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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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Remebering Picasso

I first met Bobby Muñoz of Stockton and his English bulldog Picasso in 2013 as they were walking along the promenade at the Weber Point Events Center in downtown Stockton. When I say ”they were walking” I mean Muñoz was walking while Picasso was riding a skateboard, yes a skateboard. Now, that’s not something you [...]

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Random Photo #71: Catching some air

With a backdrop of cloudy skies Peter Gutierrez of Manteca performs a trick on his skateboard at the skate park at the Lathrop Generations Center in Lathrop.

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In a fog

When walking to school as a kid, around 8 or 9 years old, on chilly winter mornings I would see the condensation from my billowing out of my mouth and the mouths of others. On one foggy morning, my kid logic put 2 and 2 together: fog came from people. A day with a light [...]

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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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