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July outtakes: Knee high by the 4th of July

We’re well past the halfway point pf 2019 and into the backstretch of the year. Here are some of my favorites from July. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

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Readers Photo Challenge: Mellow yellow

The color yellow is the subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge. Some of the images entered were almost entirely yellow and others just used the color as an accent. Some found bright and bold colors while others used a more subtle hue. While yellow is sometimes considered the color of cowardice, our readers didn’t […]

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National Purple Heart Day honors wounded vets

Aug. 7 is National Purple Heart Day. It was originally created by Gen. George Washington to commemorate meritorious service during the Revolutionary War but fell into disuse after the war, according to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. It was revived by Gen. Douglas McArthur on the Washington’s 200th birthday in 1932 to commemorate […]

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Seeing the light

Is there a difference between the exposure of a good picture and a bad one? The answer is no. The making of an exposure is a purely technical thing. Whether you set your camera manually or if you put it on automatic, the process is the same. The ISO (light sensitivity) is set. From there […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Follow the yellow brick road

“It is the color closest to light. In its utmost purity it always implies the nature of brightness and has a cheerful, serene, gently stimulating character. Hence, experience teaches us that yellow makes a thoroughly warm and comforting impression.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment is not a […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Upon reflection

“Reflections” is the topic of the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment. Using a reflection in a photo gives one the unique opportunity to double the subject matter or compositional elements in the image. Like clouds in the skies? Then you an double them by having them reflected in a mirror or window. A landscape can […]

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Of photographs and memories

On July 7, I volunteered to be one of the cashier/runners for Bingo at the Walnut Grove Buddhist Church’s annual bazaar. Even though I haven’t lived in the small Delta town for decades, I’ve gone back to help out at the church, as have many Walnut Grove expatriates, for most of my adult life. The […]

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June’s swoon: Outtakes

June featured flags, the county fair and Philippines Independence Day. Here is the month in review.

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May outtakes

May had Gabe Flores, Jr., a farm-to-fork feast, and a big fire. Here’s May for your perusal.

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A cure for photographer’s block

There are times when I’m on an assignment, usually a sporing event, where I just can’t get into the rhythm of the game. My timing is off or non-existent. Consider it a photographer’s version of writer’s block. This is usually as the beginning of the season when I’m a bit rusty as shooting that particular […]

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