A Photographer's Journal

Rita Spiegel is an Oceanside-based portrait and pet photographer. Photographs not only to document our lives, but also tell a story. They bring back memories at a glance. Click here to get back to the main website: www.RitaSpiegel.com or Rita@RitaSpiegel.com. I invite you to look through my portfolios and I hope you enjoy my images.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oceanside Harbor Days

Harbor Days is always a fun event in Oceanside.  Lot's pirate running around, way too much food and many booths looking to separate you and your money.  But through it all, it's a great place for street photography. 

Here's a few images from today's adventure.  

 A standard fixture at the harbor!

You never know what you'll find on the beach ... a Pirate's Cove or the Titanic.

Some of the littlest "survivors" look to be having way too much fun!

 Aarrr ... beware!

 The military was on hand smiling faces. 

A great way to explore the Harbor.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

In San Diego, Sprinkles = Umbrella

Just 30 miles south of Oceanside is San Diego. On Labor Day 2011, I drove down to see the Tall Ships docked for the festival. But something more fun to shoot was all the people who immediately grabbed for their umbrellas after a few drops of rain.  Look closer ... you can even count them if you wanted to.

Well ... it didn't even rain.  Just sprinkled and all of a sudden people for running for shelter.  I enjoy street shooting. It's getting a little additive in a "safe" way. At this point, no one has approached me to ask "why am I shooting them".  I know someone will at some point. I'm still deciding what I will tell them when that happens?