Photography in Paradise

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WHALE OF A DAY

Al Bruton and I took the boat out today to see if we could find the blue whales that have been hanging off the coast of San Diego for the last 10 days. On Friday I went to the Torrey Pines beach in the early morning and I saw three blue whales about 500 yards off...

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NEXUS NIKON D800

I spent the morning in the studio photographing the new Nexus D800 housing. HTis the the lightest weight housing of any of the housings that are our there and really helps reduce the stress on your arm and helps with your buoyancy too. The housing is neutral in the...

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SEA LION HUMOR

Sorting through some old images of seals I saw some humor in them. Thought I would share a few.

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15 MINUTES IN THE YARD

Took a brak from the yard work to spend 15 minutes taking a few shots of the flowers and plant life. THe yard is always a good lace to explore and free the mind from other things. I am hoping my pumpkins with do better this year but I had a slow star getting the seeds...

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INTERIOR ART

Installing a new print mounted behind 3/8" plexiglass on to a tile wall. This is a flush mount and not the usual where there is a wood frame on the back of the print to give it a floating look. The wave is La Jolla Cove on a big winter swell.The print was printed and...

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LIQUID CAPTURE

Today was the opening reception for the Oceanside Museum of Art exhibit: Liquid Capture-Masters of Underwater Photographic Art. Images from around the world taken by many photographers were shown in this special exhibit.

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CLASSIC CAR CLUB of AMERICA

The San Diego chapter of the Classic Car Club of America hosted an antique car show on the lawn in front of the Rancho Santa Fe Inn this weekend. Showing were the best of the best in collectors from the west coast. The 1936 black Bentley convertible was also the big...

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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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