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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.

Wildflower assignment reminder

There’s less than a week left in the Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Wildflowers. You don’t have to travel far out into the country to get a shot. There are many places within or close to city limits that you can go to find flowers growing in the wild. I got this shot of a milk [...]

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Walk on the wild side

I recently took a walk near the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge near Elk Grove. Perhaps it’s due to the drought and spring rains that have only come recently, but it seems that some of the wildflowers are a bit late and are just now starting to bloom. I saw emerging lavender carpets of long-beaked [...]

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Random photo #19: Color run

A recent sunset paints the sky over the Stockton Marina a bright orange as a jogger runs around the Weber Point Events Center in downtown Stockton.

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Peace out

The symbol of two raised fingers, the index and middle, have meant a number of things over the years. First, it represents the number 2. In American Sign Language it stands for that number as well as the letter “V.” It’s also known a sign for “victory” used most notably by Winston Churchill in the [...]

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Random photo #18: Rain ride

On a rainy night last week, streetlights shimmered off of the wet pavement in downtown Stockton.

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Upon reflection

A reflection can be one of those things that stares you right in the face and yet still go unnoticed. Often we’re too busy or distracted to see them. Sometimes when taking photos we can get into a certain mindset and not even consider the possibilities of using a reflection in a photo. Seeing how [...]

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Being Human

University of the Pacific student Sophia Chou takes a “selfie” with Brandon Stanton, author of the Blog and New York Times best selling book “Humans of New York after he autographed a copy of his book for her at the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House on the UOP campus in Stockton. Stanton then gave [...]

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Outtakes: March of time

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.” – Khalil Gibran March has come and gone and to paraphrase Tennessee Ernie Ford: “I’m another year older and deeper in debt” (it’s my birthday month). Here are [...]

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Now back to our regularly scheduled program

For those who realized that the previous post was an April Fool’s Day prank (and for those who didn’t, too), here is the photo in living color.

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April 1 News

April 1, 2014 – The Record has just announced that starting today all photos printed in the paper and on its Web site Recordnet.com will be in black and white. As printing costs skyrocket all papers are looking for ways to save money and not having to buy the cyan, magenta and yellow inks can [...]

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