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

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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…

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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…

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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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BLOOMING DESERT

Borego Springs is blooming but only around the park office and a few small places elsewhere.

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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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