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Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition

There are two things that San Diego loves: surfing and dogs. There are more things, yes, like tacos, but this is about the marriage of those two wonderful things, ergo: dog surfing. I had seen photos of San Diegan¬†surfing dogs circulating the internet, but never witnessed it in person. When I heard about the Surf Dog Competition, I HAD to go. It was everything as promised; many surfing dogs, ranging from small to extra large, as well as some sort of buddy competition, where dogs surfed together or with their owners, as well as a dog play area, dog photo booth, and many dog-friendly vendors. We brought our sweet baby Widdle, and he had a great time! It was a little hot for him because he was a bit of a wimp, but otherwise, it is a great event for the whole fur-family! We couldn’t stay the whole time, due to Widdle’s dainty composure, but what we did get to do/see was a lot of fun!

Del Mar Racetrack

Background story on this:  Several months ago, like possibly a year ago, I met a photographer at Seaport Village who was participating in a scavenger hunt as part of a Meetup group. I think I must have had my camera with me, because he told me all about the group, and recommended that I try it out. He gave me his card, but I forgot about it for a long time, and I”m not sure where exactly it is now. So I finally decided to go look for the group on Meetup.com, and I have no idea which one it was, ha. I did, however, find some great photography groups (and have since then started joining other groups, although I haven’t gone to any except this one photography group so far). The Pacific Photographic Society is AMAZING, and they have all sorts of events all the time. This was my first event with them, and it was such a great opportunity!

So, as part of the Meetup with the Pacific Photographic Society group, we got press passes for a day at the Del Mar Racetrack. We got to go early in the morning to watch the warm-ups, then a tour of a stable, and then we got to go to a bunch of special locations to take photos of the races and the horses getting ready that the general public doesn’t get to go to. I had been to the racetrack before, but definitely didn’t get this kind of special access, so it was a lot of fun. The members of the Meetup group are great too, and everyone was so helpful with tips on shooting and such. I highly recommend the group, and I can’t wait for more events like this! Also, horse racing is fun. ūüôā

Garden Party of the Century

Anything that has this name, of course I had to go! Since this year is Balboa Park’s centennial anniversary, they are doing a bunch of special things all year long, and a big floral party was one of them. I unfortunately had to miss most of it, but did get to see this one small part of it. You can’t go wrong with flowers!

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MotorCars on MainStreet Car Show

I love cars. ¬†If y’all haven’t figured that out already… I particularly love old cars. ¬†I mean…I love super fancy cars too, but your average car now is definitely not as awesome as your average vintage car. ¬†Therefore, vintage car shows are particularly fantastic, such as this one. ¬†It’s the Coronado car show (although not the Coronado Speed Festival, which actually took place two weekends ago, and I missed due to being at Disneyland for Dapper Day! ¬†So many things), and there were so many amazing vintage cars! ¬†It was such a fun car show.

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Coronado Flower Show, part 2

This is the second and last set of photos from the Coronado Flower Show, the first is here.

Coronado Flower Show

As I mentioned in my last post, I LOVE flowers. ¬†I have never been to a show that was just flowers, so I was pretty excited to go to the Coronado Flower Show. ¬†It was AMAZING!! ¬†I’ve never seen so many flowers in one place, and there was a great variety of different types of displays, including tiny arrangements, table settings, children’s creations, etc. ¬†There was even some live music! ¬†This is my first post out of two, because I have so many photos!

Fashion Week San Diego Spring Showcase

Hey, I managed to get the spring showcase photos done before the actual fashion week! Just barely though… I was hoping to be able to go to fashion week this year, possibly as a photographer, but I was trying to build up my portfolio before I applied, and then never got around to applying. Now there are about a million things going on at the same time, so it’s not so convenient…will make more of an effort next year! Since I am on the email list though, I found out about all the wonderful events they had throughout the year, and while I unfortunately missed most of them, I did get to go to this spring showcase, which was so much fun! At least I’m not totally missing out this year ūüôā ¬†Fashion Week San Diego starts October 1st, for any of you that might be interested.

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