Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

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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SMOKEY SKY

I made a quick run to Lake Tahoe to pick up 54 framed black and white prints of Lake Tahoe and Glenbrook. I spent over 25 years photographing there and had my darkroom there. I sure miss that darkroom. I went up HWY 395 passed Mono Lake and took some Infrared images...

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BRISTLECONE TREES

I went as an assistant instructor on a class excursion to the Bristlecone Pines in the White Mountains with David King (Instructor at SD City College) and Steven Burns (Chrome Illusions instructor). I have been there many times over the last 48 years. My first...

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ADVENTURE IN TUSCANY

Traveling in Italy is fun and a task. The cars are small because the roads are one and half cars wide and there is not parking. the road signs are confusing to anyone not familiar to the area. 90% of the automobiles are standard transmission. The roads are windy,...

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ISLAS DEL CISNE

I went on a diving expedition to a small island in the center of the Caribbean called Islas del Cisne (Swan Island)  Gregg Harnann who is an expert shell collector and palm tree expert. His 50 foot catamaran the Gloriamaris (named after the famous cone snail) took us...

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AT HOME IN THE GARDEN

I am at home recovering from my hernia operation. I don't do well with recovering and get bored quickly with nothing to do. Thus, out came the camera and I took a few flower images in the garden to keep my mind busy. The Spring garden is very nice this time of the...

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PHOTO CONTEST ADVICE

I just finished judging the first part of the San Diego County Del mar Fair photo contest. This is the 4 largest contest of it's kind. Some great images show up here but there are many that could have made it into the show but the photographers just don't know how to...

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WIND WOLVES PRESERVE

After an aborted attempt to find desert wild flowers (the deserts are already summer dry and depleted) I went through Joshua Tree national Monument is a 70 mile an hour wind storm with dist lowering visibility to less than a quarter of a mile gave me course to alter...

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CLASSES OVER

Adobe was back in San Diego with the CreateNow-Camp on March 16 & 17 and was a huge event. It was a chance to improve your technique with adobe products that you already use or try new products that you have always wondered about. The two day event with 18 instructors...

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ADVENTURE WITH LENSES

Here are some examples of my creations over many years where I used custom built lenses to create new and interesting images. I love the principles of optics and have always strives to understand more and experiment with them. Click on the image to see the full page....

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CREATE NOW CAMP CLASSES

          Adobe is back in San Diego with the CreateNow-Camp on March 16 & 17 and this is going to be a huge event. Come and improve your technique with adobe products that you already use or try new products that you have always wondered about. This is a two day...

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