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…

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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NEW RESTAURANT

I went with Marty and Cass green to a new restaurant thursday called the 3rd Corner in Ocean Beach. Wonderful wine selection too. Everyone tried a different dish and they were all very good. Cass and It took pictures of the food. I used my trusty Canon G11. [br]...

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FUNNY & NOT SO FUNNY

It seems that with the current government not much has changed over the years. I wrote this in 1974. Now on the lighter side......some of my pets.....they don't care about politics.[br]...

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MUSEUM SHOW OPENING

My new photographic show "Focus on Oceanside" is opening at the Oceanside Museum of Art on Sept. 25th. Come join me and the staff at the museum opening at 11am to see the 66 large images they have selected from my collection on Oceanside. I will be speaking in the...

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FERRARI DAY

Video shoot in the studio today. Phil Ferrari was doing his promo with a Ferrari 360 in the studio today. I took these quick snaps with the Canon G11 just to show the set up.[br] [gallery link="file"...

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