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The Old Town in My Backyard

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is the “Birthplace of California.”  SD is the birthplace of California!  Sweet!!I’ve been to Old Town San Diego many times over the years, my first time was when I was a wee lad in elementary school…but sadly, I have only been to Old Town 3 times over the years for the purpose of photographing this historic area.

Rock Photopeeps decided it’s time to venture out and take photos of San Diego.  Might as well start at the birthplace of California!  These are a few photos that I took Wednesday night.  I definitely want to come down and shoot a few more photos…

At the beginning of the year I decided that as fun as it may be to visit other parts California for photo excursions, it was time to spend more time photographing in  San Diego.

Love water!  Great for taking fun reflection photos…

Learn something every day…I did not know that the first US flag raised in Southern California was in Old Town.  Cool!

It looked like it was gonna be a cold and rainy night but it turned out to be quite lovely.  The clouds gave a little more character to the sky.  Overall…a fun night of photography!


Photopeeps :: Old (School) Town

No…you don’t have to photograph in black & white and shoot with your film camera.  That’s unless you want to!  

This Wednesday we will be taking Photopeeps “Old School” as we venture out to Old Town San Diego for some photo fun.  We will be meeting in front of the Immaculate Conception Church in Old Town, at 645pm (link to church HERE).  We will start wandering around Old Town at 715pm.  

Immaculate Conception Church

Rain or shine, we will be ready to shoot and have fun!  So come join us and don’t be just a fair weather photographer, that’s if it rains, and come have fun…photography is fun!

If you haven’t been to Old Town San Diego State Park, now’s your chance.  It’s one of the more popular State Parks in California and it’s right in our backyard!

If you think your gonna come join us, please go to our Facebook page and let us know >>>go to the right of this post and you can get to our Facebook page>>>that way we can keep an eye out for you.

FREE Fun!!!   Tomorrow, Wednesday April 11th.

Meeting in Old Town, at the church at 645pm, we hit the bricks at 715pm!

Rain or shine, we will be photographing.  Bring a jacket and umbrella if it looks like rain.

Photography is fun!  All are Welcome!!


Photopeeps Tonite:: Come and Have Fun with Us!

Photopeeps Tonite :: 7pm at the Rock in Rm 353

All are welcome.  Tonite we will be wrapping up our Intro to Photo Fun Classes.  But don’t fret, we will be teaching this class 2 more times before the year is done.

San Juan Capistrano trip is this Saturday, come and learn more tonite.

Sharing is Caring!  Come have fun with us.


Photopeeps this Wednesday:: Aperture

This photo was taken on our last trip to Oaxaca with Adventures in Life.  That’s Pastor Steve from Las Vegas showing off his wedding ring, ooops!  Hopefully his wife Frankie doesn’t notice.

Watch out!  Photopeeps gonna get you!!

Photopeeps this Wednesday, February 29th,  7pm 3rd floor of Rock Church.

We are in our 3rd week of exploring how much fun we can have with a camera….all are welcome to our Intro to Photo fun classes, even if you missed the first 2 classes.   Please bring your camera and be ready to have fun.

Photography is Fun!!

This Wednesday we will be talking about Aperture…

learning how much fun we can have controlling the image…come join the fun!!


Photopeeps :: Intro to Photo Fun

Photopeeps:: Intro to Photo Fun!  Classes begin this Wednesday

The fun is about to begin…Our 6 week Intro to Photo Fun classes are beginning this week, in Rm 353 at the Rock.

All are welcome and classes are FREE!

Requirements:

~Please bring your camera and camera manual to class with you each week.

~A digital camera is preferred, but if all you have is a Polaroid camera, your more than welcome to join us.  ‘

~Each week we will be taking photos in class and you will be assigned homework assignments that you will   share in class the following class session.

~Be ready to share.  The class is meant to be fun and part of the fun is sharing photos we take and learning from each other as we share.

~Before you come this Wednesday, make sure your camera is ready to use and battery is fully charged with a memory card that is ready to use.

This Wednesday we will be talking about the Intro to Fun classes as a whole and what’s expected, and we will be talking about “the Camera.”   No camera, no photos.  No photos, no photo fun!

All are welcome, even those who don’t consider themselves as beginners.  There’s something to learn for everyone.

Any questions, please leave a comment or email us at MISSION.focused@yahoo.com


Observations, Ocotlan & Being Yoked

Walking down the street from Casa Arnel, on the way to Ocotlan and guess what I see in the car window…Go Chargers!

The view from the road to Ocotlan…

On the bus ride to Ocotlan….reading God’s Word! 

Pineapples!  Lots of Pineapples!

Walking through the market I saw this Dad talking to his son…it looked as if he was encouraging his son, he had a big smile as he was talking with him and gesturing and holding his son’s head in what can only be described as a loving manner.  Not sure who the other kid was, if it was his brother or friend, but he was smiling too, even though you can’t see his face in the photo.  Trust me, it was all good.

I love all the colors in the market, but unfortunately they use these blue and red tarps to cover and shield the market area from the sun…but it casts this blue and red shade on everything.  So when i saw these beautiful bell peppers in the sun I had to get this photo!  I wish yall could have seen this in real time…the colors just popped!!

I took this photo for Cyndy…since she couldn’t make it this time to Oaxaca and seems to only know how to take photos of flowers and her dog!

These guys don’t look so happy… after-all it is market day in Ocotlan and they’re for sale!

I love how big and colorful the churches are in Mexico.  Yes it is a Catholic Church.  But It doesn’t stop me from acknowledging the God I serve and having reverence and awe for how big He is and how small I am!  And remembering that He died on the cross for my sin that I might have life and breath…to serve Him with my whole heart.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
(Matthew 11:29-30 ESV)

What a great reminder…this yoke weighed about 40 pounds.  Can’t imagine trying to roll with this on my back for more than a few seconds.  It reminds me that I need to trust Christ first and foremost for all my needs.  That while I was the only photographer able to make it to Oaxaca this time, it is a team effort.  The work is made easier and less burdensome with the help of many hands.  I believe that’s why we are told in Hebrews

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
(Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV)

I am encouraged by what I see in Oaxaca…and the main work hasn’t begun yet.  It was a great day with God!


Photopeeps this Wednesday :: February First

How many folks does it take to hold a ladder for a photographer?

Photopeeps this Wednesday, February 1st at 7pm at the Rock Church in Rm 353…Join the Fun!

Homework for this Wednesday is Shadows

Come join the fun as we share photos we took this week of Shadows.  If you weren’t able to make it last Wednesday but want to share in the fun…go and take photos of Shadows.  Please bring three(3) photos to share with the class, plus the photo you took and shared on facebook.  Be ready to share, since sharing is caring.

We are starting our Intro to Photo classes on February 15th.  Keep an eye on this site for more info…