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Monday, October 6, 2008

My photography in La Jolla

A few weeks ago, a large map was unveiled at Kellogg Park, the public space at La Jolla Shores in San Diego. Made of lithocrete (a mixture of concrete and recycled glass), the map covers some 2,300 square feet of ground, and depicts the La Jolla Underwater Preserve as a way to bring the undersea world to beachgoers who might not realize what lies under the waves.

Accompanying the map is a wall of photos showing the various marine creatures that live in the nearby waters. This fish ID board identifies everything from sheephead and señorita to lobster and octopus. The creators of the lithocrete map solicited the local dive community for images to place on this wall, and as luck would have it, they selected my photo of a white sea bass. I'm not a professional photographer, and this particular photo was hardly my best work, but apparently few images of this shy fish exist. I got this particular shot a couple of years ago, while diving La Jolla's kelp forests on a visit to San Diego. This fish kept following me around, keeping its distance but apparently curious. I snapped a photo unaware of what kind of fish it was—and having no idea the photo would eventually end up on an art installation at nearby La Jolla Shores!

So next time you travel to La Jolla Shores, whether you're a local going for a day at the beach or a tourist visiting San Diego, be sure to stop by Kellogg Park and check out the map and fish ID board. And see if you can find my name!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Felicidades por la pagina mike,tiene paisajes muy bonitos y lugares muy poco explorados por el hombre. te escribimos desde Aguascalientes, Mexico .
esto lo vio tu ahijado Toño y le gusto muchisimo . Escribenos para saber de ti compadre Felicidades

October 12, 2008 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike si ya no tienes nuestro correo te lo envio de nuevo es de juan y de toño tu ahijado cualquiera de los dos y el otro es para saber de ti.

October 12, 2008 10:39 AM  

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