More Mission Beach

For San Diegans, trip to the beach is so effortless that some folks take the opportunity for granted. For example, Mission Beach is a 13.7-km (8.5-mile) drive from our apartment. Despite that distance, ocean is visible from several overlooks in my neighborhood of University Heights, and sea breeze is fairly constant.

Last night, I shared about our most recent galivant to the Pacific and to Belmont Park, where we purchased discounted annual passes for our daughter and best friend, whose birthdays are upcoming. This follow-up post shows off some of my wife’s photos and gives me opportunity to tout Samsung Galaxy S22, which she uses. Mine is S23 Ultra.

Let me start by saying that any S22 series smartphone packs capable cameras that I would gladly pit against the newest iPhones. With big discounts available, following release of the S23 series, do consider an older model if looking for a darling device by every meaningful measure, including operating system (Android skinned with One UI) and cameras.

The Featured Image is a different perspective on the shot that opened my post about yesterday’s adventure: Annie chose to include me, hunkered down with Leica Q2. Vitals: f/1.8, ISO 20, 1/1000 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 8:59 a.m. PDT. The second shot offers a different view of the amusement park’s iconic rollercoaster. Vitals: f/1.8, ISO 30, 1/2000 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 9:30 a.m.

Finally, she chose a much better cat—two, if counting the tiger—than I did. Vitals: f/2.4, ISO 25, 1/350 sec, 69mm (film equivalent); 10:02 a.m.

Photo Credits: Anne Wilcox