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Fire sale

Great California Garage Sale is a part of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan to fill the gaping hole in the state budget. Surplus items as well as items seized by the CHP were put on sale in the Department of General Services Surplus Property Warehouse in Sacramento. Everything from office furniture to automobiles, from computers to […]

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Take this job and…

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO:800) I know how bad the economy is. With cutbacks and layoffs newspaper staffs all over are smaller than ever and we’re all working harder with less. They way things are, getting out of the business in one way or another has crossed the […]

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One is the loneliest number

A infant’s shoe lies in the street on Buena Vista Avenue near Willow Street in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/11. ISO: 200). In some ways shoes can be like old, trusted friends. The support and protect us as we walk through our lives. Some shoes are […]

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Up and coming

After the fair judging, Mark Findlay related a story to me of one of the photographers in the show. He said that Makana Livermore of Stockton first entered a couple years ago and did just okay. Last year, her worked improved remarkably and she won several awards in the Amateur division. This year Findlay encouraged […]

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Judge not, lest ye be judged

San Joaquin County Fair Adult Photo Show coordinator Mark Findlay puts up photos in Building 4 of the fairgrounds in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/40th sec. @ f2.8. ISO: 320). First place in the “other” category of the San Joaquin County Fair Adult Amateur photo competition titled: “Red Flower with […]

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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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Parts are parts

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/40th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 200) Students in Bret Harte School’s agriculture program in Angels Camp, in part, raise chickens as fryers for food. This time of year, morning temperatures in the Lode can still be a bit chilly and there was a little frost on […]

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Nature fresh

Scott Johnson of Brentwood and Rona Malveda of Tracy, brave a rain shower to do some shopping at the Farmers’ Market in downtown Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th @ f/5.6. ISO: 200) In the produce aisle in my local supermarket, a small strobe light flashes periodically and a recorded rumble […]

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Pictures, brick by brick

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 105mm macro. Exposure: 250th sec. @ f/22 w/ Dyna-Lite strobes. ISO: 100) British photographer Mike Stimpson, aka Balakov, is a fan of classic photographs. He’s also nuts about Legos. He’s combined his love of photography and a passion for the plastic building blocks and made a series of re-creations of […]

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