Timing is Everything

Sunset Time-2

When it comes to photography, sometimes, timing is everything. The picture above is a great example. I was going for a walk at my favorite beach when I noticed the sunset. I wasn’t planning on taking a picture but then I noticed a flock of birds at a distance flying across the setting sun.

I immediately went digging in my coat pocket to grab my camera phone which I almost dropped. As I fumbled around with the phone to get to the camera app, I noticed the birds change direction and started flying towards me. When I finally got access to the camera, the birds were practically on top of me so i just pointed in the direction of the sun and shot several quick shots. I didn’t even bother to see if the camera had focused.

Lucky for me, I got one amazing photo out of it. My initial reaction when I first saw the picture on my phone was “Damn, I wish I had my DSLR with me.” After downloading the picture onto my computer and seeing it on a bigger screen, I was so glad that I had my phone with me to capture this exact moment. Even if I had planned on taking pictures that day with my DSLR and waited for a “money” shot, I don’t think I would’ve gotten this same picture.

The moral of the story? Sometimes, photo opportunities present themselves unexpectedly so you try to capture it as best you can with what you have. Sometimes you get lucky and capture a great shot.

Summer-Like Weekend

The weekend is coming to an end, and I must say, it felt like summer. Temperatures ranged from 70’s to 80’s without a cloud in the sky.

On Saturday morning, a few of my coworkers and I went to Miramar Lake to do a long run before next weekends Hot Chocolate Run in San Diego. Miramar Lake is a popular 5 mile loop for runners, cyclist and walkers. On weekends, this place is packed by 7:00am.


We were all in different stages of our training so some of us ran more miles than others. Agnes and I completed a 13.1 mile training run. Afterwards, we hit a local Dim Sum restaurant which hit the spot.

Today was a day of recovery for me. With the weather being so nice, I knew the beaches were going to be packed so I avoided them at all cost. I pretty much vegged at my studio doing a little work and watching some television. I did however venture out to get some ice cream at one of my favorite places, Golden Spoon. It hit the spot. 🙂