Category Archives: Downtown Stockton

Gold again

All the great entries that were sent in for the last Readers Photo Challenge assignment, the golden hour, inspired me to head out and do some shooting during that magic time of day. Lindsay Street between Harrison and Edison Streets near the Stockton Ballpark in downtown Stockton isn’t what you might call the prettiest place […]

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All-American city

Small town events may seem hokey or at best quaint to some, but I have a soft spot in my heart for them. I grew up in the tiny Delta town of Walnut Grove. When I was a youngster its population was around 500 give or take a stray dog or two. Every Fourth of […]

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“…New York is where I’d rather stay. I get allergic smelling hay. I just adore a penthouse view.
 Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue…” – The Green Acres theme song by Vic Mizzy Landscapes are among the most popular subjects for photographers and lovers of photography. The most-entered categories in the San […]

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Fish kiss

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 90mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 200) On the last day of the four-day Bassmasters Duel in the Delta bass fishing tournament in Stockton, Stephen Browning of Hot Springs, Ark., must have known he hooked a big one. At the end-of-the-day weigh-in, he pulled a large dripping […]

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Second place

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 95mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 200). Not only a skilled fisherman, champion pro fisherman Skeet Reese is also a master showman. At the Duel in the Delta fishing tournament, instead of pulling his fish out of his boat’s live well all together in a mesh bag […]

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Delta duel

Never having developed the patience or the inclination for fishing, I rank it somewhere between watching grass grow and waiting for paint to dry. But at last Sunday’s final of the Bassmaster’s Duel in the Delta bass tournament, there was raucous fanfare and drama as the top 12 finalists brought their last day’s catch to […]

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Straight man

I’ve shot a number of comedians performing in Stockton over the years, and they tend to be pretty easy to shoot. The venues tend to be well lit with spotlights, and the toughest thing is trying to avoid camera shake from laughing too much. Invariably he jokesters not only use their observations and jokes but […]

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Echo chamber

“A bad word whispered will echo a hundred miles” – Chinese proverb A few weeks ago I was walking through the Weber Point Event Center in downtown Stockton looking for an enterprise feature picture. Having no luck, I started to leave. A young man walked up to me and asked me if I knew were […]

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Making light of

Last week Modesto held its annual tree lighting ceremony, only there was one thing missing: the lights. Modesto city officials opted out of putting lights on the tree as a cost-cutting measure, but they forgot to inform the city council members involved in the ceremony, who found out only after the switch was flipped.   […]

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Days of future past

I took a science fiction course when I was in college thinking it would be of about things like Star Wars and Star Trek . I quickly learned that the sci fi wasn’t about those fantasy adventures, but rather a serious genre. Futuristic settings were used by the authors that we read (Phillip K. Dick, […]

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