Sunset Cliffs Regional Park walk and sunset shoot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ocean vistas and dramatic sculpted sandstone cliffs provide a unique backdrop for photography at Sunset Cliffs Regional Park. The 1.5 mile cliffside trail offers opportunities to enjoy expansive ocean views, dramatic cliff formations and caves, as well as a fascinating intertidal area. The dynamic mix of air, land, wildflowers, surfers, birds and the sea offer opportunities to compose your favorite scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the evening of the 26th, there will be a 1.60 low tide at around 4:30. The tide will be coming in during our walk, arriving at a 7 foot high tide at 10pm. The delta should provide some impressive wave action. If the sunset conditions are fogged in, we can offer this meet up again, particularly at a time when sunset and a negative tide coincide.

We’ll meet at the second parking lot after Point Loma Blvd. between Adair and Osprey Streets (See map for the second parking lot.) There is also ample street parking. We’ll walk along the cliffs to Monaco Street, stopping and starting as we stop and shoot. Then, we’ll decide as a group whether to proceed to the end at Ladra Street, all the while scoping out our preferred vista to set up camp and wait for sunset. We may decide to move our cars closer to our set up although I prefer Osprey Point for a sunset shoot. There is more than enough parking to do this.

A few of the landmark areas are Osprey Point (next to the parking lot where we are meeting,) Sandstone Arch, Cormorant Rock, Luscomb Point, Rock Slide and the Ladera Street stair access to the tidepools.

If you are running late, park further up on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and join us. Wide angle and telephoto lenses are recommended. Bring your tripod in case we get a great sunset.

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  • Gigi

    Just wanted to say that there are so many exceptional photos I don't have the time to comment on them, but I love them all!

    May 29, 2013

  • Courtney W.

    Great location and very nice people who taught me a lot about settings to use at dusk

    May 27, 2013

  • Drema S.

    So many great shots in this album... I didn't have time to comment on many of them, but almost every shot deserves kudos! This turned into a great day for shooting, even though it looked like the clouds were going to move in and the sunset would fizzle. Just goes to show... you never know what you're going to get when you try and plan around weather!

    May 27, 2013

  • Ted D.

    Great place for photos and a wonderful group of people! The dinner taco's after the shoot were delicious too!

    May 27, 2013

  • Paula M.

    A pretty location and a fantastic group of shooters!

    May 27, 2013

  • Laurie T.

    Wonderful & enjoyable. Living here in San Diego for eight years, and I have never been to Sunset Cliffs before. A great treasure and wonderful evening.

    May 27, 2013

  • Stephen W.

    Great setting and nice photographers!

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Drema S.

    Great evening at the cliffs! Thanks Karen for taking us on this walk.

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Carole Gilb M.

    Excellent social and photo opportunity!! Love this meet-up group.

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Stephan B.

    great group and great host. And the sunset was nice too.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Suzanne D.

    Beautiful location at Sunset Cliffs. Watching the sun go down was magical. We were blessed with beautiful clouds, lovely weather, and a nice group of photographers. Thanks, Karen, for organizing this meet up.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Eric T.

    Nice weather and great group of people.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Gigi

    Perfect night, great sunset, thanks for setting this up Karen!

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great location. Plenty of places and scenic areas to shoot.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Monica L

    I can't make it as my friend whom I was riding down with had something come up.

    May 26, 2013

  • Gary S.

    thank for updating the list

    May 26, 2013

  • Kate T.

    Sorry, but I can not attend, I was notified too late and now have other plans, thanks!

    May 26, 2013

  • Gary S.

    will those of us on the waiting list be able to go
    as we know there will be a few that don't show I would like to go but don't wont to crash

    May 26, 2013

    • Karen W.

      Hi Gary. If 33 of us show up -- 25 from the list and 8 from the wait list, we will likely get in each other's way. 25 photographers is a lot of people and equipment. I will offer this meet up again. Next time, we'll shoot when low tide and sunset coincide.

      1 · May 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Go! I'm not going!

      May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Spending time w friends I haven't seen in a while. Sorry for the extreme late notice!!!

    May 26, 2013

  • Stephanie H.

    I won't be able to make it...something came up

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My brother's band, Nemesis, is playing at Mother's Saloon in OB this afternoon, 4-7. So if you want a killer ahi tuna salad or a great burger along with great classic rock music before our shoot, come on out! 2228 Bacon St! (how appropriate, Bacon st) Commercial over!

    May 26, 2013

  • Irv L.

    Sorry about backing out. I hope this is in sufficient time to allow someomne else to fill the slot. What happened? Woke up with full blown flu symptoms. Hope to meet up for another shoot later.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Rick P.

    The waiting list has one fewer now! :-)

    May 25, 2013

  • bob

    Exactlyn where do we go? The directions point us to downtown!

    May 25, 2013

    • Karen W.

      Thanks Bob. The map was automatically generated and is clearly wrong. Please follow the map I posted. We’ll meet at the second parking lot after Point Loma Blvd. between Adair and Osprey Streets (See map for the second parking lot.)

      May 25, 2013

  • Gary S.

    will you open this up to the warring list seeing is an out side event

    May 25, 2013

  • Joseph I. Gaines I.

    Does anyone know the address where we are supposed to meet on Sunday?

    May 25, 2013

    • Karen W.

      We’ll meet at the second parking lot after Point Loma Blvd. between Adair and Osprey Streets. See the map above. The house across the street from the parking lot, for GPS purposes is 1253 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.

      May 25, 2013

  • Gaurav

    Some other plans came up, not sure to make , opening a space for someone on wait list

    May 25, 2013

    • Karen W.

      Thanks for letting us know.

      May 25, 2013

  • Vidya

    Turns out I can't make it after all! Bummer! :(

    May 25, 2013

    • Karen W.

      Catch you next time, Vidya.

      May 25, 2013

  • Ted D.

    Have not been to this area to shoot, so I'm looking forward to a new location for sunsets! Thanks for planning this meetup!

    May 25, 2013

    • Karen W.

      Hi Ted. It is a wonderful location for a shoot even if we don't have a great sunset. I've talked to many people who didn't realize when a gem Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is.

      May 25, 2013

  • Cindhi H.

    I live in Escondido. Would anyone nearby like to carpool?

    May 21, 2013

    • Cindhi H.

      I will not be able to attend after all. But since we are all in the same area let's keep each other in mind for other shoots.

      1 · May 22, 2013

    • Stephanie H.

      Gaurav text me at[masked] so we can set something up so we can carpool

      1 · May 24, 2013

  • Irv L.

    Hello, This is a nice idea. Thank you for thinking of it. Will we receive instructions on where exactly to meet, etc. Thamks. Irv

    May 21, 2013

    • Karen W.

      Irv, we’ll meet at the second parking lot after Point Loma Blvd. between Adair and Osprey Streets. See the map above.

      May 21, 2013

    • Irv L.

      Thank you Karen

      1 · May 21, 2013

  • Carole Gilb M.

    Can I bring a friend along?

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • ashley t.

    Just realized I was double booked sorry maybe next time

    May 21, 2013

  • Richard G.

    sorry,,forgot about it being the Holiday Weekend...Wife,Kid & Dog beckon... see you next time,,,have fun and hope you get great shots

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Vidya

    Really want to make it. I'm performing in a dance at Balboa park till 4. Hopefully can be done and join by 6 or so.

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Ann B.

    looks wonderful but we're out of town for Memorial Day weekend.

    May 21, 2013

  • Joseph I. Gaines I.

    This is a beautiful place for a shoot. Really looking forward to this!

    1 · May 21, 2013

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