Frivolous Friday: A lunch date, the Mission and Celebrating the 4th

It’s Frivolous Friday!

Thought I would share some of the fun I squeezed in this week (in between all my portrait sessions and retouching work.)

Yep, this happened #1:

Had a lunch date with my hubby this week~!    It was really our first outing together since March!   But believe me when I say we kept it SUPER SAFE.

We drove down to Shelter Island…enjoyed the view….and then we met a Tiki!

Yep.  You heard me right we met a Tiki!   And the Tiki recommended we get lunch To Go from the Bali Hai.

**It’s my personal philosophy to never argue with a Tiki (I’ve seen how mad they can get at the Enchanted Tiki House in Disneyland!)  so we followed orders!

They packaged our meals super cute and we sat on the rocks along the bay and had a picnic with PLENTY of social distancing!

And let me tell you it was DELISH – and EASY!

Hubby enjoyed the fish and chips and my crunch lobster tacos were heavenly –

Everything was yummy, hot and plentiful – so I recommend it  – and I know we will definitely do this again.

Yep, this happened #2:

I strolled through the San Diego Mission this week!

I’m photographing a wedding in the Old Mission Chapel in a few days – so of course I wanted to visit in advance to plan portrait

locations and get the lay of the land.  It’s going to be so beautiful!

Fun fact – this one is California’s First of the 21 missions and was founded in 1769 (and it’s holding up beautifully!)

Yep, this happened #3:

I’m getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July – just a teeny little bit.

We usually get a hotel room downtown to make it a two day long fun adventure – but obviously

that’s not going to happen this year.  So I’m going to create my own fireworks with food…

…and I treated us to some festive cookies. I plan to pack them up and eat them in a fun place…..after dark….any guesses?

We are going to hike up the hill to watch Poway’s Fireworks show in the distance.  (Link in comments if you want the scoop on their fireworks show)

And in case you are get to see some fireworks too (HERE are other places in San Diego)  –here are a few tips to photograph fireworks.

The number one hint is put your camera on a tripod.

A few other tips are turn off the flash.  The fireworks will be hundreds of feet away, so you won’t need it.

Don’t zoom in – that will make your photo look fuzzy and dull – it’s better to crop afterwards.

And use night mode!

If your phone can capture high-resolution video, try that too.    With video, you’ll be able to relax during the show and enjoy the spectacle while your phone captures footage.

Practice beforehand so you know what to do in the dark.

Good luck and have fun!

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