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

more...
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…

more...
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…

more...

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

NEW NOCTURNAL LED LIGHT

Here is the first look at the new small single LED light from Nocturnal. It uses only 3 AA batteries and is 5.5 inches long and 2 inches wide at the front. It weights 12oz dry and 6 oz in the water. A simple twist on-off on the rear cap and it has dual O-rings fro...

read more

STILL SHAKING

USGS map: http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/FaultMaps/115-33.htm The first big one was up graded to a 7.2

read more

EASTER EARTHQUAKE-6.9 MAGNITUDE

A strong earthquake occurred at 3:40:39 PM (PDT) on Sunday, April 4, 2010. The magnitude 6.9 event occurred 26 km (16 miles) SSW of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico. The hypocentral depth is 32 km (20 miles). It lasted for about 20 seconds here in San Diego...

read more

WINNER

Here my 1st place winner in the ARTROM contest in Rome Italy. http://www.artromgallery.com You can go here and see their...

read more

ART SHOW OPENING AT DELICIAS

My images will be on display at the Delicias restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe beginning on Monday. There will be a lunchon Monday at 11:30 am to meet and discuss my new work and on Tuesday and evening brunch from 4 to6 pm. They have special food prepared for both events....

read more

WATER AGAIN

Water has not been my friend for the last three months. First the rains flooded the studio and many friends showed up to help, then the roof and skylights leaked and that had to be repaired and Fried Jackson came to the rescue again, the next day a hot water pipe...

read more

WHAT IS IT?

Is it global warming or climate change?  I know the debate is on and there are those who cry warming as they watch the polar ice caps melt away while others point to the ever increasing ferocity of the storms. The other camp dispels any claim that the overall weather...

read more

INCREASING DEPTH OF FIELD.

This is the way I can achieve greater depth of field in macro images. I Take a series of images of the same subject and adjust the plane from near to far. I can set the lens to f5.6 which is the setting with the least diffraction and greatest sharpness. Then I use...

read more