Anthony Dal Porto of Petaluma plays goalie with the help of his 3-year-old daughter Gabriella on his shoulders while playing soccer with his 6-year-old daughter Cecelia at Grupe Park in Stockton. Dal Porto and his family were in Stockton visiting family for the holidays.
“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” ― Jo Walton Nearly everyone loves a nice sunset. I’ve gone to places to photograph some only to find people already there ahead of me just to watch the sun go down. Along with sunrises, sunsets [...]
There are times when serendipity, chance happenings, produces some great photos. Who needs years of training and experience when luck is on your side? Sometimes, great photos are made just by being at the right place at the right time, or so it may seem. Knowledge of things like shutter speeds, apertures and lens choices [...]
Clouds are reflected in a puddle left by recent rains on the tennis courts at Louis Park in Stockton.
“All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.” – Thomas Wolfe My apologies for being late in posting the outtakes from October. Here are 10 of [...]
Last weekend I participated in the Journalism Association of Community College’s NorCal conference. The event was attended by students from community college newspapers from around the northern state. I started out at a community college, taking photo courses and being a staff member on the school’s paper, so when thinking of a topic for my [...]
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore Who doesn’t love a good sunset? Not me, I love them. Who can resist the warm colors spread across the sky at the end of the day? Not many. That’s [...]
The current Readers Photo Challenge assignment, “fill-flash,” may proved too challenging for some. Only 2 people sent in all of 3 qualified photos. I can understand trying a new technique can be intimidating but this one is an important one to learn. I use it all the time. In the two weeks between the issuance [...]
On September 27, a rare celestial event occurred: A supermoon eclipse. A supermoon is a full or new moon that happens when it is closest in its slightly elliptical orbit around the earth. It appears 14% bigger and shines 30% more light than a normal moon. Supermoons occur about once in every 14 moons. A [...]
“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.” – Henry Rollins September saw fiery sunsets, unseasonably hot days and Mexican Heritage Month. Here are 10 favorite from month number 9. ____________________________________________ 9/4/15: ____________________________________________ 9/8/15: ____________________________________________ 9/11/15: ____________________________________________ 9/19/15: ____________________________________________ 9/24/15: ____________________________________________ 9/25/19: ____________________________________________ [...]