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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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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Done with mirrors (and more)

The next Readers Photo Challenge assignment will be a time to reflect because “reflections” is the subject. Using reflections as a compositional element can add a little extra visual spice and interest to your photo. You can find reflections just about anywhere. The most obvious choice to create one is a mirror. You don’t have […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Animal planet

Animals were the subjects of this month’s readers Photo Challenge assignment. Some people sent in pictures of pets while others chose to find their animals in the wild. From mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects, most types of living things are represented here. Some were found close to home while others were photographed far and […]

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Plan for the unplanned (or switching gears)

In May, the Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California cycle race embarked from Stockton. I needed to get multiple pictures that told the whole story of the event, which meant that I had to plan carefully. Now, the tour is different from most sporting events. You only get a few opportunities to get […]

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When you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with

Occasionally I’ll be asked what’s the best camera. Is it a DSLR, superior to a point-and-shoot camera or smartphone? The answer is: it’s whatever you happen to have with you at the time. It may sound a bit flippant, but if all you have is one type of camera and not the other, you don;’t […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Bringing out the animal in you

Animals are the subjects for June’s Readers Photo Challenge. Most people have an affinity to on sort of creature or another and this challenge will encompass them all: mammals, birds, reptiles fish and insects. Whatever strikes your fancy and you can photograph it is fair game. Pets are a natural source of subjects for most […]

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All in a day’s work (or play)

People at work or play was the subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment. The idea of the assignment was not just to photograph the activities, which can be very different from each other, but rather to get pictures of people engaged in doing something and not just sitting for a portrait. Ten readers […]

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