I spent around three hours shooting this Restaraunt at Seaport Village in San Diego, carefully composing each shot, taking time to think about the composition, relocating, changing angles, lenses, filters and waiting for the light of the setting Sun.
What was really special was being able to spend the time just enjoying the atmosphere of this great location, the transition from day to night, doing what I love…and Not being harrassed by The No-Tripod Police! (Click image for sharper view)
Seaport Village is home to several bay-view restaurants: the Harbor House restaurant, Edgewater Grill, Buster’s, the Pier Cafe, Anthony’s Fish Grotto, and more as you walk along the bay. There is also a cafe aboard the adjacent USS Midaway aircraft carrier museum.
Seaport Village is built on landfill over Punta de los Muertos (Point of the Dead) where the Spanish expedition of 1782 buried those who had died of scurvy. In later years it was a railroad yard where goods and other products were unloaded from ships and loaded aboard trains for shipment east. Seaport Village broke ground in 1978 and opened in 1980.
This was shot just after sunset after scouting and testing images for several hours.