Chicano Park is another place I wanted to visit before leaving San Diego. I’ve always been intrigued with this park because of it’s cultural artistic murals with vibrant colours. When I was young you weren’t really allowed to go there because it was so dangerous. Now the park is cleaned up and safe to walk around in during the day. You can check out more about Chicano Park by clicking >HERE<.
I remember as a kid and driving over The Coranado Bridge and seeing these murals for the first time. I was in total AWE of them and loved the colours. My mom would tell me not to go to that park because I would get hurt or killed. All I knew is that someday I was gonna go there and really look at these murals.
When I was riding in a car with a couple of friends and we drove passed Chicano Park, I told my friends I’m going to take pictures in that park. They told me I was crazy but I didn’t care because it was in my gut/heart to do this. Then I got my chance (2010) and went with a friend Candace. I mostly shot with my DSLR, fisheye and wide angle lens. What Candace did was even extraordinary by making Chicano Park into a tiny planet called Bridge. We had a lot of fun that day.
The story behind the man and his car. This man came up to me with his one time use (disposable) camera. He asked me to take picture of him standing next to his car. After I took a few shots, I asked him if he wanted to take some of him with my camera and e-mail him the images. He was really excited and gave me his e-mail after I did a few shots. I haven’t heard from the guy but I’m sure he wasn’t expecting me to that for him…one of those things.
Well I wanted to go back one more time and take photos with my iPhone and edit them on my iPad and write a blog post about this magical park. The photo were taken with Pro Camera and edited with Snapseed and Pic Boost. You can check out the set below by clicking on set below…enjoy the photos.
Chicano Park iPhoneography, a set on Flickr.