San Diego night skyline

25 Feb

I have seen photos of the San Diego skyline with an awesome light reflection in the water, so I knew that it could look like that, and I wanted to capture it myself.  I spoke to one photographer who said he went in the morning, so I tried one morning.  It looked pretty boring, and minimal reflection.  I decided maybe it needed to be darker, so I tried one day when the clouds were awesome, and got some sunset photos and then waited until it was dark.  Still no cool reflection.  I used long exposure, so I thought the choppiness of the water didn’t matter, but apparently it does.  It was the end of a storm which was why we had the awesome clouds and annoying wind, but I actually did really like how the clouds looked behind the city.  That was actually two nights ago, and the first photo is from that night.  I like the photo because of the clouds and the ferry that was going by.  Last night, as I was driving home, I noticed that the light was reflecting off the water beautifully!  I ran in to get my camera and went back out to capture it.

I did one photo that wasn’t long exposure because I loved how the light sparkled on the waves, but I had to capture it quickly before they settled down, so the settings weren’t quite perfect and it’s a tiny bit fuzzy and grainy.  The rest are all 30 seconds exposure, and I’m soooooo happy with them!  I finally captured the magic. 🙂

Click any of the photos to view them larger.

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2 Responses to “San Diego night skyline”

  1. The Never-Ending Escapade February 25, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    These photos are stunning. San Diego’s skyline is one of my favorites. Especially after seeing these

    • LysBleuDesigns February 25, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

      Thank you! I love it so much too! I love water, so I think the city right over the water is gorgeous 🙂

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