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Photography in Paradise | peeking from behind the sensor

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

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…

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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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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