March in review

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” – Charles Dickens

March was a time of transition. From Winter to Spring, from basketball to baseball. Here are 10 favorites from last month.

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3/2/10:


Chris Freeman, new city librarian for the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, stands in the Cesar Chavez Central Library in downtown Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/125th sec. @ f/2.8 w/ flash. ISO: 400).

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3/4/10:


Joanna Estrada, 24, wears skeleton-face paint while protesting education budget cuts during a march down Pacific Avenue from Harding Way to Delta College in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 130mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 400).



University of the Pacific’s Jordan Rogers, right, has her shot blocked by Cal State Fullerton’s Mya Olivier during a women’s basketball game at Pacific’s Spanos Center in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 55mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 2500).

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3/10/10:


Attending anesthesiologist Samy Louka, right, shows medical student Daniel Fung how to intubate a patient during an operation at the San Joaquin County General Hospital in French Camp (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 55mm. Exposure: 1/125th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 200).

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3/14/10:


Kandie, a poodle, is held by Vienna Convalescent Hospital resident Tressie Dubois during a therapy dog training session at the hospital in Lodi (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 130mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 400).

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3/17/10:


Brookside Elementary School 3rd grader Lucille Moore participates in a sewing activity during the San Joaquin County Historical Museum’s Valley Days at Micke Grove Park near Lodi (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200).

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3/21/10:


Player Tiffany Tong, left, coach Gil Montes and league treasurer Evelia Marr paint a dugout at the Northern Little League field at Oak Park in Stockton as a part of Coaches Clean-Up Day. The trio and others were getting the field ready for their opening day on March 27 (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/8 w/ fill-flash. ISO: 100).



Pacific catcher Joe Oliveira is too late with the tag at home as USC’s Ricky Oropesa slides safely into home during a game at Klein Family Field on the Pacific campus in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/1000th sec. @ f/7.1. ISO: 200).

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3/24/10:


Blossoms bloom on one of 50 new cherry trees surrounding the Louis Park softball complex in Stockton. The trees were gifted to the city by Shizuoka, Japan through the The Sister City Association of Stockton Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 44mm. Exposure: 1/800th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200).

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3/25/10:


University of the Pacific painter Dennis Nuss is greeted by cloudy skies while painting handicapped parking sign posts near the Long Theatre on Pacific’s campus in Stockton Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/16 w/fill-flash. ISO: 200).

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