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…

ROAD TRIP

Driving back from Cayucos on Hwy 58 the wild flowers are still...

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SPRING ADVENTURE

Traveling up to Cayucos via a back road on Highway 58 the wild flowers are still out. Then this morning up to Piedras Blancas light station on the central California coast with the wind blowing 30 knots there were some more wild flowers and Swallows gathering mud for...

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NEW GATES POV SYSTEM

The new GATES POV video system for the Pansonic AG-HMR10 Handheld AVCCAM HD Recorder/Player The AG-HMR10 handheld AVCCAM HD solid-state recorder puts the flexibility of recording and viewing high quality 1080 and 720 AVCHD content directly in the palm of your hand....

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ANOTHER POLUTION NAIL IN OUR LIFE

Oil spill? I think the word "spill" doesn't cover the enormity of the event in the Gulf. If I spill something I think of milk spilling out of a bottle or wine dripping out of my glass. But a hole in the bottom of the ocean spewing thousands of barrels of crude oil...

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NEW GATE VIDEO HOUSING FOR CANON

Here is the first look at the new Gates video housing for the Canon HFS-21 HD video camera. The housing will be available in a few weeks. We are already taking orders. This little camera is amazing and the recorded video rivals the professional...

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WHALE MEAT

My friend Marie Levine sent this article to me today.These are my images of whales. Here is an article by Edward Dorson, SRI's Director of Conservation Stratgies, that appears in today's Huffington Post. See:...

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SPRING FLOWERS

These are panoramas of the Carlsbad Flower Field I took today with the Canon 7D at ISO 160 hand held using the Canon 400 f4.0 DO lens. The long one of the flag pattern is made up of 7 images. Here is my new blog fan-Topper...

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THE EYE HAS IT

Kingston's eye has the best pattern. Cool kid! Kingston's mom, Amy, and little sister Cassady, came by the office to say hello and I managed to talk them into sitting for a few family photos. I had just finished with another photo job for Gil Ortega who is an artist...

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RALEIGH

Raleigh is Cass Green's new Doberman puppy. He came into the studio today for a photo session. He is going to be a great dog model because he is very calm. Cass is a wonderful trainer for her pets.It is nice to work with an easy going animal. None of my dogs would...

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CAMERA SENSOR ISO NOISE

I have been testing the Canon 7D and 5D Mark 2 sensor chips for resolution and in the process came across an interesting relationship between ISO setting and sensor noise nad resolution. Here is how it works. As you increase the ISO in the camera the residual signal...

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WILD FLOWERS

The wild flowers on the Carrizo plains are very different this year. The color pallet is very yellow and orange. Last year there were a great deal of blue and red flowers mixed in the fields. The Cayucos pier in the rain. Herron bird Big male Elephant...

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