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Random Photos #51-54: Baby, it’s hot outside

  Top:  11-year-old Jesse Young of Lodi cools off by sliding down the water slide at the Anthony N. Gora Aquatic Center in Galt.   Center left: 7-year-old Ella Her-Xiong of Stockton plays in the interactive fountain at the Camanche picnic area at Micke Grove Park in Lodi.    Center right: 3-year-old Ni’imah Girley of Stockton [...]

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Random photo #50: Big wheel keep on turning

People wait to ride the ferris wheel at the Johnston Amusements carnival at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton.

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Random photo #49: Just another bike ride

Raymond Mendoza, 20, rides his extra tall bike near his home on Sonora Street near San Joaquin Street in Stockton. The bike is about as tall as Mendoza who says he’s stands at about 5-feet, 6 inches. He estimates that he’s around 8 feet tall when he rides it. Mendoza says he’s had the bike [...]

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Blast from the past: Retrograde progress

In 2007 I wrote a blog post about remembering a photo that I took in the late 1980s. It was of an adult couple having a pizza lunch by themselves on the playground equipment at Beckman Park in Lodi. It was one of those structures that had a spiral slide, a tube slide, a pole [...]

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Ordinary street sights

Recently I came across a couple of street scenes where the quality of light made the difference between ho-hum and exceptional. I was walking around downtown Stockton last week looking for an enterprise feature photo when I stopped to cross the street at Sutter Street and Weber Avenue. At my feet was a grate covering [...]

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Stage lighting on the cheap

Big name singers and many mid level performers can spend a lot of time, effort and money on lighting for their shows. Good light can add drama, beauty and even entertainment to a performance. At best, musical artists of lesser financial means often have to do with perfunctory lighting or none at all. While looking [...]

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Random photo #48: Topsy-turvy

Warm temperatures and sunny skies inspired Gerardo Gutierrez, 19, of Lodi, to do handstands at Beckman Park on Ham Lane and Century Boulevard in Lodi.

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Random photo #47: Like mother, like son

3-year-old Mahki McNeal washes his toy electric car while his mother Breanna Johnson washes her full-sized real car in the driveway of their home on Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton.

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Random Photo #46: Hulk fly kite!

Rick Cooper of Stockton tried to take advantage of the nice weather by trying to launch a small kite at Victory Park in Stockton. The day’s winds were unpredictable, changing directions often, and the kite didn’t get more than several feet off the ground.

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Random photo #45: High pressure clouds

Against a backdrop of cloudy morning skies Antonio Contreras with the Stockton-based Odyssey Landscape uses a high pressure water sprayer to clean the brick beneath the shade structure at the Weber Point Event Center in downtown Stockton.

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    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 ... Read Full
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