Photography in Paradise

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LUNAR ECLIPSE

This was the last Lunar Eclipse of 2011 at 6a.m. this morning. Fortunate that the sky was clear but the temp at the beach was 38 degrees and the wind made it feel even colder. I didn't have gloves and my hands were so cold it was very difficult to operate the camera....

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LOW TIDE SUNSET

After work today I wandered down to the beach to watch the moon rise and see the sunset. There was no wind and no waves, it was glassy and flat and cool crisp air. I used the Canon 24mm TS lens and took a few pictures with the 5DMK2. Due to the angle of the...

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REBEL’S DAY OUT

Shelly Brinton's horse Rebel is a wonderful horse and very well trained by Shelly. He is very gentle but has a spirit that lives up to his name. She brought him out from New Hampshire a few years ago because her job took her to San Diego. He enjoys our temperate...

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THANKSGIVING WAVES

Went to the beach this morning at high tide and saw some good, glassy waves. Then drove south to La Jolla to watch them crash against the cliffs. It was a beautiful Thanksgiving morning.

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AN HDR CLASS

Last night I helped Steve Burns with his HDR photo class that met last night to photograph the skyline of San Diego in the fog. The fog was not planned. nut added an interesting effect to the images. There were about 30 students there with every king of camera, mostly...

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BETWEEN THE STORMS

Went out between storms this morning. Rainbow over the waves and nice surf at Scripps Pier. The pelicans and cormorants were sitting this one out. Yesterday I went to Sn Diego Bay and caught some action of the America;s Cup sail boats warming up for the coming races....

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SOUL GIFTS

Bird's Surf Shed on 1091 W. Morena Blvd in San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 276-2473 is now selling these two fine posters for $9.95ea. They are great gifts for the holidays and the Old Surfing Days take many of us down memory lane highlighting unique times and reflects on a...

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NUMBER 10 SUNSET

Tonight was a wonderful sunset that lasted for over one half hours and kept on changing its moods and flavors. The full moon rose but was in a wisp of clouds in the east. I used the Canon 24mm TS lens to do some of the panoramas and others I used...

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THE SHOW IS UP

The art show at the San Diego palliative Care Center is up and will remain until january 8th 2011. There are some very good artists represented. It is really worth a vista to see it. My Rep. Daniele Arnaud helped me set it up. My friend Al Bruton has some great work...

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WAVES AFTER THE STORM

Checking out the surf after yesterdays storm. The waves at Torrey Pines were closing out but the off shore wind made them look nice. I went down to La Jolla to check out waves there and the surf was much better. Lots of waves so surfers were getting a lot of wave...

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WHAT’S GOING ON?

Spent the day with Daniele getting some print to go to San Diego Hospice and then over to Acappella to hang two more. Then the set up for a green screen video session in the studio.

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ART SHOW AT GALLERY 4311

I will have a gallery showing of some of my most recent work at the Hospice center in San Diego October 29th thru January 7th 2012. Please stop by and check out all the artists...

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WANING GIBBOUS MOON

This is the day after the full moon where the waning gibbous moon and the blazing planet Jupiter are the closest together for the month. A waxing gibbous moon appears high in the east at sunset. It’s more than half-lighted, but less than full. The word gibbous comes...

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BIOLUMINESCENCE IN SAN DIEGO

Bioluminescent waves, which glow a vivid blue as they crash ashore, have been dazzling nighttime visitors to the beach this week. Photographers have been snapping photos of the otherworldly surf as it has increased in intensity over the last few days. The electric...

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SOMETHING MISSING

There has been a lot said about Steve Jobs and much of it covers his life and expectations and accomplishments. He established a trend and gave us simplicity in a very busy world. We needed that focus. All I can say is thanks Steve. I hope as a society we can stay on...

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SUNRISE

This mornings sunrise was wonderful as the swift moving storm passed through last night and left some clouds for the rising sun to play with.

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FIRST STORMS

The clouds are moving in. Took these this afternoon as the first of two storms bring rain to California and 2 feet of snow to the mountains. I set up the Canon 1DsMK2 camera that has been converted to infrared. It operates at about ISO 25 so a tripod is necessary....

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PHYTOPLANKTON ATTACK

We have a dense concentration of phytoplankton algae along our beaches called Red Tide. The single-celled protists can be seen and dark red blotches just off shore. At night if you can find a parking space at the beach you will see the neon like glow of the waves as...

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