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…

WHALE OF A DAY

Al Bruton and I took the boat out today to see if we could find the blue whales that have been hanging off the coast of San Diego for the last 10 days. On Friday I went to the Torrey Pines beach in the early morning and I saw three blue whales about 500 yards off...

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NEXUS NIKON D800

I spent the morning in the studio photographing the new Nexus D800 housing. HTis the the lightest weight housing of any of the housings that are our there and really helps reduce the stress on your arm and helps with your buoyancy too. The housing is neutral in the...

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SEA LION HUMOR

Sorting through some old images of seals I saw some humor in them. Thought I would share a few.

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15 MINUTES IN THE YARD

Took a brak from the yard work to spend 15 minutes taking a few shots of the flowers and plant life. THe yard is always a good lace to explore and free the mind from other things. I am hoping my pumpkins with do better this year but I had a slow star getting the seeds...

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INTERIOR ART

Installing a new print mounted behind 3/8" plexiglass on to a tile wall. This is a flush mount and not the usual where there is a wood frame on the back of the print to give it a floating look. The wave is La Jolla Cove on a big winter swell.The print was printed and...

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LIQUID CAPTURE

Today was the opening reception for the Oceanside Museum of Art exhibit: Liquid Capture-Masters of Underwater Photographic Art. Images from around the world taken by many photographers were shown in this special exhibit.

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PHOTO SESSION WITH NICOLETTE

Nicolette Kalic came into the studio for some graduation pictures. We had a lot of fun with this session. She is very calm and was easy to work with.

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CLASSIC CAR CLUB of AMERICA

The San Diego chapter of the Classic Car Club of America hosted an antique car show on the lawn in front of the Rancho Santa Fe Inn this weekend. Showing were the best of the best in collectors from the west coast. The 1936 black Bentley convertible was also the big...

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A SHORT BREAK OUT

In an effort to get some mental freedom from the daily grind I joined with fellow photographer David King who is a professor of photography at SD City College and is a good friend and headed north at 3:30am to get a jump on the traffic while going through Los Angeles....

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BIRDS AT THE BEACH

There was a large number of birds at the beach this morning feeding on small sand crabs. Caspian and Royal terns, a large variety of gulls, willets, and black billed plovers all treading the shallow water at the edge of the surf line feeding and fighting over food. In...

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SUNDAY WAVE ACTION

I went to the Ocean Beach pier this morning to check out the approaching storm waves. A few surfers were getting some great rides. The waves were difficult to get into and a longer board would have made that easier but most of the surfers were using very short boards....

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MEMORIAL FOR BRIAN DAVIS

There was a surfer paddle out at Osprey,Sunset Cliffs, for Brian Davis on Saturday during a torrential rain storm. The surfers had a hard time getting in and out of the water on the wet and slippery cliffs. It was a good time for many of us to see old friends we have...

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