Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

NEW GATES POV SYSTEM

The new GATES POV video system for the Pansonic AG-HMR10 Handheld AVCCAM HD Recorder/Player The AG-HMR10 handheld AVCCAM HD solid-state recorder puts the flexibility of recording and viewing high quality 1080 and 720 AVCHD content directly in the palm of your hand....

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ANOTHER POLUTION NAIL IN OUR LIFE

Oil spill? I think the word "spill" doesn't cover the enormity of the event in the Gulf. If I spill something I think of milk spilling out of a bottle or wine dripping out of my glass. But a hole in the bottom of the ocean spewing thousands of barrels of crude oil...

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NEW GATE VIDEO HOUSING FOR CANON

Here is the first look at the new Gates video housing for the Canon HFS-21 HD video camera. The housing will be available in a few weeks. We are already taking orders. This little camera is amazing and the recorded video rivals the professional...

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WHALE MEAT

My friend Marie Levine sent this article to me today.These are my images of whales. Here is an article by Edward Dorson, SRI's Director of Conservation Stratgies, that appears in today's Huffington Post. See:...

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SPRING FLOWERS

These are panoramas of the Carlsbad Flower Field I took today with the Canon 7D at ISO 160 hand held using the Canon 400 f4.0 DO lens. The long one of the flag pattern is made up of 7 images. Here is my new blog fan-Topper...

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THE EYE HAS IT

Kingston's eye has the best pattern. Cool kid! Kingston's mom, Amy, and little sister Cassady, came by the office to say hello and I managed to talk them into sitting for a few family photos. I had just finished with another photo job for Gil Ortega who is an artist...

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RALEIGH

Raleigh is Cass Green's new Doberman puppy. He came into the studio today for a photo session. He is going to be a great dog model because he is very calm. Cass is a wonderful trainer for her pets.It is nice to work with an easy going animal. None of my dogs would...

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CAMERA SENSOR ISO NOISE

I have been testing the Canon 7D and 5D Mark 2 sensor chips for resolution and in the process came across an interesting relationship between ISO setting and sensor noise nad resolution. Here is how it works. As you increase the ISO in the camera the residual signal...

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WILD FLOWERS

The wild flowers on the Carrizo plains are very different this year. The color pallet is very yellow and orange. Last year there were a great deal of blue and red flowers mixed in the fields. The Cayucos pier in the rain. Herron bird Big male Elephant...

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NEW NOCTURNAL LED LIGHT

Here is the first look at the new small single LED light from Nocturnal. It uses only 3 AA batteries and is 5.5 inches long and 2 inches wide at the front. It weights 12oz dry and 6 oz in the water. A simple twist on-off on the rear cap and it has dual O-rings fro...

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STILL SHAKING

USGS map: http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/FaultMaps/115-33.htm The first big one was up graded to a 7.2

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EASTER EARTHQUAKE-6.9 MAGNITUDE

A strong earthquake occurred at 3:40:39 PM (PDT) on Sunday, April 4, 2010. The magnitude 6.9 event occurred 26 km (16 miles) SSW of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico. The hypocentral depth is 32 km (20 miles). It lasted for about 20 seconds here in San Diego...

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WINNER

Here my 1st place winner in the ARTROM contest in Rome Italy. http://www.artromgallery.com You can go here and see their...

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ART SHOW OPENING AT DELICIAS

My images will be on display at the Delicias restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe beginning on Monday. There will be a lunchon Monday at 11:30 am to meet and discuss my new work and on Tuesday and evening brunch from 4 to6 pm. They have special food prepared for both events....

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WATER AGAIN

Water has not been my friend for the last three months. First the rains flooded the studio and many friends showed up to help, then the roof and skylights leaked and that had to be repaired and Fried Jackson came to the rescue again, the next day a hot water pipe...

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WHAT IS IT?

Is it global warming or climate change?  I know the debate is on and there are those who cry warming as they watch the polar ice caps melt away while others point to the ever increasing ferocity of the storms. The other camp dispels any claim that the overall weather...

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