Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

PHILIPPINE DIVING

Spent 15 days in the Philippines diving and posted the 5 books covering the dives on www.peterson.jalbum,net Check them out.

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NEW GATES PRODUCTS

Gates Underwater has developed some very good LED lights that are just what the HD video photographers need underwater. They are neutrally buoyant making them easy to use with light weight arms and helps keep the video housing level. The wide beam angle gives and even...

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PETROGLYPHS OF THE COSO

The rock cravings in the Coso mountain range is the largest collection in one place in North America. I first explored this area in 1963 while I was in the USAF and stained at Edwards AFB. I was blown away by all the carvings left by a people who the current indians...

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INFRARED ON OLD CREEK ROAD

I took the modified Canon 1DsMK2 out for a spin on Old Creek Road in the hills behind Cayucos. The sun was out there while the coast was fogged in. IR needs full sun to work well. What do you think? Is IR worth the drive?

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SEA WEED DAY AT THE BEACH

The beach here at Cayucos is loaded with kelp and sea weed from the heavy surf and wind. I spent about an hour and a half braving the wind and sand blast to take some images of the kelp that washed up on the sand. I used the Canon 5DMk2 and 7D with he 100 f2.8 macro...

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LOCATION SHOOT WITH MICHAEL MULLER

Client-Outside Magazine Production: Producit, Inc Location: Fantasy II Films - Sun Valley Photographer Michael Muller c/o Stockland Martel Creative Director Hannah McCaughey Outside Magazine Photo Editor Amy Feitelberg Outside Magazine Producer Kate Amengual Producit...

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TESTING THE INFRARED CAMERA

On my way up to Cayucos on highway 58 I had a chance to test the Canon 1DSMk2 with its BxW Infrared 16MP sensor. When I arrived in Cayucos th wind was plowing hard and the waves were crashing over the rocks.

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THE NEW PHASEONE IQ180 UNDERWATER

The new Nauticam housing for the PhaseOne IQ180, an 80 mega pixel camera, arrived and we photographed it in the studio yesterday. It is going out to Michael Muller the famous photographer who has a 12 episode underwater TV show to make over the next year. He will be...

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OLD MEMORIES AND OLD SLIDES

I'm still working on old slide and my duping system. I have recovered a lot of images that I should toss out because they were too dark. But I am able to restore most of them and i am very happy about that prospect.

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SLIDE DUPING DIGITALLY

I have been scanning many old transparencies from 30 to 40 years ago. My set up is faster than using the traditional film scanners. I have a Canon 5DMk2 on a bellows extension using a Rodenstock 75mm D series process lens that is designed for 1:1 copy work. I use a...

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M&M HEAVEN

I managed to get some store displays of the M&M characters and give them to Terri for her Birthday. She likes m&Ms, the dark chocolate kind. I have been very busy working on some undersea cables and have had no time for photography but when Terri gave me a jacaranda...

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A DAY WITH SEALS

Went to check out the pelicans and ended up photographing the seals at Casa Cove formally known as the "Children's Pool" that was built for the children to have a safe place to be at the beach in La Jolla. But the seals have taken over, mostly the Harbor seals. Now...

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LAGOON INFRARED

Still working with the infrared camera. This morning the clouds were good for this system. I tried the polariser when taking the image of the trucks. It made a little change in the sky. Hoya has a very new polariser filter the is super multi- coated and will work...

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INFRARED PELICANS

Testing out my Canon 1DsMK2 Infrared conversion this morning. The sky was overcast so the Infrared was very weak. The pelicans are very numerous lately and their flight formations are wonderful to watch. When shooting Infrared the actual ISO is a lot less than what...

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SCANNING OLD COLOR NEGS

It is editing old files time again. this time I am scanning old color negatives. I'm using the Canon 1DSMK2 on a bellows unit with a 1:1 Rodenstock 75mm process lens. This way they are RAW files and fast to process. I can scan about 100 image per hour. In post...

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ACTION AT THE BEACH

Fishermen and birds and Surprise......a shark in a wave with his head out. Unfortunately I had the 17mm wide angle lens on the camera and this is a crop of about 25% of the total image.

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ART SHOW MAY 12TH

Along with some other artists I will have some of my work shown this May 12th at 28780 Old Town Front Street In Temecula, CA 92590 with a reception at 5:30pm. Food, band and some great company.

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FANTASTIC CLOUDS

This morning at the beach was great with some very unusual clouds coming out of the south. The pelican formations were continuous flybys against a cloud textured sky. One person was rather optimistic about the wind picking up enough so he could wind surf on the sand...

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