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…

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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MORE FUN WITH THE CANON 7D

I'm getting used to the Canon 7D. The image quality is very good. I think my to ISO is 800 that I feel comfortable with. Beyond that I get some noise if there is any under exposure. The top end can handle about 2.5 stops over exposure. The shadows hold at about 2...

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STORM CANAL AFTER LESS THAN 1/2″ OF RAIN

There was a light rain today with less 1/2" inch showing in our rain gauge. Compare it with the image form the day before. With the mud and bushes blocking the outlet it doesn't take much water to have an over flow in this storm canal.This is today This was yesterday...

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FUN TODAY WITH THE CANON 7D

After delivering my claim against the City of San Diego for the neglect that caused property damage to the offices I went to the bay and walked around to air out a little. I dusted off the Canon 7D, set the ISO to 200 and put on the 70-200 lens and and spent 20...

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CITY STILL NEGLECTS THIS FLOOD CANAL

Still no word from the City as to when they will begin the cleaning of the flood canal. We are expecting rain this weekend and could be flooded out again. What the &%@>? is wrong with them? This is serious and they are not communicating or responding or taking action....

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