peter alexander photography: Blog http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog en-us (C) peter alexander photography palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:11:00 GMT Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:11:00 GMT http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u1015178393-o259488003-50.jpg peter alexander photography: Blog http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog 90 120 August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/8/august-21-2017-solar-eclipse The 2017 partial solar eclipse as seen from Newbury Park, California on August 21, 2017.

Top Photo: Image taken at 10:19 a.m. (pst) at about 62% coverage (max coverage for the Los Angeles area).

Bottom Photo: Composite of seven shots over about 30 minutes.

All images made using a green tinted welding filter (#10), 400mm (on a DX sensor), F/8 @1/4000 ISO 100. Equipment: Nikon D300, Bower 2X teleconverter, Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8, tripod, and remote trigger. 

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) #eclipsela eclipse los angeles partial eclipse photography photo-journalism solar eclipse http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/8/august-21-2017-solar-eclipse Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:24:47 GMT
Minimalism in Photography http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/7/minimalism-in-photography I think one of the hardest things to do in photography is to minimize your subject matter for more impact. These are some examples I came across in my archives of my attempts to do just that.

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) minimalism photography photo-journalism http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/7/minimalism-in-photography Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:15:00 GMT
Animals in Malibu Creek State Park http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/7/animals-in-malibu-creek-state-park Hiking with a camera has got to be one of the most fulfilling activities. Here area some shots from years past. 

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) animals photography photo-journalism http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/7/animals-in-malibu-creek-state-park Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:15:00 GMT
Cancun, Mexico http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/7/cancun-mexico Some random images from Cancun, Mexico from a number of years ago. Was fun trying to get some decent shots in the glass bottom submarine type boat! 

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) animals destination. photography photo-journalism resort vacation water http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/7/cancun-mexico Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:15:00 GMT
Swallowtail Butterly http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/7/swallowtail-butterly Nothing like hiking through the park with a long lens and a speedlight to get some nice butterfly shots. These images of a Swallowtail Butterfly on milk thistle were taken in Malibu Creek State Park near Calabasas, California. The park was the TV set for the M.A.S.H. series and a number of other movies.

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) animals butterfly insects macro nature photography photo-journalism swallowtail thistle http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/7/swallowtail-butterly Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:12:53 GMT
Black and White Street Photography http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/7/black-and-white-street-photography My favorite way to showcase random finds while shooting in the street is to process in black and white. Monochrome is a good way to isolate a subject and intensify the emotion of a scene. The below are some shots ranging from the Beach in Ventura to the street of downtown Los Angeles. 

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) angeles beach black and white city los monochrome photography photo-journalism ventura http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/7/black-and-white-street-photography Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:44:01 GMT
From the Archives: September 18, 2010. http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-september-18-2010 Random photos from around Mondos beach, Ventura, CA.

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) animals beach macro mondos photo-journalism photography play surf surfer water http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-september-18-2010 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:41:58 GMT
From the Archives: December 27, 2010 http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-december-27-2010 Snow Geese and other birds gather in the rice fields along highway 99 about 10 miles south of Chico, CA and 10 miles Northeast of Oroville, CA. Rice, Almonds, Figs and other agricultural areas are havens for birds and wildlife. I spotted this gaggle of geese on my way back to Southern CA from visiting my brother in Chico.

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) animals birds ducks feathers fly geese photo-journalism photography rice rice fields snow geese water http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-december-27-2010 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:08:54 GMT
From the Archives: October 31, 2010 http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-october-31-2010 I spotted this happy little dog playing in the surf while sitting on the beach near Surfer's Point in Ventura, CA on October 31, 2010. He ran back and forth so much I was getting out of breath for him! These are the wonderful things you come across while out in the world with a camera. 

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) animals beach dog photo-journalism photography play surf water http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-october-31-2010 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:45:52 GMT
From the Archives: June 13, 2010 http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-june-13-2010 Surprise! some more macro shots! This time from June 13th, 2010.

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) animals macro photo-journalism http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-june-13-2010 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:00:00 GMT
From the Archives: May 26, 2010 http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-may-26-2010 Some more macro flies, spiders, and beetles, oh my!

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) macro photo-journalism photography http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-may-26-2010 Sat, 11 Feb 2017 21:11:18 GMT
From the Archives: June 19, 2010 Trip to Santa Cruz Island http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-june-19-2010-trip-to-santacruzisland A trip to the Channel Island's Santa Cruz island in 2010 was an amazing photo opportunity. So much going on from kayaking to hiking to whale watching with Island Packers. I definitely want to go out there again!

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) animals bee day trip dolphin hiking island island Packers kayaking macro photo-journalism photography sea lion seals water http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-june-19-2010-trip-to-santacruzisland Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:00:17 GMT
From the Archives: June 6, 2010 http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-june-6-2010 Some more insect macro. I had no idea what I was doing with macro back then but every time I got a sharp image I remember getting so excited. Lot's of trial and error went into this. Playing around with artificial light and natural light. Different camera settings for exposure and those cool extension tubes that let you get just millimeters away from the subject. 

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) animals bumblebee fly grasshopper insects macro photo-journalism photography http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-june-6-2010 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:11:18 GMT
From the Arichives: August 16, 2010 http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-arichives-august-16-2010 German Shepherds, mice, and chickens. All can be seen on my mom's property in Witter Springs, CA. Such a beautiful place.

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) animals artichoke birds chicken country emotion german mouse photo-journalism photography shepherd springs witter http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-arichives-august-16-2010 Sat, 04 Feb 2017 22:59:47 GMT
From my Archives: April 30, 2010 http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-my-archives-april-30-2010 Honeybee on purple: A fun photo shoot!

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) honeybee macro photo-journalism photography http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-my-archives-april-30-2010 Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:30:00 GMT
From my Archives: April 21, 2010 http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-my-archives-april-21-2010 Oh how I do love macro. This earwig I found in my room one night while editing photos. I decided to give him his own celebrity style photoshoot. turned out great. Same with the other random items I found and attempted to capture on my CF card.

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) animals macro photo-journalism photography http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-my-archives-april-21-2010 Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:00:00 GMT
From the Archives: April 17, 2010 http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-april-17-2010 Some random shots from 2010. I was really into macro stuff. Addicted, really. You can learn a lot about camera control, depth of field, and exposure when working at such close range. What do you put in focus? what is out of focus? And how simple can you keep it?

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) brick flower insects macro photo-journalism photography snail http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/2/from-the-archives-april-17-2010 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT
From my Archives: April 10, 2010 http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/1/from-my-archives-april-10-2010 Some random images from April of 2010. Sometimes going out to shoot it's about wandering and discovering what you can. Some days you focus in on one thing. And others it's about experiencing the world. Photography is a good lesson in mindfulness. 

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) photo-journalism photography http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/1/from-my-archives-april-10-2010 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:45:00 GMT
From my Archives: April 12, 2010 http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/1/from-my-archives-april-12-2010 Which one below is the Hover Fly? These little guys are great at imitating a honey bee. Right down to landing on flowers and collecting pollen! 

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) animals fly honeybee hover macro photo-journalism photography http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/1/from-my-archives-april-12-2010 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:45:00 GMT
From the Archives: May 9, 2010 http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/1/from-the-archives-may-9-2010 Some more random macro shots and a shot from Grant Park in Ventura, CA.

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palexander718@gmail.com (peter alexander photography) animals macro photo-journalism photography http://www.peteralexanderphotography.com/blog/2017/1/from-the-archives-may-9-2010 Sun, 29 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT