Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

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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MEDICARE

What could go wrong with Medicare? The more I learn about it and the what the proponents are selling I get the sinking feeling in gut that all those pages and proposals are leading to one thing. Less medical service and support. This photo Montague is my way of...

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STORM SURF THIS MORNING

The waves were crashing against the highway and carving out the cliff this morning at high tide. In less than 20 minutes I watched three feet of cliff disappear into the ocean. A couple of surfers made it out and did manage to catch a few rideable waves but getting...

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MORE FUN WITH THE CANON 7D

I'm getting used to the Canon 7D. The image quality is very good. I think my to ISO is 800 that I feel comfortable with. Beyond that I get some noise if there is any under exposure. The top end can handle about 2.5 stops over exposure. The shadows hold at about 2...

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STORM CANAL AFTER LESS THAN 1/2″ OF RAIN

There was a light rain today with less 1/2" inch showing in our rain gauge. Compare it with the image form the day before. With the mud and bushes blocking the outlet it doesn't take much water to have an over flow in this storm canal.This is today This was yesterday...

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FUN TODAY WITH THE CANON 7D

After delivering my claim against the City of San Diego for the neglect that caused property damage to the offices I went to the bay and walked around to air out a little. I dusted off the Canon 7D, set the ISO to 200 and put on the 70-200 lens and and spent 20...

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CITY STILL NEGLECTS THIS FLOOD CANAL

Still no word from the City as to when they will begin the cleaning of the flood canal. We are expecting rain this weekend and could be flooded out again. What the &%@>? is wrong with them? This is serious and they are not communicating or responding or taking action....

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RECONSTRUCTION IS LOOKING GREAT

The final stages of construction in the studio to repair the water damage is showing some great results. Fred's crew at Power House Construction is fantastic and they work fast and have a great feel for quality. The water was died out, the walls were repaired and...

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