11/52 – Hospitals Reef, La Jolla, California. Although I’m a born and raised San Diego native, I’ve never actually been to Hospitals Reef before (go figure). That’s one of the great things I love about my new found profession, passion and hobby. It takes me to places I’ve never been before!
Hospitals Reef (also known as Hospital Beach) is located just south of La Jolla Cove. Only street parking is available, so during the summer days parking will be tight, so be prepared for a long walk! The beach itself is covered with beautiful rocks and receives some nice, crashing waves, creating some beautiful composition shots for long exposure, seascape buffs like myself. If you read all the blogs, you’ll see that Hospitals Reef is a favorite for local photographers, so be prepared to see a lot of amateur and professional photographers out there (I was one of five early this morning!). Although I shot there in the earlying morning hours today, I would imagine that the sunset from Hospital Beach is quite amazing, and the sandy beaches coupled with the rocky landscape would provide some amazing composition ideas for engagement and small family portraits!
This morning was slightly cloudy, which I prefer to diffuse the natural SoCal sunlight. Since I wanted to capture some motion in my shots this morning, I wanted a slow shutter speed, so in addition to cranking up my apperture, I added a Hoya ND8 filter to my NIKKOR 24-120 lens.
To see more photos and portraits by Jerry Roxas Photography at the Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens, simply click on the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner, and type in ‘HOSPITAL REEF’.
This is the eleventh, weekly installment of ‘The 52 Best Places to Photograph in San Diego’. To view the full details of each digital photo (such as apperture, focal length and shutter speed), simply click any of the photos below. All post production processes completed in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Each week of 2017, I will be traveling to different locations in San Diego go give my clients and followers different perspective, composition ideas, breakdown and history of some of the most amazing places to photograph engagements, weddings, family, graduations, portraits and maternity shoots in America’s Finest City, San Diego, California. Please feel free to subscribe to my blog here to receive automatic updates whenever I post a new installment to The 52 Best Places to Photograph in San Diego. To subscribe now, click here.
Jerry Roxas Photography is a San Diego photographer that specializes in portrait, engagement, wedding, event, graduation, headshots, portfolio, product/promo shoots, real estate and restaurant photography and videography. For more information and for bookings, please call him toll free at 800-494-1405, or visit his website at www.jerryroxas.photpgraphy.