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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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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

THE EMERALD ISLE

Just returned from a two week trip to Ireland known as the Emerald Isle. Drove around the perimeter of the island, 1700 miles, on windy roads 1.5 cars wide bordered by rock walls covers with growth. The first 10 days were sunny. An unusual circumstance for Ireland.... read more

LA JOLLA LOW TIDE

Mike Uriell and I went to La Jolla today to explore the low tide reefs. We joined the crowds that were all over the reef. It seems our wonderful weather has attracted them and the birds. We spent several hours testing our lenses and filters. I watched a lot of people... read more

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 67 degrees with some 8 to 10 mph cold wind from the north. I was working... read more

SCRIPPS PIER MORNING

While waiting for the first winter storm to arrive I wandered down to the Scripps pier in La Jolla around 7:30 this morning. I wanted to test the Canon 50mm f1.0 lens and the 10 stop neutral density filter. I also used the Canon 15mm fish eye and Sigma 8mm circular... read more