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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.

Mother Nature Monday #25: Spine light

03/13/2014: Light catches the spines of a cactus plant at the home of Richard Soto in Stockton.

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Readers Photo Challenge: Open season

The current Readers Photo Challenge assignment didn’t have a specific subject but rather it was open to any subject from the previous assignments. In other words readers were encouraged send in their best pictures of whatever they wanted. From sunsets and close-ups to flowers and animals, whatever piqued their interests. Fourteen readers sent in 126 [...]

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Mother Nature Monday #24: Bishop Cut sunset

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A bokeh primer

Apple recently released it new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones. One of the features of the 7 Plus that the company touts is its ability to create bokeh, an effect that was previously only done by digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLR). The bokeh effect is known by most experienced photographers, but probably not [...]

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Outtakes: August in review

August signals the end of summer and with it the advent of football season. Here’s one last look at summer with 10 of my favorite previously unposted pictures from August. ____________________________________________ 8/20/2016: Lincoln’s Justin Watson tries to evade a tackle by Lodi’s Michael Graumann defender during a six-team scrimmage hosted by Lincoln High at Lincoln’s [...]

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Mother Nature Monday #24: Bareback rider

A bird perches on the back of a sheep as it grazes with the rest of its flock in the hazy morning sun in an alfalfa field on Walnut Grove Thornton Road and Staten Island Road in Walnut Grove.

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Random Photo # 67: I went down to the crossroads

Early morning sunlight glints off of the intersection of the CCT and ST&E railroad tracks at the east end of Roosevelt Street in Stockton.

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Mother Nature Monday #23: Fly-in

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Open up

This is the 43rd challenge and we’ve covered many different kinds of photography, so this assignment it will be open to any of the previous 42 assignments. In other words, the choice of subject will be pretty much up to you. The only limitation is the normal 2-week period in which to shoot it. You [...]

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Random Photo #66: Duck, duck…

7/13/2016: A white duck is reflected as it floats lazily on the still waters of one of the ponds at Victory Park in Stockton.

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