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…

A GOOD HARVEST

Our harvest of pistachio nut have been processed by Setton farms this year and they turned out very nice. Very tasty as Setton dry roasts the nuts in sea salt. 30 grams of shelled nuts has 170 calories, no trans fats, 21% Lipides, 0% cholesterol,12% fiber, 2% Vitamine...

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IN THE GREEN ROOM

The waves in Cayucos today are green. The wind is blowing off shore at 25-30mph and with the sun out the air temp is 68F. The is no one on the beach except a few surf fishermen and one or two surfers and one lite surfer. There are lots of birds in the water and the...

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END OF THE STORM

I left the office tonight about 4:30 to avoid the traffic and saw the storm opening up after dumping an inch of rain. I headed to the beach and parked to watch the clouds pass overhead. I looked in my rear view mirror and saw this double rainbow over the lagoon. I...

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LUNAR ECLIPSE

This was the last Lunar Eclipse of 2011 at 6a.m. this morning. Fortunate that the sky was clear but the temp at the beach was 38 degrees and the wind made it feel even colder. I didn't have gloves and my hands were so cold it was very difficult to operate the camera....

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LOW TIDE SUNSET

After work today I wandered down to the beach to watch the moon rise and see the sunset. There was no wind and no waves, it was glassy and flat and cool crisp air. I used the Canon 24mm TS lens and took a few pictures with the 5DMK2. Due to the angle of the...

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REBEL’S DAY OUT

Shelly Brinton's horse Rebel is a wonderful horse and very well trained by Shelly. He is very gentle but has a spirit that lives up to his name. She brought him out from New Hampshire a few years ago because her job took her to San Diego. He enjoys our temperate...

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THANKSGIVING WAVES

Went to the beach this morning at high tide and saw some good, glassy waves. Then drove south to La Jolla to watch them crash against the cliffs. It was a beautiful Thanksgiving morning.

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AN HDR CLASS

Last night I helped Steve Burns with his HDR photo class that met last night to photograph the skyline of San Diego in the fog. The fog was not planned. nut added an interesting effect to the images. There were about 30 students there with every king of camera, mostly...

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BETWEEN THE STORMS

Went out between storms this morning. Rainbow over the waves and nice surf at Scripps Pier. The pelicans and cormorants were sitting this one out. Yesterday I went to Sn Diego Bay and caught some action of the America;s Cup sail boats warming up for the coming races....

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SOUL GIFTS

Bird's Surf Shed on 1091 W. Morena Blvd in San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 276-2473 is now selling these two fine posters for $9.95ea. They are great gifts for the holidays and the Old Surfing Days take many of us down memory lane highlighting unique times and reflects on a...

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NUMBER 10 SUNSET

Tonight was a wonderful sunset that lasted for over one half hours and kept on changing its moods and flavors. The full moon rose but was in a wisp of clouds in the east. I used the Canon 24mm TS lens to do some of the panoramas and others I used...

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THE SHOW IS UP

The art show at the San Diego palliative Care Center is up and will remain until january 8th 2011. There are some very good artists represented. It is really worth a vista to see it. My Rep. Daniele Arnaud helped me set it up. My friend Al Bruton has some great work...

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