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

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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…

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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…

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WINTER SURFING

The long awaited winter surf finally arrive with the first big storm to hit the drought ridden California shoreline. The rain took a break long enough for the sun to peak out from behind the clouds and I dashed out to la Jolla and found three surfers braving the waves...

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ARCHITECTURE IN HONG KONG

This January I spent time in Hong Kong with Mr. Steve Lu photographing his home in the New Territories in the Gold Coast. Steve is an architect, a Dao philosopher, artist and photographer and good friend. We spend many hours discussing work, thoughts on thinking and...

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MOTOR TRANSPORT MUSEUM

David King who teaches photography at the San Diego City College and I went to the Motor Transport Museum in Campo California today to see if it would be a good place to take students for a work shop. The museum has a unique collection of automobiles,trucks,busses and...

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WINTER WAVES

I have been waiting for many months to see some surf in California. Not only do you have a water shortage but the waves have been non-existent. The weather has been unseasonably warm, hovering in the 70's every day and clear sunny skies. Now that the waves are here so...

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WINTER WEATHER

I love the winter weather in San Diego when we get great storm clouds over the ocean of fog in the mornings. The eastern Santa Ana winds bring warm clear skies of make for great sunsets. You can feel very  close to nature this time of the year. Here are some samples....

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LOW TIDE EVENING

THis time of the year is the best for low tide on the Pacific Coast to catch sunsets at very low tides. While I was there I ran into another photographer that I have known for many years and is very famous for his underwater Imax fils. Howard Hall is a true outdoor...

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STORM CLEARING

I have been waiting for a long time fro some good storm clouds here in San Diego. There has been no surf to mention for the whole year and bland skies. This current storm was wonderful and I brought the Infrared camera out of storage,charged the battery and went to...

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EXPLORING IN THE SAN ELIJO LAGOON

I took a few minutes this morning to explore the pathway on the south side of the San Elijo Lagoon Trail. I walked about 50 yards total but was run over by a fellow on his horse being chased by someone's dog that was not leashed. Then joggers edged me off the trail...

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ART AUCTION AT OMA

This weekend there will be an art auction at the Oceanside Museum of Art on Pier Ave. in Oceanside. These are first class art pieces and you should get a look at them. If you are interested in collect fine art by major names in art this is the place to be. I have...

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THE FOG

Fall has brought some heavy fog this morning signaling the change of the season. Some Fall leaves are showing and a few migratory birds a beginning to land and feed  in the low water estuaries. I took the opportunity to get out and make a few images of the fog and...

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YARD WORK

I haven't had much time to be in the yard lately and everything is looking neglected. I was searching for snails to feed the box turtles and only found a few so I then decided to roam around with the 5DMK2 and the 100mm macro lens. There were spider webs everywhere...

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SMOKEY SKY

I made a quick run to Lake Tahoe to pick up 54 framed black and white prints of Lake Tahoe and Glenbrook. I spent over 25 years photographing there and had my darkroom there. I sure miss that darkroom. I went up HWY 395 passed Mono Lake and took some Infrared images...

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