Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

ADVENTURE AT THE BEACH

Taking some time to enjoy the beach with elephant seals and great sunsets. The weather has been great with temperatures in the low 70's and off shore winds. Most of the elephant seals have moved out to sea but the few that are left still put on a good show of sleeping...

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MONO LAKE WINTER BASIN

When winter descends on the Mono Basin, the rest of the world seems to disappear. The fog settles in, the roads are more difficult to navigate, and the only sounds outside are the chirping of birds and the disturbing hum of the snowplow. I saw very few cars on my trek...

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MONO LAKE WINTER

Mono Lake is a large, shallow saline soda lake in Mono County, California, formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in a basin that has no outlet to the ocean. The lack of an outlet causes high levels of salts to accumulate in the lake. The elevation is...

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SIERRA NEVADAS SNOW

The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the U.S. states of California and Nevada, between the California Central Valley and the Basin and Range Province. The Sierra runs 400 miles north-to-south, and is approximately 70 miles across east-to-west.The Sierra Nevada...

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INFRARED SIERRA

Infrared light lies between the visible and microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Infrared light has a range of wavelengths, just like visible light has wavelengths that range from red light to violet. "Near infrared" light is closest in wavelength to...

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PETROGLYPH THEFT

Chigado Petroglyphs are located in the 36,000-acre Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and is a place where geographic isolation, geology, climate, and hydrology have created a rare and irreplaceable ecosystem. Petroglyphs, rock engravings left...

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LAW’S RAILROAD MUSEUM-BISHOP

On my treck north through the Owens Valley I stopped by the Laws Railroad Museum and was surprised to see how much that have added to it. It had been several years since I was there last time. I just spent a short time there but it has a lot of possibilities for a...

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WINTER TRIP TO LONE PINE

As soon as I saw the high presser develop to the north I packed my car and cameras and headed to Lone Pine CA. Home to the famous 14K Mount Whitney and it is the highest summit in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m) The recent snow...

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THE GREEN ROOM

Some wonderful waves tonight with the back sunlight. The waves are rolling in at bout 7 to 8 food at low tide. The sun came out for a little while as the next wave of the current stom moves in tonight. Took these with the Canon 400mm DO lens and a 5DMK2. My next post...

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AFTER THE SORM WAVES

The stom passed through and now it is very cold. The thermometer this morning was 28 Degrees. I wonder if the Sea Gulls can read signs. Can you?

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WINTER WAVES AND STORMS

I love this time of year at the edge of the ocean. Approaching winter storms texture the sky with storm clouds and the waves are larger than usual. The strong morning side lighting adds wonderful dimension to the view. I have been using a Canon 1DsMark2 that has been...

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KENDO ROCK ART

I collected some beach lava rocks that are wave tumbled on the Oregon beach and then assembled them in a bonsai bowl in a manner that represented a descriptive adjective. Rock power versus the energy power found in Kendo marshal art. How do you like it? Steve Lu added...

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UNDERWATER CANON C300 BY GATES

Canon EOS C300 Cinema in a a Gates underwater housing. WOW! Of course the camera body is only $15000.00 then you add the Tokina 10-17 lens for another $700.00 and then the Gate new underwater housing with monitor and you are broke. But the is the best video you can...

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DOVE ADVERTISING

Dove product advertising in the San Diego Photodistrict Studions this morning at 4am.. A live video broadcast production by Path 1 Communications represents the industry standard in first response, mobile satellite communications and broadcast support. Made up...

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THE LAND OF GIANTS

Sequoia is a genus of redwood coniferous trees in the Sequoioideae subfamily, of the Cupressaceae family. The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is the world's most massive tree. The Sequoia tree with a height of 286 feet or more, a circumference of 113 feet or...

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UNDERWATER PHOTO SHOW

The 13th Annual San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition is coming to the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall on Friday and Sat evenings, October 5th and 6th at 7pm. Tickets are only $15.00. Tickets are available at www.. This is a great event and lost of fun with a chance to...

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TRAVEL TO SAN FRANCISCO

I drove up to San Francisco to see Huey Lewis and Joe Cocker bands and met with them back stage. Great concert. More on that later. The drive up was fun. I avoided the traffic jam on 5 north but taking Hwy 33 that is parallel to 5. The souther end of the road is...

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