Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

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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INCREASING DEPTH OF FIELD.

This is the way I can achieve greater depth of field in macro images. I Take a series of images of the same subject and adjust the plane from near to far. I can set the lens to f5.6 which is the setting with the least diffraction and greatest sharpness. Then I use...

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HDR IN CS4-A NEW WAY

I have been working with some images I took a few years ago. Karen Seibold and I took a summer run to the Alabama Hills in the Ownes Valley with a side tour to the White Mountains and the Bristle Cone forest. I was taking multiple images of each scene with the idea of...

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THE BIRDS ARE BACK

A lot of noise out in the yard today. Lots of small birds are cur-ping and singing for their mates. They are hovering around the bird houses and gathering twigs for...

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NEW NEXUS GLASS PORTS

I just got the new Nexus optical glass ports with their super optical coating that inhance clarity and contrast. A perfect match for the new digital lenses that manufactures are now producing. The glass ports are heavier and help balance out the buoyancy of the...

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SDUPS FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 17th

The San Diego Underwater Photographic Society is proud to announce that its 41st Annual Film Festival will be held 6PM, April 17th, 2010 in Sumner Auditorium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA. RSVP Ticket requests by eMail...

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BACK IN THE STUDIO

Since the day of the flood, January 20th, the studio has gone through a lot of construction and clean-up. Now, today we were able to use it for photography. Ken Hanson completed a photo session in the main studio and I will be there tomorrow working. the smaller...

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