Category Archives: Nature

Color my (fall) world

Fall color is the subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment. New England is famed for the fall color of its forests, and rightly so. But if the East Coast isn’t included in your travel plans there are places much closer to home to photograph the changing of the seasons. The June Lake Loop [...]

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Random photo #37: Upon reflection

An egret is reflected as it rests on a partially submerged log in the waters of Smith Canal in Stockton.

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Blood moon rising II: The sequel

Early Wednesday morning watchers of the night sky will be able to witness the second “blood moon” of the year (the last one was on April 15). A “blood moon” happens during a total lunar eclipse. Light from the sun, which mostly is blocked by the earth, bends through our planet’s atmosphere. Particles, such as [...]

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Random photo # 36: Smoke gets in your skies

The setting sun tries to shine through smoke stained skies from the King Fire in Eldorado County over a stand of trees in Tracy.

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Random photo #35: Float like a butterfly

A butterfly rests on a wild sunflower growing along Highway 4 near Roberts Road in Stockton.

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Fond of fronds

Give a photographer nothing to do and what happens? He takes pictures, of course! I arrived a bit early to an assignment to photograph former St. Mary’s football standout Devin Lagorio at St. Mary’s Sanguinetti Field in Stockton. He played and coached semi-pro ball in Slovenia over the summer after graduating from Pacific College. As I [...]

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Fine feathered friends

I shoot hundreds of assignments a year, and occasionally there are a few days that what I shoot seems to have an unintentional theme. I had one of those days a few weeks ago. In the morning, I had an assignment to cover WWII-era veterans being flown to an air show at Travis AFB via [...]

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Random photo #22: F/8 and bee there

A bee crawls across an sunflower at the Boggs Tract Community Farm in Stockton.

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Blood moon rising

In the very early minutes of April 15 people living in North and America were witnesses the first of a series of celestial events. A full lunar eclipse heralded a set of four eclipses to come over the next year and an half, an event known as a tetrad. A full eclipse is also known [...]

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Wild and wet

There are just two of days left for the Readers Challenge wildflower assignment. While Saturday’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, there’s a chance of rain on Sunday. But don’t let that deter you because a little wet weather can be a boon for photographs of wildflowers. A light sprinkling of rain can add a [...]

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