Mission Bay, San Diego, California

Ron Niebrugge California, Photos, San Diego, Travel 11 Comments

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This is looking down on the roller coaster in Mission Beach, in the mid ground is Mission Bay, and further out is downtown San Diego, California.

Last week I got a phone call from fellow photographer Phil Colla offering to split the cost of a helicopter charter flight over San Diego.  I jumped at the opportunity!  I love flying and photographing from a helicopter; you can pretty much go anywhere you want, and most importantly, you can do so with the doors removed.  This is really important, as you often need to use a polarizer to cut the haze, and polarizers add funky rainbows for some reason when you use them through Plexiglas.  Not to mention, shooting through Plexiglas is a great way to end up with soft photos, so doors removed is the only way to go.

Well thanks to the Santa Ana off-shore winds, we had wonderful clear conditions – I ended up with a lot of images of the area to add to our existing coverage of San Diego photos.

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  1. Ahhh,
    Hanging out of a helicopter in late afternoon sunlight. Doesn’t get much better then that! Beautiful stuff as always Ron.
    Maui on Sunday. Looking forward to “swimming with the sharks”, in a good way.
    Keep up the good work,

    Calvin

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    Hey Calvin – you know what kind of fun that is!

    Have a great trip to Hawaii!

    Thanks Dennis – didn’t do the roller coaster – I think the helicopter was more fun. 🙂

    Thanks guys,

    Ron

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  4. My only helicopter ride was 13 years ago in Hawaii – you get so much unique stuff that way – I only wish I was more of a photographer back then. I really like the perspective.

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