August Outtakes

“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.” – Ken Nerburn

August is now spent, signaling the end of summer and the start of the season of color. Here are some of my favorite photos from 2019’s 8th month.

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(8/1/19)
Suzanne Ledbetter takes ap picture of her 6-year-old son Chase in front of a large sign in front of the House of Ice Cream at 409 S. Cherokee Lane in Lodi. The sign that says “Eat Me” has rubbed some people the wrong way. Owner, Roderick Tyler, has already gotten complaints that it is inappropriate with a school nearby. (Camera: Nikon D5. Lens: Nikkor 24-120mm @ 24mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200) [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

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(8/3/19)
A visitors check out pictures on their phones at the art installation Field of Light at Sensorio by artist Bruce Munro, which consists of more than 58,800 LED lights on stalks nestled in a gently sloping ravine a few miles out side of Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County. (Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mk II. Lens: Canon 16-35mm @ 16mm. Exposure: 1/30th sec. @ f/3.2. ISO: 6400) [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]


(8/3/19)
People walk down a path while visiting the art installation Field of Light at Sensorio by artist Bruce Munro, which consists of more than 58,800 LED lights on stalks nestled in a gently sloping ravine a few miles out side of Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County. (Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mk II. Lens: Canon 70-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/30th sec. @ f/3.2. ISO: 6400) [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

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(8/8/19)
Ryan Herras of Castro Valley enjoys the mild temperatures by pulling his daughters Kyra, 9, and Ellie, 11, behind his bike via a cable as the glide along behind on their skates at the OakPark basketball court in Stockton. The family was in Stockton visiting the children’s grandmother. (Camera: Nikon D5. Lens: Nikkor 24-120mm @ 120mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/11. ISO: 200) [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

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(8/17/19)
Gail Nicolay rappels down the side of the 11-story, 127-ft tall California Building during the Over The Edge event in downtown Stockton. The event is a fundraiser for Community Hospice Foundation. (Camera: Nikon D5. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/6.3. ISO: 200) [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

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(8/23/19)
UOP student Erik Clemensen, right, runs through a cloud of colored powder thrown by fellow student Rahila Shah during a color run on the university’s campus in Stockton. About 275 students participated in the 3K run which was a part of the university’s Weekend of Welcome kickoff for the start of school. (Camera: Nikon D5. Lens: Nikkor 24-120mm @ 24mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/84. ISO: 200) [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

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(8/24/19)
Fourteen-year-old Zach Wallin, left, and his father Von Wallin pose for a picture in front of a giant LGBTQ flag at the entrance to the Stockton Pride Festival at the Weber Point Events Center in downtown Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D5. Lens: Nikkor 24-120mm @ 66mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200) [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

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(8/25/19)
Jason Fetters paddles his mermaid-themed boat in the 10th annual bathtub Races at the Louis Park boat ramp in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D5. Lens: Nikkor 270-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/6.3. ISO: 200) [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

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(8/31/19)
Brylyn McCormick of Turlock takes aim while competing in the Northern California Horsehoe Pitchers Association’s state Championships at the Louis Park horseshoe pits in Stockton. About 160 people competed in the 2-day event which continues on Sunday. (Camera: Nikon D5. Lens: Nikkor 200-400mm @ 400mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/6.3. ISO: 200) [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

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(9/1/19)
Nizhoni Ellenwood of San Francisco holds her 3-year-old son Palxcqiwn Ellenwood-Leighton as they dance in the 38th annual Stockton Community Pow Wow held at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D5. Lens: Nikkor 200-400mm @ 400mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200) [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

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