Photography

Clouds Over Pt. Loma


Point Loma

This was taken from the top of the San Diego Convention Center looking over the Bay towards Point Loma. It isn’t often that we get these gorgeous clouds in America’s Finest City, but when we do, the photographic possibilities abound!

Point Loma is a seaside community of San Diego. Geographically it is a hilly peninsula that is bordered on the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, the east by the San Diego Bay. Point Loma is historically important as the landing-place of the first European expedition to come ashore in present-day California. The peninsula has been described as “where California began”. Today Point Loma houses two major military bases, a national cemetery, a national monument, and a university, in addition to residential and commercial areas.

Point Loma was first discovered by Europeans on September 28, 1542 when Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (João Rodrigues Cabrilho in Portuguese) departed from Mexico and led an expedition for the Spanish crown to explore the west coast of what is now the United States. Cabrillo described San Diego Bay as “a very good enclosed port.” Historians believe he docked his flagship on Point Loma’s east shore, probably at Ballast Point. This was the first landing by a European in present-day California.

5 responses

  1. Lovely, what a wonderful world we live in. Great photo, congrats.

    July 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

  2. Wow, what a sky! That really is a heavenly photograph 🙂

    July 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm

  3. This is totally awesome, I LOVE that sky!

    July 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm

  4. Really nice Erik… those clouds make the photography, but I also love the tinge of rosy orange on the water, which just helps give it an even more peaceful effect. Really enjoying your blog and photographs–thanks for sharing!

    July 19, 2011 at 5:44 am

  5. superb sky – very nice indeed

    August 10, 2011 at 3:17 pm

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