Photography in Paradise

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The Lightning Rod - Photography by Lee Peterson

MORNING STORM

I woke up to thunder and lightening this morning around 6am. Jumping out of bed I dressed quickly and grabbed the car keys and headed to Torrey Pines beach where

Ocean Beach Pier 4AM

4AM LOW TIDE ADVENTURE

For two mornings I awoke early to get the lowest tides of the month and photograph the Scripps Pier in La Jolla and the Ocean Beach Pier in Ocean Beach. The first trip to Scripps Pier my…

Salton Sea

QUICK TRIP TO SALTON SEA

I went to the Salton Sea this morning with Mike Uriell and Charlotte Cannor and the timing was great. Arrived just as the sun was coming up. It was cold, about 37 degrees but warmed up quickly to…

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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THE BIRD’S SURF SHOP

I went down to Eric Huffman's new surf shop in San Diego on 1091 West Morena Blvd. known as Bird's Surf Shop. It is next to the Arizona Tile building but is a little tricky getting into the correct lane to park in front. It is well worth the trip to the shop. It is an...

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CANON LARGE FORMAT

I am using a 35mm Canon digital SLR on the back of my Wista 4x5 film camera. To get the camera to mate up I have to use a 20mm extension ring to keep the camera far enough from the Wista back so it will be functional. This extension limits the shorter focal lenses to...

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MILITARY GOPHER

Flash! Military gene experiment with groundhog fails. According to expert witness Lee Peterson who was able to photograph the recent test site for Groundhogs, stated the experiment was originally designed by the military to develop a special breed of covert use as a...

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50 YEAR CELEBRATION

Went to the celebration of Hansen's 50th year at the California Surf Museum in Oceanside California with Sam Cody. Don Hansen founded the Hansen Surfboard shop in 1961, It became San Diego's largest surf shop with more than 1600 square feet of retail space. This was a...

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STRUMING THE STRINGS

Working in the studio it is always fun when the guitar is there. Dick Francis brought his guitar in the studio and we created quite an inventory of images a while back. I still look up on them with inspiration. Here are some new Global art pieces that will be at the...

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ART SHOW AT COUGAR VINEYARDS

It is official! The art show art Cougar Vineyards is happening. Set your calendar to Oct 8th-9th-10th to visit the winery in Temecula and drink some great Italian varital wines and Black market Beers and set with the artists and learn what they ar doing these days. It...

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LABOR DAY PLAY

Taking the day to play……in the rain. I was pleasantly surprised to wake up to light rain this morning. The sun and clouds are dancing above in the sky while I work around the yard and play with the dogs. THen went down to the Tall ships festival in the bay. Watched a...

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BIG SOUTH SWELL

Checking out the large south swell from the South Pacific that has given us some big surf. I went to La Jolla this morning at Big Rock where the south swell was hitting the reef from a tangent angle. Only a few of the many surfers were actually getting into the...

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WINE AND ART IN OCTOBER

Gearing up for the art show at Cougar Winery in Temecula. It will be the weekend of the 8th to the 10 of October. Wine tasting, beer sampling, and cheese while mingling with the artists and making new friends. The Italian wines will be a big hit and you can learn...

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JOHNSON YANG’S POOL SHOOT

I helped Johnson Yang with his underwater pool photography on Saturday in Los Angeles. The air temp was 108F degrees so the 89 degree pool seemed cool. I supplied a Nexus 5D and 5DMK2 housing with 20mm lenses. Also used the Nauticam 7D with a Tokina 10-17mm lens. Two...

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UNDERWATER PHOTO CLASS

Al Bruton and I had our annual underwater photo class in his pool for the SAMP members. We brought in a lot of equipment for the students. We had the PhaseOne camera with the P65+ digital back and the 28mm lens in the Nauticam NA645DF housing. The 60 mega pixel...

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