La Jolla Seal Pool

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The so-called Children's Pool in La Jolla has been taken over by the seals. I'm not going to take a stand either way on this issue, but it has been a hot topic and much money has been spent in litigation over who has the right to this little stretch of beach. I went down to check it out the other day, Ilford XP2 Super in Nikon N80.


Seals on the rocks:
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TV Reporter interviewing two ladies on the beach:
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Seal lover yelliing at people to stay off the beach:
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Protest table:
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Feathered rat:
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The court case is on hold for now. The governor signed a bill giving control of the beach to the City, it doesn't go into effect til Jan 2010. For now, the seals have won. :biggrin:
 
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Excellent images. I had to look twice at your description of film and camera. Take a look, it's kind of difficult to stuff a roll into a "D80". LOL Really like the second shot, kind of reminds me of a movie director talking to the actors.
 
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Excellent images. I had to look twice at your description of film and camera. Take a look, it's kind of difficult to stuff a roll into a "D80". LOL Really like the second shot, kind of reminds me of a movie director talking to the actors.
Oops!:redface: Yeah, but I probably would get mad and cram it in anyway. I used my N80 for that shot. I think I was using a Tamron 55-200 lens. Not sure. I don't have a habit of taking notes, and I do have a number of lenses, although I generally travel light and carry only one lens. Thanks for noticcing my boo-boo
 
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N80! I didn't know you even had one of them newfangled contraptions Michael.

Good impressions of a very interesting location. I have been there often myself. I've seen lots of pelicans and other creatures, but rarely seals. Now all they need is a shore approaching orca. That'll get them off the beach!
 
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I was beginning to think Michael had some kind of "hybrid" camera! :biggrin:
Interesting series here. Yeah, people and sea lions don't mix! Years ago a buddy and I were surfing at Swamis and a sea lion poked its head out of the water and my friend reached over to pet it and got a nasty bite on his hand!:smile:
 
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The N80 is my newest (in chronological age) of my cameras. I only bought it so that I could use Patty's lenses. I also have a D80, but it usually sits on the shelf. I have on occasion used it to chimp my exposures, but I would rather use my hand-held meter or fly by the seat of my pants with the 16's exposure rules. I would rather use one of my older cameras. They are more fun. :tongue:
 
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They should just dynamite the seawall and stop all the insanity and litigation LOL...

Nice set of pics.
 
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If megaphone lady is so sensitive - how about cutting down on "noise pollution" - eh ?
 
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If megaphone lady is so sensitive - how about cutting down on "noise pollution" - eh ?
The real laugh is that the city was going to use a recorded barking dogs tape to scare the critters off the beach (like that would do the job:biggrin:) Without getting political, as I said earlier, the whole thing is a joke. The baby seals do score high in the AWW! factor, but they won't be here til spring. :tongue:
 
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