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…

THORNBACK RAYS

While in Marina Del Rey I was able to see quite a few thornback rays in the shallow water where they gather for breeding. I took the photos with the Canon G11. the water was murkey but I managed to get a clear...

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THE PERSONAL PROJECT IS SLOW

The weather is not helping and the travel and other difficulties are getting in the way for this project. Still I have about 10 image in the file that I think will work.  Still more to do, always. This one is the Door to Heaven. This is what is left of my surfboard...

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GARDEN FLOWERS FOR SATURDAY

Spent the morning working in the garden and checking the status of all the large sunflowers while the dogs rested and groomed each others ears. It was the standard gloomy morning but now the sun is out for the first time in many weeks.[br] [gallery link="file"...

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SIGGRAPH MONDAY

The program went well and there were a lot of interested people there. Siggraph its self is a very interesting place to meet like minded individuals in your field. One group of interest was the fellows from fxphd.com. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour. fxphd...

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TOKINA 12-24mm LENS TEST

Today was the testing of the Tokina 12-24mm lens on the Canon 7D in the Nauticam housing using the Nexus M5 port adapter and the Nexus FP160 glass dome. The calculated nodal point for the Tokina 12-24 is 25mm or One inch out front of the housing with the adapter...

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TOKINA 10-17MM LENS TEST

The Tokina 10-17 zoom lens for APS size sensors zooms from 180 to 100 degrees and can focus very close. this makes it an ideal lens for underwater use. Today I tried it in the Nauticam 7D underwater housing with the Nauticam Nexus port adapter and the Nexus small...

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SHARK FIN SOUP

This is a menu from a restaurant in the Hong Kong airport. Here is the up date on shark fin fishing.United Nations Meeting Takes Historic Step to Ban Shark Finning Ruling Signals a Turning Point for Endangered Sharks NEW YORK, NY - In an historic step, delegates to...

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CANON G11

Took some time out to play with the dogs and pick plumbs and take some images with the Canon G11. This is a great little camera and I like the swivel LCD viewer on the back as well as the easy to use exposure compensation control on the top. Here Dharma, the...

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HUGYFOT CANON 5DMK2

I have been testing cameras, lenses and housings lately. The new HugyFot 5DMK2 is interesting and quite different from all the others. A solid little housing and is unique in the fact that it doesn't have latch closures but uses two Allen head screws to secure it....

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WET DAY AT THE OCEANSIDE PIER

I went to the Oceanside pier to see if the big south swell from New Zealand was showing there and it was. Very consistent wave in the 8 to 10 foot range but to my surprise was the wet weather and all the fishermen on the pier. It seems the yellow fin crokers were...

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POSTED A NEW IMAGE ALBUM

Check out the new image album on http://peterson.jalbum.net/waves. This is a collection of wave images from my inventory of...

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