Category Archives: Humor

Less than helpful

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 22mm. Exposure: 1/60th sec. @ f/22. ISO: 200) You’ve see those generator-powered portable message signs on the side of the road or freeway. They alert motorists of construction or an accident ahead. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 55mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200) I […]

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Goggles

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/1000th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200) I stopped by the Tiger Aquatics Memorial Day Swim Meet looking not for a sports action shot, but rather something more feature-like. I didn’t know what I might find, but I thought it was worth taking a look. I got some action […]

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Gone with the wind

Strong winds push graduate Rafal Kepa’s tassel into is face during graduation ceremonies at Manteca High School in Manteca (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/400th sec. @ f/4. ISO: 200). Shooting outdoor graduations has its advantages, the main one being good light. You don’t have to worry about not having enough. […]

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Keeping a cool head

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 800) Delta College graduate Don Trung Tran of Tracy literally kept a cool head during commencement ceremonies at the Stockton Arena in downtown Stockton. He mounted a miniature working fan that he made in a sheet metal class atop his mortar […]

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Blast from the past: Hoop, there it is

Junior flower girls wait for the processional at the 2009 graduation ceremonies at the Grape Bowl in Lodi. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200) Since the 1920s The flower girl procession has been a graduation tradition at Lodi High. Junior girls carrying bouquets of flowers and […]

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Stronger together

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 135mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/8.ISO: 100) Recently, I spotted Victor Navarro of Manteca giving his 4-year-old son Christopher a piggyback ride, but in a little different way. On his stomach, Navarro lay on a skate board, and as his son sat on his back, they zipped down […]

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Do clothes make the man?

Regional administrator Katrina Holmes gives a tour of an operating room at the Sutter Gould Medical Plaza’ new surgery center in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/400th sec. @ f/ 2.8. ISO: 400) Record reporter Joe Goldeen and I recently toured the Sutter Gould Medical Foundation’s new surgery center in […]

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Going nukuler

“Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?” – George W. Bush, Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000 (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/4.5. ISO: 100) The Big Fun amusement park in Micke Grove near Lodi, is targeted for kids ranging in age from about 4 to 9 […]

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The 1st edition of the April First News

NASA budget cuts impacts new shuttle program. (Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 300mm w/1.4 extender. Exposure: 1/320th sec. @ f/ 5.6. ISO: 100) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced today that recent budget cutbacks has forced the agency to downsize designs for the replacement for their aging shuttle fleet. Plans now call for a […]

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Avoiding cliches

(Camera: NIkon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/11. ISO: 100) I shoot hundreds of assignments a year. I try hard to find a new and fresh approaches to shooting them, but I make thousands of individual pictures annually and it’s difficult to steer clear of cliches or to keep from […]

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