Here was one of my last days touring around. I was out doing some errands and decided to head down to the Shoreline area of Long Beach one last time. You've seen this lighthouse before, in the dark, but here it is in the mid-afternoon sun. This picture is without any zoom.
Here we are at my 5x zoom (already an improvement over the typical 3x zoom!)....
And here we are at the highest digital zoom, which usually doesn't turn out the best, but I happen to think this picture is pretty clear!
This picture shows the Goodyear Blimp that was flying overhead.
One of my first weeks of work I saw the Goodyear Blimp parked next to the freeway I take to work. Well, when I continued to see it parked there, I realized that it's actually at home here! I did a little research and found out that there are 3 blimps in the fleet right now, with bases near Miami, Florida; Akron, Ohio; and here in Carson, CA! It takes a pretty big field to house a blimp, and it's located right at the 405-110 freeway intersection.
I really do like lighthouses....
Here's the Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, an old war-era ship that's now a hotel. I never did get around to touring it, which I wanted to.... Guess I better come back sometime! I really took this picture because I love the couple fishing! They were pretty cute to watch!
Here are some of the artsy pictures I took at the beach the day I was with Ronda and Brian. It was fun to explore my camera a bit, and see how the light played with the pier posts.
You can see why movie/TV people love dusk and call it the golden hour. It's definitely the best lighting!
Such a bright reflection!
There were a few birds playing around under the dock.