Downtown Huntington Beach

My wife and I took a stroll through downtown Huntington Beach. It is ten days before Christmas, and a dry couple of days between rain storms. Neither the streets nor the beach was crowded, yet there was enough activity for some good people watching.

Between our home and downtown, we passed our local fire station.

Neighborhood Fire Station

Neighborhood Fire Station

The ‘downtown’ area of Main Street is only about four blocks, lined with restaurants, sidewalk cafés, clothing stores, boutiques, a couple of real estate offices. This is the view looking toward the last two blocks before the ocean.

Looking Down Main Street

Looking Down Main Street

The sidewalk cafés were doing a good brunch business.

The Fountain Converted into a Christmas Tree

The Fountain Converted into a Christmas Tree

Sidewalk Cafes on Main Street

Sidewalk Cafés on Main Street

Always Connected

Always Connected

Always Connected

Always Connected

Kiosk Vendor

Kiosk Vendor

Sidewalk Sale

Sidewalk Sale

Beachside Craft Fair

Beachside Craft Fair

Beachside Craft Fair

Beachside Craft Fair

Beachside Craft Fair

Beachside Craft Fair

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Beachside Craft Fair

Beachside Craft Fair

Looking North Toward Long Beach

Looking North Toward Long Beach

On the Pier

On the Pier

On the Pier

On the Pier

On the Pier

On the Pier

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On the Pier

On the Pier

Santa

Santa

Santa

Santa

Carmen Just paid the Check for Lunch at Coach's Grill

Carmen Just Paid the Check for Lunch at Coach’s Grill

All images were made with an Olympus OMD-EM5, with a 9mm Body Cap Lens at ISO 200. Since the body cap lens aperture is fixed at f8.0, I set the camera to aperture priority, and let the shutter speed range from about 1/400 to 1/1250. While I shot both jpeg and RAW, I had the camera’s Art Filter set to Dramatic Tone (Art 10), and used the jpeg files for this post. Images are straight out of camera with the exception of straightening the horizon, in Lightroom, for some photos.

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