Photography in Paradise

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PHOTO ART LA TODAY

I had a good time at Photo Art LA in Santa Monica today. I got there early and took photos of the Santa Monica pier. It was another warm and sunny day in southern California. The photo show had 56 exhibitors of photography. It is a great place to see a wide range of...

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SOME PERFECT DAYS

Here it is winter in San Diego and we are having 80 degree weather and fabulous sunsets. I have been in the pool testing the Phase One camera in the Nauticam housing. The pool water is 55 degrees. At least I can warm up when I get out.

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HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ALREADY?

Obama's Energy Plan Overview of the Promise 2 Years Ago. Have you seen any of this yet? • Provide Short-term Relief to American Families • Crack Down on Excessive Energy Speculation. • Swap Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to Cut Prices. Eliminate Our Current...

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IT’S CLIMATE CHANGE

The storms are still alive here and we now have 8.5 inches of rain which is 75% more than normal for here. Australia is flooded and more rain is in their future. Russia is warmer than normal. The snow in Aspen Colorado is wet snow. Mamoth Lakes snow pack is at a 100...

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THE STORM IS OVER

The storm moved on this afternoon. It was a fast moving storm and I took these photos of it in a 30 minute period of time.

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IT’S THE SEASON

Jeremiah 10 10:1 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:10:2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. 10:3 For the customs of the people are...

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THE BIG STORY

The weather here is the big story. Rain filled the gauge with 6.5 inches of water in four days. This is more than half of our annual rain fall. Three storms charged into California causing a lot of havoc and water damage. Thankfully the City had cleaned out the storm...

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FALL CONTINUES

So far this has been the best year ever in San Diego for Fall colors. With more rain than usual and very chilly days the local trees are showing some intense colors. The drive to Cayucos this morning in the rain was even colorful. The roadside was showing the leftover...

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MEDITATION

The universe is in a new transition and I have been trying to feel it. Meditation is my way of getting into other dimensions. After being at the beach through both high and low tides and swarmed by flying Nature and fresh smells of bird poop and salt air I put down my...

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BIRDS-CLOUDS-BEACH-COLORS

Birds-Birds and more. THis has been a wonderful time here in San Diego. The ocean has no waves. (Lake Pacific) The birds have taken over,tens of thousands are either sitting in the ocean or in the lagoon and flying overhead and pooping on my car. I tried to name the...

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DANCING IN THE CLOUDS

I really love this time of year here in San Diego. We get clear cool skies and some wonderful cloud styles as the winter storms pass through. The low tide are in the afternoon and the minus low tides are at sunset. The sunsets are hard to beat anywhere in the world...

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NAUTICAM PHASEONE 645 REVIEW

This is just the beginning of my work on the Nauticam PhaseOne 645 medium format camera housing. I have it set up with the 28mm lens and a 10 optical glass multi-coated dome with built-in white balance filter. I will be testing it underwater in a few days. I currently...

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OTHER THAN DEMA

Even though I drove to the DEMA show the weather was so beautiful I could not commit my time solely to the show. Heading to the show on Wednesday I became derailed at Baker CA and headed north to the dry lakes and sand dunes ending up by the way of Pahrump and then on...

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WHAT’S NEW FOR UW CAMERAS?

The DEMA (Diving Equipment Manufactures Association) Show was in Las Vegas for the last 4 days. I did not have a booth this year but just walked around and talked with friends and explored all the new camera offerings. This is the biggest of the diving shows so it is...

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ANOTHER WARM DAY

Today was another good day for surf and warm weather. The off shore wind blew off the tops of the waves and a few surfers at Torrey Pines beach were getting some tube and cover-ups.The ocean was littered with birds as far as the eye could see. It is good to see surf...

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FIRST WINTER SURF

Went to the beach this morning before sunrise to check the first winter swell and big high tide. The temperature at 6:30 am was 77 degrees with a slight off shore wind. There were already a few early bird surfers out. The waves were very clean and about 6-8 foot...

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DOLPHIN DAY

The last time I saw dolphins surfing up a storm was November 20th on the day Obama was giving his inaugural speech. Today, we are voting and the dolphins were back surfing at the same beach. They are true wave hogs. Eight dolphins on one small wave pushing each other...

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FALL COLORS IN SAN DIEGO

We had a wonderful storm move through last night. the sunset at the beach last night was a number 10. Then a gentle rain late last night and the sun and clouds are now dodging each other in a washed clean sky. The trees in San Dieguito River Park near my home are in...

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