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Clifford Oto

Clifford Oto, an award-winning photographer, has been with The Record since 1984. Through the changes from black and white to digital photography, he’s kept his focus on covering the events, people and life of San Joaquin county. This blog deals with photography, camera gear, the photos taken for the paper and the stories behind them.

Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Out your backdoor

“There’s a giant doing cartwheels a statue wearin’ high heels Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn A dinosaur Victrola list’ning to Buck Owens Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my backdoor” – Out My Backdoor – John Fogerty When I was a photo student way back in the stone-age, one of my [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Rites of fall

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus The latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment is “fall.” Fall is the time of vibrantly colored foliage, migrating birds and cool, crisp days. It was up to each photographer to decide what epitomized fall and then find a way to illustrated it in [...]

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Moon shots

Last Monday we experienced what’s called a “supermoon.” It’s when the moon comes closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit (its perigee) appearing up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when it is at its furthest point (apogee). It occurs, on average, once every 14 months, though there are some long periods without one [...]

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Mother Nature Monday: #27: Just dew it

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A grateful nation gives its thanks

Today is Veterans Day, a day we thank those who have served and sacrificed for our country. In 1918 WWI ended between Germany and the Allied nations on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. A year later President Woodrow Wilson observed the first Armistice Day announced that the day should [...]

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October outtakes 2016

The end of October brings on the tail end of fall and with it the winding down of the Autumn sports season. Here are my 10 favorite previously unposted photos from October. ____________________________________________ 10/3/2015: ____________________________________________ 10/4/2016: ____________________________________________ 10/7/2016: ____________________________________________ 10/16/2016: ____________________________________________ 10/20/2016: ____________________________________________ 10/22/2016:  

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A product in search of a market?

    Photos courtesy LeicaThe venerable German camera maker Leica has introduced a new camera, the Sofort, and I am both intrigued and puzzled by it. In the old film days, Leica was know for it’s unparalleled optics and superb craftsmanship and build quality of its equipment. Its cameras were pricey and coveted by many [...]

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Random photo # 69: Calm before the storm

Taken before the polls closed last night. Joshua Huerta of Stockton takes time to enjoy the quite sunset while fishing along the shores of the deep water channel at Buckley Cove in Stockton.

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Grace from fall

The season of Autumn is well upon us which is the inspiration for the next Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Fall. What most epitomizes the season is the color of fall leaves. With the shortening of the days and, to a lesser extent, the cooler days, changes them from their verdant greens to hues of red [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge: animals

“If we could talk to the animals, learn all their languages I could take an animal degree I’d study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle Alligator, guinea pig, and flea” – Talk to the Animals by Leslie Bricusse Animals are a source of fascination and subject matter for many photographers. They can be found in [...]

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