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…

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...

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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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MONO LAKE WINTER

Mono Lake is a large, shallow saline soda lake in Mono County, California, formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in a basin that has no outlet to the ocean. The lack of an outlet causes high levels of salts to accumulate in the lake. The elevation is...

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SIERRA NEVADAS SNOW

The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the U.S. states of California and Nevada, between the California Central Valley and the Basin and Range Province. The Sierra runs 400 miles north-to-south, and is approximately 70 miles across east-to-west.The Sierra Nevada...

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INFRARED SIERRA

Infrared light lies between the visible and microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Infrared light has a range of wavelengths, just like visible light has wavelengths that range from red light to violet. "Near infrared" light is closest in wavelength to...

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PETROGLYPH THEFT

Chigado Petroglyphs are located in the 36,000-acre Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and is a place where geographic isolation, geology, climate, and hydrology have created a rare and irreplaceable ecosystem. Petroglyphs, rock engravings left...

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