Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

THE STORM HAS PASSED

The weak storm blew through with more wind than rain. My camera was blasted with wind and sand in just a few minutes at the beach. The pelicans were tossed about as as the last remaining clouds. The wave were not large but one on top of the other with more white foam...

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WAITING FOR THE STORM

Another storm is on the way and this one is supposed to bring snow to San Diego. The ocean is very calm and the water is great for diving but this is just the calm before the storm. The plumb trees are in bloom at the office and flowers are popping up everywhere. This...

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FAVORITE SEAL PHOTOS

I have been sorting through my files and found some of my favorite seal images. These critters are sometimes very entertaining. Their population seems to be increasing here in San Diego causing a battle between the animal lovers and the those who want their access to...

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SUNRISE AT HIGH TIDE

The big waves did not arrive as expected but the sunrise was wonderful. I went to the Ocean Beach pier and Sunset Cliffs to get some wave and morning cloud action.

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STORM SERIES

We are getting another winter storm moving in for the next week and I will be out in it. There are also some extreme tides making for some dramatic ocean displays. The low tide yesterday uncovered a lot of rocks on the beach. This morning the high tide and small waves...

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100 YEARS OF FLIGHT

The US Navy is celebrating 100 years of flight here in San Diego. From bi-planes to modern fighter jets, hundreds of aircraft took to the skies today in the largest formation of military aircraft since World War II. Aircraft of every size, shape and vintage filled the...

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TESTING THE H38 AND P65

Today I put the PhaseOne P65 digital back on my Hasselblad 903 SWC Superwide camera in an old (1994) Peterson////Gates H38 housing that Elwyn Gates and I developed for Hasselbald. With the disappearance of film as a popular exposure medium I decided to modify the...

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BEACH MORNING

Great weather this morning, cool but very clear. The waves were small but the dolphins and one sea lion were having fun riding the waves. A few surfers were out but the dolphins were getting the better waves.

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PHASE ONE in Feb.25th in San Diego

San Diego: February 25th DigitalFusion will be showing the New IQ-Series Medium Format Digital Backs in San Diego, February 25th from 12:00 Pm to 9:00 PM at the San Diego Photo District Studios. Presentations start at 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM   Where: San Diego...

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FOGY MORNING

Got up early this morning to go to the beach and drove through the dense fog. Could not see the waves so I drove to the top of Mount Soledad to get above the fog and watched the sunrise. It was very nice. Then I went with Jill Holligsworth to the Freedom Reptile...

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PHASE ONE TRAINING

Brent Siebenaler from PhaseOne and Chris Benes from Digital Fusion taught an intense class to APA members in the studio on Capture One Pro 6.0. Capture One Pro 6 is one of the world’s best professional RAW converters and image editing software. It contains all the...

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CLOSE-OUT WAVES TODAY

Went to the beach this morning and the waves were closing out with a strong off shore wind. A very cold wind chill about 39 degrees. A few brave surfers were out but not getting any waves to ride. It was high tide and maybe this afternoon the reefs will hold the...

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AMARYLLIS BELLADONNA

Amaryllis (pronounced /?æm??r?l?s/)[1] is also known as the belladonna lily or naked lady. The genus has two species and the more famous of the two, Amaryllis belladonna, is a native of South Africa, particularly the rocky southwest region near the Cape. It should not...

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THE EXHIBIT AT OMA IS DOWN

Wrapped up my photo exhibit at the Oceanside Museum of Art today. it was on display for 3 months and received rave reviews. It is now on line so you can see it again or if you missed it. The prints are up for sale now. 24x36 mounted on gater board with offset wall...

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THE NEXT DAY

After a wonderful sunny and warm day yesterday, today we get cold and overcast sky and big surf. The minus tide was great but wave surge made it dangerous to get too close to the edge of the reef.

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LOW TIDE

Today was the beginning of a series of very low tides. I went to La Jolla where the reef gets exposed and the tide pools are unique. I was surprise that the marine life was so sparse. Last year there were crabs and lobster and a lot of birds. This year there were no...

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