Photography in Paradise

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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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APRIL 1ST TRAVELS

Photographer and digital artist Stephen Burns and I took a photo excursion to the Carrizo Plain west of Bakersfield. We stopped in Taft to photograph the Chevron oil field before taking highway 58 to over the mountains to the Carrizo Plain. There we saw a badger,...

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WINDMILLS AND AIRPLANES

I went to Palm Springs this weekend to photograph the wind mills and airplanes at the Air Museum. The big event at the Palm Springs Air Museum was the fly by of the Northrup B2 flying wing that was built in 1945. This is a very nice airplane museum and has many very...

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MORNING RAINBOW

Caught this rainbow touching the wave this morning. I was down testing the Nikon 8mm f2.8 circular fisheye lens at the beach. When I turned around I saw this great rainbow. I managed to take a few images before the rain chased me off the beach.[gallery link="file"...

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3DAY OF FUN AT THE OCEAN

I started out with the intent to get the super full moon set on Saturday morning but the weather didn't pan out and the moon was hidden behind the clouds. I ended up taking some very long exposures of the La Jolla Casa area to get the clouds and wave action. The waves...

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ANOTHER GREAT BEACH MORNING

The sun was out and it was warm with no wind. The surf was non-existent. Due to the small waves and low tide the sand bar had sand waves. Here are a few images I took today. The final print size for the big ones are 68 x40 inches at 300 DPI. Can't output them on my...

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WONDERFUL MORING BEACH WALK

The weather was perfect, warm and no wind to speak about. No one at the beach either. Two lonely surfers trying to ride very small low tide waves. As the tide retreated the ocean left a lot of trash on the beach. I guess I should say people left trash and the ocean...

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THE STORM HAS PASSED

The weak storm blew through with more wind than rain. My camera was blasted with wind and sand in just a few minutes at the beach. The pelicans were tossed about as as the last remaining clouds. The wave were not large but one on top of the other with more white foam...

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WAITING FOR THE STORM

Another storm is on the way and this one is supposed to bring snow to San Diego. The ocean is very calm and the water is great for diving but this is just the calm before the storm. The plumb trees are in bloom at the office and flowers are popping up everywhere. This...

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FAVORITE SEAL PHOTOS

I have been sorting through my files and found some of my favorite seal images. These critters are sometimes very entertaining. Their population seems to be increasing here in San Diego causing a battle between the animal lovers and the those who want their access to...

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SUNRISE AT HIGH TIDE

The big waves did not arrive as expected but the sunrise was wonderful. I went to the Ocean Beach pier and Sunset Cliffs to get some wave and morning cloud action.

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STORM SERIES

We are getting another winter storm moving in for the next week and I will be out in it. There are also some extreme tides making for some dramatic ocean displays. The low tide yesterday uncovered a lot of rocks on the beach. This morning the high tide and small waves...

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100 YEARS OF FLIGHT

The US Navy is celebrating 100 years of flight here in San Diego. From bi-planes to modern fighter jets, hundreds of aircraft took to the skies today in the largest formation of military aircraft since World War II. Aircraft of every size, shape and vintage filled the...

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