Category Archives: Night

Readers challenge: Holiday lights

Nothing visually epitomizes the holiday season than Christmas lights, which is the subject of the current Readers Photo Challenge assignment. Some people put up simple yet elegant white lights while others put up those of every color in the rainbow. Either way, from neighborhoods to shopping centers, they lend a festive air to the season. […]

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Season of lights

The start of the holiday season is just a week a way and with it comes the season of lights. The next Readers Photo Challenge assignment is Christmas lights. While it might seem a bit early (Christmas is still several weeks away) there are already holiday commercials playing on television and some stores have put […]

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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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Out of the unclear blue sky

Here’s an example of what the blue hour can do for your photographs. Just this past weekend my family and I took a mini vacation to San Diego. A light summer rain had fallen earlier in the day, and in the evening we went to dinner at the Old Town Mexican Café in the historic […]

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Random photo #31: Teed off

Miguel Dominguez of Stockton practices his golf swing against a colorful sunset at the driving range at the Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton.

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Random photo #25: Woman on a ledge.

A woman stands on the third floor balcony of the Franco Building on Washington and Hunter Streets during the “Blue hour” in downtown 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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Random photo #18: Rain ride

On a rainy night last week, streetlights shimmered off of the wet pavement in downtown Stockton.

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I love the nightlife

In the 11 previous Readers Photo Challenge assignments the Challenge received an average of about 60 photos from about 20 entrants, give or take (The very first one, “Flowers,” 123 photos were sent in from 40 readers). But the latest assignment, “Night,” may have proved a bit too daunting for some. Only 7 readers sent […]

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Moon night

Getting a photo of the moon is a little different than getting your usual night shot. Typical night photography normally entails either using long exposures, or high ISOs (or both). A moon shot (apologies to NASA) involves daylight exposures. Why you may ask? Our only natural satellite is at an average distance of about 238,000 […]

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