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    Visiting San Diego - help needed

    Hi all
    I will be visiting SD for a conference mid-November and may have a couple of days free to shoot. Thinking about Anza-Borrego state park but need guidance on locations within that area - or should I be planning to go to another location???

    Any ideas gratefully received

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    The Salton Sea is about 2 hours away.
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    San Diego has a lot of places to shoot. Anza-Borrego is quite a drive from downtown if that is where your conference is. I would suggest looking at the Point Loma Light house (http://www.nps.gov/archive/cabr/lighthouse.html), San Diego Mission (http://www.thecaliforniamissions.com.../sandiego.html and http://www.missionsandiego.com/), Torry Pines State Beach (http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=658), or Balboa Park (http://www.balboapark.org/). All are within a cab ride from downtown or a very short drive in a rental car. Enjoy.

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    Many thanks for the suggestions so far - keep them coming!

    I like the look of a couple of the locations that are closer to downtown than Anza-Borrega - but, I'm coming in from London - and for the first 2/3 days that means I'm usually awake at around 4am, so if I get my act together I could make a slightly longer trip...

    I'll have a rental car.

    Any recomendations as to where I can get 6x6 and 5x4 E6 processing done in SD?

    Thanks again
    Richard

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    Also recommend Painted Canyon in the mecca hills - kinda neat - gets incredibly narrow to get through - PRAY there's no earthquake...!!

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    Richard,

    The problem you may run into with Anza-Borrego is access. Many of the best places to shoot are difficult to get to without some serious hiking or the use of a 4X4 with plenty of ground clearance.

    Jim's suggestion of the Salton Sea is a good one, with the added benefit that Salvation Mountain (http://www.salvationmountain.us/) isn't too far from there. You might also consider a drive to Palomar Observatory, Cuyumaca State Park or Mount Laguna.

    If you're into street photography, a quick trolley ride can take you to the border crossing and gets you access to Tijuana, Mexico (busiest border crossing on the planet). The oft photographed Balboa Park is right near the heart of Downtown and has a really nifty cactus garden that many folks strangely ignore.

    If you need E-6 processing, I believe that Chrome (http://chromedigital.com/e6.html) can do what you need.

    Hope this helps...

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    Mesa Photo has been there for years http://www.mesaphoto.com/photo_services/ and there is a Calumet in Escondido (North County San Diego)
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    If you like to shoot at night. The convention center is a cool building to shoot at night. And there are some shipping ports running 24-7 just south of the convention center. You can shoot from accross the water close to the convention center. There is also Palomar Mountain state park (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=637) there is an observatory at the top (http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/).

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    I would add the Gaslamp quarter for its architecture and the waterfront for ships.

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