Photography in Paradise

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A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY

Is it a waste of time and money? Voting……. Voting is personally costly. It takes time to register and to learn about the candidates' views which are never clear and mostly inaccurate and full of bull to put it mildly. The ballot measures are worse than Bull$*•!. Their...

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NUTS

The harvest is over and the fresh walnuts are processed and packaged. I think I ate to many while trying to photograph them. Walnuts are a delicious way to add extra nutrition, flavor and crunch to a meal. The nuts are rich in oil, and are eaten with fresh and in...

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THE TRIP BACK FROM CAYUCOS

The weather was a threat for the trip from Cayucos to San Diego but as it turned out there was no one on the roads and the clouds were wonderful to photography. I was able to drive through Los Angeles with ever slowing down.

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IN THE RAIN TODAY

It is raining in Cayucos today but I went out in the rain to take photos. First I went and used the underside of the pier for shelter. The tide was high and the surf was up. Then I went up one of the country roads and found a weathered farm to take photo of and try to...

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PERFECT DAY IN CAYUCOS

Drove up here for the weekend to relax. The weather cleared and it has been perfect. 8 miles of beach and nobody on it. Went down to Morro Bay this morning and it was vacant. The water was calm and the reflections were the best.

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LECTURE AT OMA TODAY

The lecture at the Oceanside Museum of Art was a lot of fun today. I got to visit with a lot of friends that I have not seen in a long time. Even though the weather was really dull and almost raining. A group of 9 met first at the Burger House for a lunch and then we...

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN

I love this time of the year when I can harvest my pumpkins, visit the Bates Pumpkin Ranch and watch the children's eyes open up when they see all the huge over sized pumpkins spread across the field. I did some multiple exposure with focus shift images to get the...

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FALL COLORS

The time for the trees to change their colors. i really like this time of the year to get out and find the splashes of colors. Locally the trees are just starting to show their colors.

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WOUNDED WARRIORS FROM ISRAEL

Photographed the Wounded Warriors from Israel as they attempted to surf for the very first time. Some images are on my Face book page. Put some more here. It put tears in my eyes as I watched these brave souls try for the very first time to surf waves. Their spirit...

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UP DATE INFO for Gates 3D HOUSING

3DA1 This camera is a ‘medium shot’ camera, so underwater this means: 1)  No close and wide shots – but larger animals can be captured in clear water; and 2)  No macro – which is inherently not achievable with any parallel 3D setup. The 3DA1 camera / housing system...

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NEW GATES PANASONCI 3D HOUSING

I photographed the new gates underwater video housing for the Panasonic 3D camera. This was a very tough design for Gates to configure. I can't wait to see what is photographed with it.

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NEW LECTURE AT OMA

Since the last lecture was such a big success OMA has decided to offer one more on Saturday Oct.16th at 2pm. Those who missed the first will now have a chance to see the show and listen to be babble about the show and the photographic processes used to make some of...

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GETTING READY FOR THE SHOW

Getting ready for the exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art this Saturday th 25th. Opens at 10am. Took a few images of Gates new housing for the Sony XR550 housing and their external video monitor for the Canon 5DKM2 mounted on an Aquatica camera...

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SAILING SHIPS IN SAN DIEGO

I got up early this morning and drove through the fog to the wharf in San Diego where the Festival of Sailing Ships have docked the weekend. The fog cleared and I was able to get some great images as the sun began to rise. Shelly Brinton met me there and we walked...

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NEW RESTAURANT

I went with Marty and Cass green to a new restaurant thursday called the 3rd Corner in Ocean Beach. Wonderful wine selection too. Everyone tried a different dish and they were all very good. Cass and It took pictures of the food. I used my trusty Canon G11. [br]...

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FUNNY & NOT SO FUNNY

It seems that with the current government not much has changed over the years. I wrote this in 1974. Now on the lighter side......some of my pets.....they don't care about politics.[br]...

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MUSEUM SHOW OPENING

My new photographic show "Focus on Oceanside" is opening at the Oceanside Museum of Art on Sept. 25th. Come join me and the staff at the museum opening at 11am to see the 66 large images they have selected from my collection on Oceanside. I will be speaking in the...

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FERRARI DAY

Video shoot in the studio today. Phil Ferrari was doing his promo with a Ferrari 360 in the studio today. I took these quick snaps with the Canon G11 just to show the set up.[br] [gallery link="file"...

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