Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

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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THORNBACK RAYS

While in Marina Del Rey I was able to see quite a few thornback rays in the shallow water where they gather for breeding. I took the photos with the Canon G11. the water was murkey but I managed to get a clear...

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THE PERSONAL PROJECT IS SLOW

The weather is not helping and the travel and other difficulties are getting in the way for this project. Still I have about 10 image in the file that I think will work.  Still more to do, always. This one is the Door to Heaven. This is what is left of my surfboard...

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GARDEN FLOWERS FOR SATURDAY

Spent the morning working in the garden and checking the status of all the large sunflowers while the dogs rested and groomed each others ears. It was the standard gloomy morning but now the sun is out for the first time in many weeks.[br] [gallery link="file"...

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SIGGRAPH MONDAY

The program went well and there were a lot of interested people there. Siggraph its self is a very interesting place to meet like minded individuals in your field. One group of interest was the fellows from fxphd.com. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour. fxphd...

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TOKINA 12-24mm LENS TEST

Today was the testing of the Tokina 12-24mm lens on the Canon 7D in the Nauticam housing using the Nexus M5 port adapter and the Nexus FP160 glass dome. The calculated nodal point for the Tokina 12-24 is 25mm or One inch out front of the housing with the adapter...

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TOKINA 10-17MM LENS TEST

The Tokina 10-17 zoom lens for APS size sensors zooms from 180 to 100 degrees and can focus very close. this makes it an ideal lens for underwater use. Today I tried it in the Nauticam 7D underwater housing with the Nauticam Nexus port adapter and the Nexus small...

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SHARK FIN SOUP

This is a menu from a restaurant in the Hong Kong airport. Here is the up date on shark fin fishing.United Nations Meeting Takes Historic Step to Ban Shark Finning Ruling Signals a Turning Point for Endangered Sharks NEW YORK, NY - In an historic step, delegates to...

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