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…

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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4th OF JULY FLOWER WORKS

No fireworks yet but this sun flower will do for now.  My garden of giant sunflowers is going into bloom. The rose that has surived the gophers in the...

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DEATH BY WEST NILE VIRUS

We are seeing birds around the office dying from the West Nile Virus. Today this Sparrow became the latest victim. I called animal control to have them come pick it up and they said they could not take the bird unless he was dead.  They only want crows and said the...

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ANOTHER OLD PHOTO

This one was taken under the San Clemente Island naval pier. in the 1980's. Nikonos with a 15mm lens. The old days of film if you can remember that...

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MY FIRST SURFING PHOTO 1959

I have been sorting through a huge pile of old images in my file storage and came across this image. It was the first image I had published in Surfer magazine. I had an old Pentax 35mm camera and borrowed small telescope from Jerry Dean who was a fellow diver and...

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NAUTICAN UP DATE

Working with the Nauticam Canon 7D housing is a real pleasure. it is very well thought out and easy to maintain. this time I was working with the optional 180 degree straight viewfinder #32201 and finding out how easy it is to install without any tools. To remove the...

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CRYSTAL PIER MORNING

With the best low tides in in morning during the early summer months I find that photographing ocean piers a wonderful challenge to push the range of my film or digital camera system to the limit. I get up at 4 am and head out in the dark to get there before sunrise...

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SAILING SHIP: N.R.P. SAGRES

The Portugese Navy sailing ship "Sagres" docked this week in San Diego and Ray Savage and I went on board and took a lot of photos. The "Sagres" is an Ambassador of Portugal and has circumnavigated the world twice. It has a crew of 139 and is 89.5 meters long and 12...

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NEW PHOTGRAPHY SCHOOL

San City College is just putting the final finishing touches on the photographic instruction facility and as I went through the tour with instructor David King all I could do was drool over the amazing accomplishment. I sure hope the students understand what they have...

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