March 6, 2010 by Rob Hurlbut
Grossmont Transit Center – Where A Trolley Guard Was Shot In 2009
This is where I transfer to take the green line to Old Town, and ultimately into downtown San Diego. Today, was a very strange day. I made it halfway to work and all the way around the San Diego trolley line.
Catching some Z’s On The Green Line
I had my camera at the ready for most of the day today, which made it remarkably east to snap photos of fellow commuters.
Scanning My iPod
My camera, a Nikon D5000 has an articulated LCD, so I don’t have to bring the camera to my eye to composed photos. This makes for some shots that can be composed lower than you normally would. This pic of a fellow commuter somehow ended up sharp photo despite my accidental .4 second shutter speed. The lower than normal vantage point meant I wouldn’t have to worry about his face being partially blocked by the brim of his hat.
Homeless Penthouse At 12th & Imperial
When you are homeless, it is very hard to eek out a living, and that is why the homeless congregate in busy city centers. The densest area of people that can offer money and assistance to vagrants are in the middle of the city, so that’s where the bums go. Homeless people go where people with homes work (not live) so that’s why the downtown area of any city will have homeless, trying to improve their lot in life.
The Homeless At 12th & Imperial
Homelessness is a very sad thing. They form their own communities and social structure, but they have nowhere to live. I don’t know what the particular plight of this group of people is, but I hope I never have to experience it myself.
A Warehouse Near 12th & Imperial Transit Station
The textures and colors of this warehouse wall caught my eye. The ultra dark interior seems to add an air of mystery as well.
Build The Stairs
These men are building stairs that will lead to a bridge that cost San Diego $26 million. I first wrote about this bridge in October of 2009, then again in December 2009. I captured a great sunset photo behind the bridge to nowhere in late January of 2010
The Bridge Over The Harbor Drive
These guys are hard working people, and that is for sure. This image was taken a little over an hour after lunch, so these guys attacked their workload like ants attack everything.
Pedestrian Bridge Over Harbor Drive
Summer of 2010 is the projected completion date for this bridge. There have been delays and cost increases, but this bridge to nowhere perseveres. This summer, guests of the Hilton Hotel will have very easy access to PETCO Park.