San Diego visit

Point Loma Peninsula, 15,000 feet
Point Loma Peninsula, 15,000 feet

Wow birds move fast in the early morning.
Note: Two more pictures added Monday 8am central time.



Lightroom’s de-hazing feature is pretty awesome



Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

6 thoughts on “San Diego visit”

  1. The second shot is a killer. Nice work. Birds in flight are hard to shoot.

    A tip on the next-to-last one: with animals and people it's a good idea to get the eye right – in focus and exposed correctly. Here a smidge more exposure would have helped. If it's a raw image try increasing exposure in Lightroom and see what happens.

    1. Just out of curiosity, as a non-photog expert… what is it you think should be changed? It looks pretty killer to me but I am no expert. (Feel free to suggest a book if it's too involved to explain…)

      1. NC,

        It's not clear to me what shot you are asking about. I guess there are always possible improvements, but I think the second shot is lovely, as I said. The shallow depth of field helps it a lot.

        By the way, I make no claim of expertise myself. I am obviously an enthusiast, but strictly on an amateur basis. I have attended a number of workshops and the like, but still have very much room for improvement.

        Edit: Some people might take the wire out, but I wouldn't.

  2. Harold–I'm concerned about all these wonderful photo posts you've been making. Don't you have serious work to do? How come you get to have so much fun? 😉

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