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…

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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BRISTLECONE TREES

I went as an assistant instructor on a class excursion to the Bristlecone Pines in the White Mountains with David King (Instructor at SD City College) and Steven Burns (Chrome Illusions instructor). I have been there many times over the last 48 years. My first...

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ADVENTURE IN TUSCANY

Traveling in Italy is fun and a task. The cars are small because the roads are one and half cars wide and there is not parking. the road signs are confusing to anyone not familiar to the area. 90% of the automobiles are standard transmission. The roads are windy,...

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ISLAS DEL CISNE

I went on a diving expedition to a small island in the center of the Caribbean called Islas del Cisne (Swan Island)  Gregg Harnann who is an expert shell collector and palm tree expert. His 50 foot catamaran the Gloriamaris (named after the famous cone snail) took us...

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AT HOME IN THE GARDEN

I am at home recovering from my hernia operation. I don't do well with recovering and get bored quickly with nothing to do. Thus, out came the camera and I took a few flower images in the garden to keep my mind busy. The Spring garden is very nice this time of the...

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PHOTO CONTEST ADVICE

I just finished judging the first part of the San Diego County Del mar Fair photo contest. This is the 4 largest contest of it's kind. Some great images show up here but there are many that could have made it into the show but the photographers just don't know how to...

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WIND WOLVES PRESERVE

After an aborted attempt to find desert wild flowers (the deserts are already summer dry and depleted) I went through Joshua Tree national Monument is a 70 mile an hour wind storm with dist lowering visibility to less than a quarter of a mile gave me course to alter...

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CLASSES OVER

Adobe was back in San Diego with the CreateNow-Camp on March 16 & 17 and was a huge event. It was a chance to improve your technique with adobe products that you already use or try new products that you have always wondered about. The two day event with 18 instructors...

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ADVENTURE WITH LENSES

Here are some examples of my creations over many years where I used custom built lenses to create new and interesting images. I love the principles of optics and have always strives to understand more and experiment with them. Click on the image to see the full page....

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CREATE NOW CAMP CLASSES

          Adobe is back in San Diego with the CreateNow-Camp on March 16 & 17 and this is going to be a huge event. Come and improve your technique with adobe products that you already use or try new products that you have always wondered about. This is a two day...

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ADVENTURE AT THE BEACH

Taking some time to enjoy the beach with elephant seals and great sunsets. The weather has been great with temperatures in the low 70's and off shore winds. Most of the elephant seals have moved out to sea but the few that are left still put on a good show of sleeping...

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MONO LAKE WINTER BASIN

When winter descends on the Mono Basin, the rest of the world seems to disappear. The fog settles in, the roads are more difficult to navigate, and the only sounds outside are the chirping of birds and the disturbing hum of the snowplow. I saw very few cars on my trek...

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