"The ides of March are come" – William Shakespeare

A couple of championship sporting events, a field trip to the Capitol
and and a picture of Spring love in bloom marked March. Here are some of my favorites
from the last month.

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3/2/09:


Blossoms blooms on an ornamental plum tree on Center Street and Poplar
Street in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 105mm micro.
Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200)

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3/5/09:

12-year-old Sarah Palmer, left, shares a moment with her sister Rebecca
Palmer, 14, a diversity exercise with emissaries from Oprah’s
Ambassadors at Hamilton Elementary School in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon
D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 48mm. Exposure: 1/125th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO:
500)


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3/11/09:


Bob Stahmer, left, and Armando Martinez, with Heinz hold up a display
to explain their company’s products at the Select-San Joaquin sponsored
AgVenture 2009 at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds in Lodi. About 2,500
Lodi Unified School District students attended the event designed to
teach children how products get “from the farm to the fridge.” (Camera:
Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/30th sec. @ f/2.8.
ISO: 200)

9-year-old Nancy Rivas, right, is picked up after school by big sister
Janet Rivas, 15, at Grant School in South Stockton. Stockton Unified
School District board of trustees has voted to close the K-4 school.
(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/500th
sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200)

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3/13/09:

4th grader Alisia Rutledge gives her reaction to listening to Stockton
Symphony conductor Peter Jaffe give a Power Point presentation during
an assembly at Ansel Adams School in Stockton. Jaffe spoke to students
at the school about the symphony’s debut of a piece composed by Jazz
legend Dave Brubeck and his son Chris Brubeck inspired by the work of
photographer Ansel Adams in April. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor
17-55mm @ 31mm. Exposure: 1/125th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 400)


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3/15/09:

Stockton Cougars Ernseto Bueno, top, celebrates with Majell Aterado
after Aterado  made a goal in the PASL-Pro championship game against
1790 Cincinnati at the Stockton Arena in downtown Stockton. (Camera:
Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO:
1600)

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3/21/09:

St. Mary’s Alle Moreno chases a loose ball with Inglewood’s Hazel
Ramirez during the CIF Division III state girls championship girls
basketball game at Arco Arena in Sacramento. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens:
Nikkor 70-200mm @ 130mm. Exposure: 1500th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 1250)

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3/22/09:

Desiree Robinson, and Kavin Kennebrew, both 17 of Stockton, take a cell
phone picture of themselves while waiting for a bus on Pacific Avenue
and Fulton Street in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor
17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 100)

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3/26/09:


11-year-old Jenna Rasmussen from Bohn Elementary School in Tracy takes
a picture of the senate chambers at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/60th sec.
@ f/2.8. ISO: 1600)

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3/29/09:


The Stockton Thunder’s James Bates shoots past Las Vegas Wrangler’s
Chris Neiszner during an ECHL game at the Stockton Arena in downtown
Stockton.(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 116mm. Exposure:
1/250th sec. @ f/5.6 w/ Elinchrome strobes. ISO: 200)

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