What a Difference A Day Makes – Excerpts from a photo shoot

In staying with the subject matter of lasts weeks post about our week in San Diego County, I have attached four pictures that tell the weather story of the week. The beginning of the week started with storm clouds and dreary weather. There was what was left of a hurricane and now a tropical depression to the west of the Baja in Mexico that was changing course and heading towards the Baja Peninsula and eventually the Desert Southwest of the US grazing Southern California in the process. Having lived in San Diego for over 24 years and then Arizona for the last 5, not anything unusual and actually kind of welcome rain for the desert. This particular storm brought drizzle and light rain to the San Diego area and multiple inches of rain to Arizona. Having said all of that, it moved quickly and I was able to get some before and after pictures along the beach where we were staying. The pictures present two totally different aspects of beach life in San Diego County.

The first two say to me….”beach season over”…”pack it up and get the heck inside”. The clouds give such an ominous look to the coastline. Both shots are looking southward towards the city of San Diego. 

Storm Clouds Coastal San Diego County 1

Storm Clouds Coastal San Diego County 2

Then just a couple of days later, I took the following two pictures.

Looking south towards the city of San Diego. You can actually see the bluffs of La Jolla on the horizon.

This capture is looking north towards Oceanside and the mountain ridge in Camp Pendleton leading into Orange County and Los Angeles.


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25 thoughts on “What a Difference A Day Makes – Excerpts from a photo shoot

  1. Diane Henders

    Wow, what a difference a blue sky makes! Your photos are beautiful – I’ve been out on the prairies for the past several days, and I’m already looking forward to getting back to the ocean. 🙂

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I was fascinated with the change in ocean color depending on the sky. When it was clear blue skies…ocean was a deep blue. Cloudy days…greenish hue….thanks for stopping by….safe travels home!!

  2. denisebushphoto

    Such is the life of a landscape photographer! I’ve learned to just go out no matter what it looks like at the moment. The weather and clouds change so quickly in the mountains. Many times I’ve decided to stay home because of the forecast and then the sky looked awesome when it was too late. Excellent images here that show how weather and clouds can change the mood!


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