Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

A SHORT BREAK OUT

In an effort to get some mental freedom from the daily grind I joined with fellow photographer David King who is a professor of photography at SD City College and is a good friend and headed north at 3:30am to get a jump on the traffic while going through Los Angeles....

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BIRDS AT THE BEACH

There was a large number of birds at the beach this morning feeding on small sand crabs. Caspian and Royal terns, a large variety of gulls, willets, and black billed plovers all treading the shallow water at the edge of the surf line feeding and fighting over food. In...

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SUNDAY WAVE ACTION

I went to the Ocean Beach pier this morning to check out the approaching storm waves. A few surfers were getting some great rides. The waves were difficult to get into and a longer board would have made that easier but most of the surfers were using very short boards....

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MEMORIAL FOR BRIAN DAVIS

There was a surfer paddle out at Osprey,Sunset Cliffs, for Brian Davis on Saturday during a torrential rain storm. The surfers had a hard time getting in and out of the water on the wet and slippery cliffs. It was a good time for many of us to see old friends we have...

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QR CODES

QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode(or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry by Toyota in 1994. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast...

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BIRDING THIS MORNING

Went to the SD Flood Channel this morning to see what birds are here for the winter. Too many birds to count and most too far away to get a good image of them.

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BRO THE BARNICLE CAT

Today after 13 years Bro passed away. He was a constant companion and greeted me at the door when I came home. Anyone who was on the floor was fair game for him and he would climb on top of them. He would race me to the computer chair and jump on it before I could get...

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BIRD AND WAVE FEST IN LA JOLLA

The mass of birds in the area is getting better every year. The pelicans from Mexico have moved north because there is better fishing here that came with the El Nino climate season. I wonder if immigration checked their Green Cards? The prediction was that we were...

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SAM CODY SURFBOARD ARTIST

Sam Cody has been a friend and surf buddy since the 1960's. He has matured into one of the finest surfboard colorists and artists. He worked for Gordon and Smith for many years before branching out and into surfboard resurrection. His restoration work on old...

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GREAY WHALE BREACHING

A gray whale was breaching just off the beach this morning while the surfers were riding the waves. The sea lions were getting a bath from the splashing the cliff. The cormorants were drying their wings and pelicans were sleeping. It was a terrific morning.[gallery...

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BIRDS AND WAVES

This morning was good for bird photography and waves. The waves were large but the few surfers I saw were not have much luck with their rids. A lot of wipeouts resulted in short rides. THere was a small flock of Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) sitting on the edge of...

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PUPPIES GALORE

The studio session today was photographing Dr. Karen Seibold's 6 Austrailian shepherd puppies. We needed a lot of help and Chris pitched in. We started out with two in a box to see how it would work out. Then four and then all six in the same box. It took about an...

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BIG SURF

The large surf arrived today. It hit early in the morning. Some of the wave sets had 12 to 15 foot faces. The OB pier was a spectacular sight at high tide. I met some friends there and we watched the wave pound the pier. Then I drove with the crowds out to Sunset...

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MORNING WAVES

When the fog moved out the waves moved in and surfers had a great time. There were 4 photographers in the water getting some great images. The waves were fast but had ride worthy tubes. The dolphins never seemed to wipeout selection only the best waves to...

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SURF’S UP!

We are now finally getting some winter surf. Even had a Green Flash sunset. I'm getting ready for the meteor shower tomorrow in the early morning. Then a day of tracking the waves.

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FISH NET DAMAGE

While looking for waves in the fog this morning I found this sea lion at La Jolla Cove with orange fishing net wrapped around his head. There were 12 photographers there with their long lenses taking pictures of the birds and not one of them had noticed the sea lion....

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A GOOD HARVEST

Our harvest of pistachio nut have been processed by Setton farms this year and they turned out very nice. Very tasty as Setton dry roasts the nuts in sea salt. 30 grams of shelled nuts has 170 calories, no trans fats, 21% Lipides, 0% cholesterol,12% fiber, 2% Vitamine...

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IN THE GREEN ROOM

The waves in Cayucos today are green. The wind is blowing off shore at 25-30mph and with the sun out the air temp is 68F. The is no one on the beach except a few surf fishermen and one or two surfers and one lite surfer. There are lots of birds in the water and the...

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