Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

CRYSTAL PIER MORNING

With the best low tides in in morning during the early summer months I find that photographing ocean piers a wonderful challenge to push the range of my film or digital camera system to the limit. I get up at 4 am and head out in the dark to get there before sunrise...

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SAILING SHIP: N.R.P. SAGRES

The Portugese Navy sailing ship "Sagres" docked this week in San Diego and Ray Savage and I went on board and took a lot of photos. The "Sagres" is an Ambassador of Portugal and has circumnavigated the world twice. It has a crew of 139 and is 89.5 meters long and 12...

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NEW PHOTGRAPHY SCHOOL

San City College is just putting the final finishing touches on the photographic instruction facility and as I went through the tour with instructor David King all I could do was drool over the amazing accomplishment. I sure hope the students understand what they have...

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A BURGER THAT WILL EAT YOU

The food shoot today was for a killer burger and chilli cheese fries for a concession at the Del mar Fair. Cass was a big help making the monster burger. Cass wearing R.L.Peterson's new T-shirt...

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GOPHER HUNT & PHONE BLAST

  The gopher invasion has pushed me over the wall, so to speak. I finally got one of those little dirt rats who have been sucking on the fruit tree roots in my yard. One is only the indication that there are more of the little terriorists hiding in the ground. The...

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NAUTICAM CANON 7D FEATURES

I have been going through the feature list on the Nauticam Canon 7D housing and there are are lot of significant items to cover. Some are standard and others are very unique. The engineering and design have overcome some of the difficult translations for camera...

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NEW NAUTICAM CANON 7D

I have been going over all the details and features of the new Nauticam Canon 7D underwater housing. My simple conclusion is WOW!  The design, features, and extras are the answer to almost all the needs and wants for almost any serious underwater photographer. The...

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SPRING ADVENTURE

Traveling up to Cayucos via a back road on Highway 58 the wild flowers are still out. Then this morning up to Piedras Blancas light station on the central California coast with the wind blowing 30 knots there were some more wild flowers and Swallows gathering mud for...

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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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