Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

SCRIPPS PIER MORNING

While waiting for the first winter storm to arrive I wandered down to the Scripps pier in La Jolla around 7:30 this morning. I wanted to test the Canon 50mm f1.0 lens and the 10 stop neutral density filter. I also used the Canon 15mm fish eye and Sigma 8mm circular...

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YOSEMITE ADVENTURE

Yosemite National Park on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain is filled with rare local geologic formations carved by glacier activity leaving a dramatic canyon and steep grant walls.  As the seasons alter the lighting the park has become a...

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BACK TO THE BRISTLECONES

Dave King and I had out annual Back to the Bristlecones adventure with some students and friends. I traveled with Mike Uriell and Shelly Brinton, AKA. the mountain goat. We stop pen the old mining town of Randsburg on Hwy 395 on the way north to catch some morning...

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SUPER LOW TIDE

Got up at 4 am to see the low tide at the Scripps pier in La Jolla. It was dark and cloudy and the moon was not shining through the cloud layer as I had hoped for this morning. The tide was so low it was possible to walk out under the pier for two thirds of its length...

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ADVENTURES IN SAND & DIRT

As an adjunct to David King's class (http://ndktravels.wordpress.com/) my friend Mike Uriell and I went to Death Valley. Mike had never been there before so it was a first time adventure, for him and it turned out to be complicated too.nex The drive to Baker...

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BACK TO THE TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM

This morning Dave King and I drove east in the rain and wind to the Transportation Museum in Campo near the train museum to investigate the possibility with the owners to have a night class for student there. We got the approval for May. No exact date yet. Anyone who...

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NEW NEXUS D610 FOR NIKON

Got the new Nexus D600/610 underwater camera housing today to shoot for the Anthis catalog. This is a very precision manufactured camera housing cast of a special anti-corrosive aluminum material for long life in the hostile salt water environment. The housing can be...

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WINTER SURFING

The long awaited winter surf finally arrive with the first big storm to hit the drought ridden California shoreline. The rain took a break long enough for the sun to peak out from behind the clouds and I dashed out to la Jolla and found three surfers braving the waves...

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ARCHITECTURE IN HONG KONG

This January I spent time in Hong Kong with Mr. Steve Lu photographing his home in the New Territories in the Gold Coast. Steve is an architect, a Dao philosopher, artist and photographer and good friend. We spend many hours discussing work, thoughts on thinking and...

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MOTOR TRANSPORT MUSEUM

David King who teaches photography at the San Diego City College and I went to the Motor Transport Museum in Campo California today to see if it would be a good place to take students for a work shop. The museum has a unique collection of automobiles,trucks,busses and...

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WINTER WAVES

I have been waiting for many months to see some surf in California. Not only do you have a water shortage but the waves have been non-existent. The weather has been unseasonably warm, hovering in the 70's every day and clear sunny skies. Now that the waves are here so...

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WINTER WEATHER

I love the winter weather in San Diego when we get great storm clouds over the ocean of fog in the mornings. The eastern Santa Ana winds bring warm clear skies of make for great sunsets. You can feel very  close to nature this time of the year. Here are some samples....

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LOW TIDE EVENING

THis time of the year is the best for low tide on the Pacific Coast to catch sunsets at very low tides. While I was there I ran into another photographer that I have known for many years and is very famous for his underwater Imax fils. Howard Hall is a true outdoor...

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STORM CLEARING

I have been waiting for a long time fro some good storm clouds here in San Diego. There has been no surf to mention for the whole year and bland skies. This current storm was wonderful and I brought the Infrared camera out of storage,charged the battery and went to...

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EXPLORING IN THE SAN ELIJO LAGOON

I took a few minutes this morning to explore the pathway on the south side of the San Elijo Lagoon Trail. I walked about 50 yards total but was run over by a fellow on his horse being chased by someone's dog that was not leashed. Then joggers edged me off the trail...

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ART AUCTION AT OMA

This weekend there will be an art auction at the Oceanside Museum of Art on Pier Ave. in Oceanside. These are first class art pieces and you should get a look at them. If you are interested in collect fine art by major names in art this is the place to be. I have...

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THE FOG

Fall has brought some heavy fog this morning signaling the change of the season. Some Fall leaves are showing and a few migratory birds a beginning to land and feed  in the low water estuaries. I took the opportunity to get out and make a few images of the fog and...

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YARD WORK

I haven't had much time to be in the yard lately and everything is looking neglected. I was searching for snails to feed the box turtles and only found a few so I then decided to roam around with the 5DMK2 and the 100mm macro lens. There were spider webs everywhere...

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