Category Archives: Miscellaneous

To infinity and beyond!

Last month I wrote about the Library of Congress’s Digital Collections where anyone can browse and download any images from the collection for free. Now there is another great online asset that one can find some great and/or historic images. The NASA Image and Video Library has made available the thousands of pictures, artist renderings […]

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Years ago, when carpooling my son Christopher and his friend Jeffery to a soccer game, Jeffery (according to Christopher) came up with a new in-car travel game. Whenever one of them would spot double numbers or letters on a license plate (22, BB, etc) they would shout “doubles” then punch the other in the shoulder. […]

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“God made a photographer”

One of the more notable television commercials during the Super Bowl was one for the Dodge Ram pickup. Instead of video, it used photojournalistic still pictures set in a slideshow-style presentation in which famed radio announcer the late Paul Harvey recited a poem called “God Made a Farmer.” The result was a moving production of […]

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I’ve taken down the previous post about the Stockton Camera Club’s carnival lights workshop. Due to a mistake in the fair’s still exhibition guidebook I erroneously posted that the workshop was tonight, but the fair is closed today. I’ll repost it when I get the correct date. I apologize for the error.

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In honor of Leap Day,, in collaboration with the Magnum photo agency, has posted a gallery of pictures shot by famed photographer Philippe Halsman, who shot more than 100 cover portraits for Life Magazine. Halsman often asked his subjects to jump for a picture. His reasoning was that they would concentrate so much on […]

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Bodega Bay is such a tranquil and beautiful place that there are more pictures to be had than I have words for. Here are some outtakes from my recent trip there.

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The ol’ soft shoe

If you’ve been to the Stockton Police Station in downtown Stockton within the past few years you may have noticed a new bounce in your step. The sidewalk surrounding the block that makes up the PD is made of a soft spongy rubbery material (there’s also a smaller portion of Oak and Center streets made […]

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Rock the vote

Whether you go to your polling place or vote absentee, voting is fundamental to a democracy. Personally, I like going to my polling place, it makes me feel like I’m a part of the whole process that we call America. Plus I like the little stickers they give you. If you haven’t voted yet, then […]

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Dishing the dirt

Fearing that I might get dirty, I wore jeans to the Copper Trails horseback rides in Copperopolis. Those fears were unfounded, I only got a little dust on my shoes. After that assignment was done and I got back to the office, Record photo editor Craig Sanders gave me another assignment for a hearing at […]

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A boy and his dog

Part of the power of photography is that of memory. Like a whiff of a scent or the snippet of a song, a photograph can rekindle memories long buried and thought gone. At my mother’s house in Walnut Grove I recently found a suitcase full of old photo albums and loose pictures. From old black […]

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