Mission Bay, San Diego, California

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













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,


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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,


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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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