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…

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...

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HDR IN CS4-A NEW WAY

I have been working with some images I took a few years ago. Karen Seibold and I took a summer run to the Alabama Hills in the Ownes Valley with a side tour to the White Mountains and the Bristle Cone forest. I was taking multiple images of each scene with the idea of...

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THE BIRDS ARE BACK

A lot of noise out in the yard today. Lots of small birds are cur-ping and singing for their mates. They are hovering around the bird houses and gathering twigs for...

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NEW NEXUS GLASS PORTS

I just got the new Nexus optical glass ports with their super optical coating that inhance clarity and contrast. A perfect match for the new digital lenses that manufactures are now producing. The glass ports are heavier and help balance out the buoyancy of the...

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SPRING IS HERE

Spring has sprung and the Wysteria is blooming. It make it a real treat to do the...

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SDUPS FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 17th

The San Diego Underwater Photographic Society is proud to announce that its 41st Annual Film Festival will be held 6PM, April 17th, 2010 in Sumner Auditorium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA. RSVP Ticket requests by eMail...

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BACK IN THE STUDIO

Since the day of the flood, January 20th, the studio has gone through a lot of construction and clean-up. Now, today we were able to use it for photography. Ken Hanson completed a photo session in the main studio and I will be there tomorrow working. the smaller...

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MEDICARE

What could go wrong with Medicare? The more I learn about it and the what the proponents are selling I get the sinking feeling in gut that all those pages and proposals are leading to one thing. Less medical service and support. This photo Montague is my way of...

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STORM SURF THIS MORNING

The waves were crashing against the highway and carving out the cliff this morning at high tide. In less than 20 minutes I watched three feet of cliff disappear into the ocean. A couple of surfers made it out and did manage to catch a few rideable waves but getting...

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