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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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Happy Holiday

(Camera: Canon EOS 20D. Lens: Canon 17-55mm @ 48mm. Exposure: 1/30th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 400) “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge No Christmas would be complete […]

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