Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

KERN OIL MUSEUM IN TAFT

Dave King and I ventured out with several bags of cameras and lenses and an assortment of support equipment in search for locations to hold the coming landscape classes. Our 3am dash through Los Angles went smoothly with Dave (Never get up too early) sleeping through...

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MORNING STORM

I woke up to thunder and lightening this morning around 6am. Jumping out of bed I dressed quickly and grabbed the car keys and headed to Torrey Pines beach where I could get a wide view of the storm. It was awesome to see the super low tide and intense sky reflecting...

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NEWFOUNDLAND ICEBERGS

Newfoundland, is a large Canadian island off the east coast of the North American mainland, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The province's official name was also "Newfoundland" until 2001, when its name was changed to...

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RAILWAY MUSEUM

Mike Uriell and Dave King and I went to the OERM this morning to look around and take a few images and see if the museum is fit to have a photo class there. I think it would work for a small number of students, no more that 4 at a time. We were the only ones there for...

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4am LOW TIDE ADVENTURE

For two mornings I awoke early to get the lowest tides of the month and photograph the Scripps Pier in La Jolla and the Ocean Beach Pier in Ocean Beach. The first trip to Scripps Pier my Son Ryan went along and did his own photography with another 6D Canon and a 28-70...

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THE EMERALD ISLE

Just returned from a two week trip to Ireland known as the Emerald Isle. Drove around the perimeter of the island, 1700 miles, on windy roads 1.5 cars wide bordered by rock walls covers with growth. The first 10 days were sunny. An unusual circumstance for Ireland....

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LA JOLLA LOW TIDE

Mike Uriell and I went to La Jolla today to explore the low tide reefs. We joined the crowds that were all over the reef. It seems our wonderful weather has attracted them and the birds. We spent several hours testing our lenses and filters. I watched a lot of people...

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QUICK TRIP TO SALTON SEA

I went to the Salton Sea this morning with Mike Uriell and Charlotte Cannor and the timing was great. Arrived just as the sun was coming up. It was cold, about 37 degrees but warmed up quickly to 67 degrees with some 8 to 10 mph cold wind from the north. I was working...

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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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