I took today provide a glimpse.
If you’d like to learn a little more about Pantoja Park and its statue of Benito Juarez, a gift from the Mexican government, you can visit one of my earlier blog posts here.