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As the sun went in and out of the giant soft box of marine layer, the whole world was getting soaked in bright and often diffused orange glow for quite some time. Contrary to Santiago Peak in the far distance almost faded into the hazy smog, San Pedro looked so vivid. I loved the fact that I was able to frame Angel’s Gate light at the end of Cabrillo Pier in the distance and Point Fermin Park in the foreground together. Such an eye opening perspective that I had never dreamt of capturing.

San Pedro, CA

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • 4.73mm / 1/1000 sec at ƒ/2.2 / ISO 100
  • Taken 3/18/2017

© 2017 H Peter Ji


  1. We just bought our drone, and have been having a fantastic time seeing the world from a new angle. Seem to just be getting the hang of flying it after a couple weeks, and it truly is a lot of fun.

    • Very cool. What drone did you guys get? I am sure you guys are having a lot of fun! It is quite an eye opening experience for me as looking at those aerial views that I am now able to capture. Of course, I also realize that it has limitations because of its small sensor. For now, I enjoy as much as I can! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      • There are definitely limitations, but it is still a lot of fun! In a couple years as the technology increases, I’m sure we’ll be able to see some giant strides in eliminating those limitations. We bought the Mavic Pro, mostly due to its ability to fold and transport so easily. We’re extremely excited to start taking it on hikes in the area to show views of the mountains where we are that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to see.

        • You’re absolutely right! And mine is also the DJI Mavic Pro! 🙂 So light and easy to carry! (Although I must say, I treat it like my first iPhone! Gosh… is that a tool or an expensive toy that I don’t want to damage no matter what?!?! Definitely it feels a whole lot more fragile than my DSLR camera!!! LOL) I am sure you guys’ll have so much fun taking it on hikes and stuff! 🙂

          • It does feel extremely fragile! I feel like I’m doing a surgery every time I extract the gimbal clamp from the camera…better safe than sorry though when it comes to something that cost me a pretttty penny. I am sure we will have an awesome time, thanks! You sure look like you’re having a great time with yours as well. Happy flying!

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