The University of the Pacific’s 2014-2015 Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet has been named the best undergraduate college small jazz combos in DownBeat magazine’s 39th annual Student Music Awards. In addition, the group’s vibraphonist Joel Ross was named best Soloist in Undergraduate College Outstanding Performances and drummer Jalon Archie was named best Jazz Soloist, Undergraduate College [...]
Photography, especially news photography is a lot like Jazz. There is a formula to Jazz. Basically, it contains a theme and musicians improvise around that theme. In news photography we often have to cover events that we’ve covered before. Like the improvisation in Jazz, photojournalists look for new ways to photograph whatever the event is. [...]
“Spring” is the theme of the current Readers Photo Challenge assignment and judging from the response spring has indeed sprung. Twenty-one readers sent in a whopping 134 photos. Most dealt with the growth that springtime brings. Flowers, both wild and homegrown, were a common subject. It’s also the season for the rebirth of living things, [...]
7/31/2011: A steer grazes on a hillside along Highway 26 and Paloma Road near Mokelumne Hill.
I’m a DSLR guy, after all it’s what I make my living with. But they’re not for everyone as this humorous video from Sony Thailand shows.
Spring is the season of wildflowers and the El Nino rains that we’ve gotten seem to have caused an explosion in the growth of wildflowers. There are reports of a “super bloom” in the usually barren Death Valley. A few weeks ago reader Pete Silva of Jackson sent me pictures a of beautiful poppies growing [...]
3/8/2013: A seed pod hangs off of a branch on a western redbud tree at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton.
Time marches on and March has come and gone. Here are 10 of my favorite previously unposted photos from 2016’s 3rd month .______________________________________________ 3/3/2016: ______________________________________________ 3/11/2016: ______________________________________________ 3/12/2016: ______________________________________________ 3/16/2016: ______________________________________________ 3/18/2016: ______________________________________________ 3/19/2016: _____________________________________________ 3/20/2016: ______________________________________________ 3/29/2016:
One cold February afternoon I stopped by the Phil and Marilyn Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve off of Woodbridge Road west of I-5 and Lodi looking for a weather photo and perhaps to get some shots of the elegant and stately birds that winter in the reserve. When I got there was a single person peering [...]
5/2/2014: A burrowing owl sits atop a fence pole along Ruggles Frontage Road and Arch Airport Road at the Stockto Metropolitan Airport in Stockton.