Moon Over San Diego

SD Sun and Moon 11Many people know by now that we love the full moon and devote some time to watching and photographing it. So last month, we watched the full moon rise over San Diego, but it was a really hazy day and not so good for photography (although still a nice moon rise).

SD Sun and Moon 1SD Sun and Moon 2Since then we’ve enjoyed a full month’s worth of beautiful sunsets. The beaches empty (except during Spring break) and become beautiful and dog friendly after 4pm.  So we’ve had our share of sunset walks.SD Sun and Moon 7

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SD Sun and Moon 5SD Sun and Moon 3This month we returned to Shelter Island, known to photographers as a good spot from which to capture the full moon rise during February and March. There was a line of smog just over the horizon, with some clear areas above. Photographers with all varieties of equipment were lined up to capture the moment.

SD Sun and Moon 4SD Sun and Moon 9As the sun set behind us, we were entertained by sea lions and pelicans. Hector loves to photograph the pelicans flying in formation, or as he calls them “the pelican air force”.

There’s also lots of human activity in the bay, motorboats, paddle boarders, kayakers, and lots of helicopters flying to and from the navy base across the bay.

Plus some huge cargo ships sail by occasionally. Last month, there was even a submarine out there!SD Sun and Moon 12

SD Sun and Moon 14My favorite moment of the full moon rising is just as it peeks and rises to a big ball sitting just on top of the horizon. It always takes my breath away. From where we were standing, the moon was positioned just behind a couple of skyscrapers and it looked enormous as it rose behind them. I never get tired of seeing the beautiful full moon.SD Sun and Moon 17SD Sun and Moon 13

SD Sun and Moon 18We stayed for a while to watch the moon rise above the skyline and shine its light on the water. Beautiful!

P.S. As you can probably tell, since full moon was a while ago, we are behind on our posts once again.

Angel is still doing pretty well and we are getting ready for our departure from San Diego next week.

~ Brenda

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  1. Gorgeous shots! Another spot that may be good for moonrise over downtown is on Coronado Island. There is the large ferry landing area, and also a very tiny park on the East side of the island facing downtown.

  2. I can’t believe how difficult it is to capture the moon with a point and shoot camera so I really appreciate Hector’s gorgeous moon photos. Once again, absolutely gorgeous photos of the moon rising:)

    So glad to hear Angel is doing well:)

  3. Fabulous, fabulous shots! When did you say you were opening your gallery Hector? 😉 Can’t tell you how much we have enjoyed our get-togethers this winter. Safe travels as you head north. Great to see Angel so frisky again. 🙂

    • Thanks, fyi, we are still tweaking the website. The sizes metal prints and a few others are not the exact aspect ratio, although they can be cropped by the buyer. We’re working on that as well as a couple of other issues. So great to see you again! That was the friskiest Angel has been since the surgery – must be Uncle Terry and Aunt LuAnn 🙂
      Brenda