Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

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…

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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HAPPY HALLOWEEN

I love this time of the year when I can harvest my pumpkins, visit the Bates Pumpkin Ranch and watch the children's eyes open up when they see all the huge over sized pumpkins spread across the field. I did some multiple exposure with focus shift images to get the...

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FALL COLORS

The time for the trees to change their colors. i really like this time of the year to get out and find the splashes of colors. Locally the trees are just starting to show their colors.

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WOUNDED WARRIORS FROM ISRAEL

Photographed the Wounded Warriors from Israel as they attempted to surf for the very first time. Some images are on my Face book page. Put some more here. It put tears in my eyes as I watched these brave souls try for the very first time to surf waves. Their spirit...

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UP DATE INFO for Gates 3D HOUSING

3DA1 This camera is a ‘medium shot’ camera, so underwater this means: 1)  No close and wide shots – but larger animals can be captured in clear water; and 2)  No macro – which is inherently not achievable with any parallel 3D setup. The 3DA1 camera / housing system...

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NEW GATES PANASONCI 3D HOUSING

I photographed the new gates underwater video housing for the Panasonic 3D camera. This was a very tough design for Gates to configure. I can't wait to see what is photographed with it.

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NEW LECTURE AT OMA

Since the last lecture was such a big success OMA has decided to offer one more on Saturday Oct.16th at 2pm. Those who missed the first will now have a chance to see the show and listen to be babble about the show and the photographic processes used to make some of...

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GETTING READY FOR THE SHOW

Getting ready for the exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art this Saturday th 25th. Opens at 10am. Took a few images of Gates new housing for the Sony XR550 housing and their external video monitor for the Canon 5DKM2 mounted on an Aquatica camera...

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SAILING SHIPS IN SAN DIEGO

I got up early this morning and drove through the fog to the wharf in San Diego where the Festival of Sailing Ships have docked the weekend. The fog cleared and I was able to get some great images as the sun began to rise. Shelly Brinton met me there and we walked...

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