August faves

“Fairest of the months!
Ripe summer’s queen
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen
Sweet August doth appear.”
– R. Combe Miller

August has ended marking the waning of Summer. From here the days will continue to grow shorter, the temperatures cooler and high school football is not far away. Here’s a review of some of the month’s favorite pictures.

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8/4/09:

Two-year-old Loreal Brice blows soap bubbles at the National Night Out event at the Villa Montecito apartments in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 200).


Nine-year-old Eladio Lucero plays a hula-hoop game at the National Night Out event at the Villa Montecito apartments in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200).

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8/5/09:

Artist Guillermo Kelly paints a mural on the walls and ceiling of St.Mary’s Church in downtown Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/50th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 800).
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8/7/09:

Stockton Ports’ Frank Martinez leaps for a high throw as the Inland Empire 66ers’ Preston Mattingly safely steals second during a California League game at the Banner Island Ballpark in downtown Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 400).

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8/17/09:

Delta volleyball player Keisha Leggs, left, tries to spike the ball past teammate Lorena Ibarra during a practice at Marcopulos Gym on the Delta Campus in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 1600).
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8/21/09:

A welder works on the roof of a new gymnasium under construction at Williams Brotherhood Park in Stockton. The gym, scheduled for completion in December, will be jointly used by Edward. C. Merlo Institute for Environmental Technology and the Dorothy Jones Community and Health Center. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/2000th sec. @ f/11. ISO: 200).
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8/24/09:

Eight-year-old Malina Cahcu of Stockton reacts to the coldness of the water as she plays in the spray of a sprinkler in her front yard on Walnut Street and Buena Vista Avenue in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/5. ISO: 200).

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8/25/09:

Victor Navarro of Stockton carries his 4-year-old son Christopher Navarro on his shoulders as they cool off in the fountain at the Weber Point Event Center in downtown Stockton  (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm 17mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/11. ISO: 200).

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8/28/09:

Felipe Martinez, right, works with young boxer Jesus Jaimes, 13, in a boxing ring in a training facility that Martinez built in his backyard in Lathrop (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/5 w/ fill-flash. ISO: 100).

Pacific’s Kayla Villapando, left, and Laura Hernandez fight for a header with Portland State’s Megan Martin during a women’s soccer game at A.A. Stagg Memorial Stadium on the UOP campus in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 640).

Hundreds of people gather on the lawn outside of DeRosa University Center to watch the launch of the space shuttle Discovery carrying Stockton Native and UOP alum Jose Hernandez, on the UOP campus in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 19mm. Exposure: 1/15th sec. @ f/2.8 w/flash. ISO: 1600).

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