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…

OTHER THAN DEMA

Even though I drove to the DEMA show the weather was so beautiful I could not commit my time solely to the show. Heading to the show on Wednesday I became derailed at Baker CA and headed north to the dry lakes and sand dunes ending up by the way of Pahrump and then on...

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WHAT’S NEW FOR UW CAMERAS?

The DEMA (Diving Equipment Manufactures Association) Show was in Las Vegas for the last 4 days. I did not have a booth this year but just walked around and talked with friends and explored all the new camera offerings. This is the biggest of the diving shows so it is...

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ANOTHER WARM DAY

Today was another good day for surf and warm weather. The off shore wind blew off the tops of the waves and a few surfers at Torrey Pines beach were getting some tube and cover-ups.The ocean was littered with birds as far as the eye could see. It is good to see surf...

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FIRST WINTER SURF

Went to the beach this morning before sunrise to check the first winter swell and big high tide. The temperature at 6:30 am was 77 degrees with a slight off shore wind. There were already a few early bird surfers out. The waves were very clean and about 6-8 foot...

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DOLPHIN DAY

The last time I saw dolphins surfing up a storm was November 20th on the day Obama was giving his inaugural speech. Today, we are voting and the dolphins were back surfing at the same beach. They are true wave hogs. Eight dolphins on one small wave pushing each other...

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FALL COLORS IN SAN DIEGO

We had a wonderful storm move through last night. the sunset at the beach last night was a number 10. Then a gentle rain late last night and the sun and clouds are now dodging each other in a washed clean sky. The trees in San Dieguito River Park near my home are in...

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A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY

Is it a waste of time and money? Voting……. Voting is personally costly. It takes time to register and to learn about the candidates' views which are never clear and mostly inaccurate and full of bull to put it mildly. The ballot measures are worse than Bull$*•!. Their...

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NUTS

The harvest is over and the fresh walnuts are processed and packaged. I think I ate to many while trying to photograph them. Walnuts are a delicious way to add extra nutrition, flavor and crunch to a meal. The nuts are rich in oil, and are eaten with fresh and in...

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THE TRIP BACK FROM CAYUCOS

The weather was a threat for the trip from Cayucos to San Diego but as it turned out there was no one on the roads and the clouds were wonderful to photography. I was able to drive through Los Angeles with ever slowing down.

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IN THE RAIN TODAY

It is raining in Cayucos today but I went out in the rain to take photos. First I went and used the underside of the pier for shelter. The tide was high and the surf was up. Then I went up one of the country roads and found a weathered farm to take photo of and try to...

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PERFECT DAY IN CAYUCOS

Drove up here for the weekend to relax. The weather cleared and it has been perfect. 8 miles of beach and nobody on it. Went down to Morro Bay this morning and it was vacant. The water was calm and the reflections were the best.

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LECTURE AT OMA TODAY

The lecture at the Oceanside Museum of Art was a lot of fun today. I got to visit with a lot of friends that I have not seen in a long time. Even though the weather was really dull and almost raining. A group of 9 met first at the Burger House for a lunch and then we...

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