Panoramas from downtown San Diego
After I finished at The Festival of Sail yesterday, I wandered around downtown San Diego looking for more opportunities to take some pictures to use for Photomerge in Photoshop CS6. I had a lot of fun exploring some buildings that I had never been in and got some pictures to create these photomerges.
The first picture is a photomerge of two pictures taken from the new skybridge downtown. It shows the San Diego Convention Center, the tracks for the San Diego Trolley, downtown Marriott (the two black towers), and the two Hyatt towers (white).
Next up is a panorama of San Diego Bay, a photomerge of five pictures taken from the 15th floor of the Holiday Inn north tower. The ship at the left is the USS Midway Museum, and across the bay you can see the USS Carl Vinson, a nuclear powered aircraft carrier currently docked at the North Island Naval Station.
The following is a tile mural in the lobby of the Holiday Inn downtown. A photomerge of three pictures.
The following is a photomerge of five pictures of Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. The tower at the left is the combo Omni hotel/condominiums. The upper flower condos have a beautiful view of the ballpark, and most of them are owned by players from the Padres and the Chargers. The big building at the right is the new Central Library, the dome of which will be the second largest dome in the United States and the fourth largest in the world (see more of the library in my post here: America’s second largest dome is nearing completion).
The following photomerge of eight pictures shows mainly the tracks of the San Diego Trolley. The new skybridge for pedestrians is one of my favorite places to watch trains, which I do quite often. Although the Trolley is light rail, the BNSF heavy rail tracks run through here, too. They are the two tracks on the left. Unfortunately, BNSF trains tend to be a couple of miles long so they are not allowed to run through here during the daylight hours, making real train watching here less than ideal since it has to be done at night. Petco Park is at the right, and the greenish towers in the center is the Omni hotel/condo talked about above. The white towers at the left are the Hyatt, and the black tower (actually two towers) in the center are the Harbor Club towers, where Bruce Willis & Demi Moore once owned the 5,000-SF penthouse when they were still married to each other.
Of course, since my whole purpose for being downtown yesterday was to go to the Festival of Sail, I have to end with a photomerge of a tall ship, this one using three pictures:
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Posted on September 3, 2012, in Adobe, Digital photo editing, Out & About, Photos and tagged downtown san diego pictures, petco park pictures, san diego central library pictures, san diego convention center pictures, tall ship pictures, uss midway pictures. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.