Photography in Paradise

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The Lightning Rod - Photography by Lee Peterson

MORNING STORM

I woke up to thunder and lightening this morning around 6am. Jumping out of bed I dressed quickly and grabbed the car keys and headed to Torrey Pines beach where

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Ocean Beach Pier 4AM

4AM LOW TIDE ADVENTURE

For two mornings I awoke early to get the lowest tides of the month and photograph the Scripps Pier in La Jolla and the Ocean Beach Pier in Ocean Beach. The first trip to Scripps Pier my…

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Salton Sea

QUICK TRIP TO SALTON SEA

I went to the Salton Sea this morning with Mike Uriell and Charlotte Cannor and the timing was great. Arrived just as the sun was coming up. It was cold, about 37 degrees but warmed up quickly to…

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ELECTION DAY WAVES

Everything went as planned. Avoiding the election day nonsense was easy. The surf was predicted to be big and I was eager to photograph it and not listen to the political drivel on the news, or for that mater, talk to anyone about the election results. The electoral...

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ART IN TUNISIA

       Hilton Hotels in Tunisia Gave me a project to put up modern photography in their new modern hotel. It  is an interesting country with a great history. A small country squeezed between Algeria on the west and Libya on the east and a northern coast line on the...

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ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW

Every once in a while I stumble on something fun to photograph. Today was no exception, when I went to the post office and passed the Rancho Santa Fe Antique Auto Show being held on the lawn of the Rancho Santa Fe Inn. I applied full breaks and backed up to get a...

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BIG THURSDAY

The El Nino waves charged out of the north into the San Diego shoreline putting on a spectacular wave show. The weather was sunny and warm. It was too dangerous for many surfers and sea lions who sought shelter away from the action although some not so smart swimmers...

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DEATH VALLEY

   Mike Uriell and I left San Diego early Thursday am to go to Death Valley. Calculating it would take 6 hours to get there for sunrise at Bad Water. Discovered Hwy 15 was down to one lane from San Bernardino to Victorville. We lost about 45 minutes travel time. I cut...

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BIG WAVES FOR 2016

2016 has started with a big introduction of large waves here isn San Diego. Rain and surf dominate my latest efforts in image capture. I have been using the 50 mega pixel Canon 5DS, my older 7D and 6D. Today I was to meet with Dave King Mike Uriell and Al bruton and...

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BLACK FRIDAY RETREAT

Black Friday Retreat    I try to ignore the shopping frenzy as all costs. When Dave King, a good photographer pal, said he wanted to air out, a plan developed to head for the hills. We gathered up camera gear, put on some warm clothes and headed east to the Cuyamaca...

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KERN OIL MUSEUM IN TAFT

Dave King and I ventured out with several bags of cameras and lenses and an assortment of support equipment in search for locations to hold the coming landscape classes. Our 3am dash through Los Angles went smoothly with Dave (Never get up too early) sleeping through...

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MORNING STORM

I woke up to thunder and lightening this morning around 6am. Jumping out of bed I dressed quickly and grabbed the car keys and headed to Torrey Pines beach where I could get a wide view of the storm. It was awesome to see the super low tide and intense sky reflecting...

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NEWFOUNDLAND ICEBERGS

Newfoundland, is a large Canadian island off the east coast of the North American mainland, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The province's official name was also "Newfoundland" until 2001, when its name was changed to...

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RAILWAY MUSEUM

Mike Uriell and Dave King and I went to the OERM this morning to look around and take a few images and see if the museum is fit to have a photo class there. I think it would work for a small number of students, no more that 4 at a time. We were the only ones there for...

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4am LOW TIDE ADVENTURE

For two mornings I awoke early to get the lowest tides of the month and photograph the Scripps Pier in La Jolla and the Ocean Beach Pier in Ocean Beach. The first trip to Scripps Pier my Son Ryan went along and did his own photography with another 6D Canon and a 28-70...

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