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Cloudy skies

TOP: Clouds move in fill the skies over Lodi Lake in Lodi. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies for the next few days with the possibility of rain on Monday. BOTTOM LEFT: The leaves of a vine on an arbor turn yellow against cloudy skies at Lodi Lake. BOTTOM RIGHT: Kyle Loock of Lodi [...]

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The great last-minute pumpkin hunt

TOP:  Brittany Wait and her 4-year-old daughter Zariah look for a last minute pumpkin at the Phillips Farms pumpkin patch on Highway 12 near I-5 in Lodi.  BOTTOM LEFT: A variety of pumpkins for sale at the Phillips Farms pumpkin patch.  BOTTOM RIGHT: Three-year-old Andrew Seed, left, and his 4-year-old sister Olivia Seed pose for [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Wide open

Most of the challenge assignments are of a single subject. Sometimes its something that I think might interesting, other times it may be about some technique that I think may be worth trying out. This assignment, however, will be an open one, meaning the subject is what ever you want it to be. Sometimes I’ll [...]

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Sandhill cranes return

TOP LEFT: A pair of sandhill cranes wade through a flooded field at the Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve in the evening west of Lodi. TOP RIGHT: A flock of sandhill cranes flies into the Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve. MIDDLE: A pair of sandhill cranes fly past the setting sun on their way to the Isenberg [...]

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Word up

TOP LEFT: University of the Pacific student Joshua Wong poses for a picture in a photo studio for the One Word Project at the DeRosa University Center on the UOP campus in the Stockton.TOP RIGHT: University of the Pacific student Prajakta Prasana takes a picture during a One Word photo session at UOP’s DeRosa University [...]

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Random photo #74: Hoops

  Colorful hula hoops lay on the ground at the YMCA at Manlio Silva Elementary School in Stockton.

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Circle of drums

TOP: Nora Duffy plays the congas in a weekly drum circle with a group of other percussionists at DeCarli Waterfront Square in downtown Stockton. MIDDLE LEFT: Raymond Vega plays the timbales in a weekly drum circle at DeCarli Waterfront Square. MIDDLE RIGHT: Ricky LaTour plays the congas at DeCarli Waterfront Square. BOTTOM: A group of [...]

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Random Photo #73: Smokey sunrise

A blood red sun rises east of the Stone Lakes Wildlife Refuge in Elk Grove through the smoke from several Northern California wildfires that has settled in the valley.

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Sunset, moonrise

On Saturday night I photographed the weekly races at Stockton 99 Speedway in Stockton. I set up in my usual spot atop the press box on the west side of the track. It affords me a relatively unobstructed view over the safety fence. At around 8:00 p.m. between races I looked to the west and [...]

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Random photo #73: Cold play

Despite a cold wind and approaching storm clouds, Edgar Mangato of Stockton takes time to practice his 12-string guitar on a bench at the Weber Point Events Center in downtown Stockton.

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