Category Archives: Night

Color temperature

In my last post I mention little bit about color temperature. Each light source has its own “temperature,” and thus they glow at different colors. Most appear to our eyes as normal white light because our brains compensate for the color shifts. A tungsten or incandescent light bulb will have a warm orange/yellow glow; Fluorescents […]

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Owning the night

“Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.” – Henry David Thoreau My wife and I were driving home on evening after dropping our son off at a Boy Scout troop meeting. We needed a few grocery items so we stopped at a supermarket on the way home. We’ve passed by it many […]

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Holiday spirit

  “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.” “You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town… He’s making a list And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice Santa Claus is coming to town… He sees […]

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Rockets red glare

For those of you headed out to watch a public Independence Day fireworks display, here’s a nice primer from the Fstoppers Web site on how to photograph them. Have fun and happy Fourth of July!

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Nighttime is the right time

The summer season is vacation time for most people. Some families may drive on short trips to relatively local tourist attractions, while others may fly off to more faraway/exotic locations. Whether you take a holiday near or far, photos of your vacation are always a part of the equation. Most will schedule their itineraries to […]

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Camera club photo ops

Here are a couple of new photo ops for you at this year’s San Joaquin County Fair in Stockton. In addition to the Stockton Camera Club’s annual carnival lights workshop (Friday, June 14, 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., meet in Building 2), the club will host two new hands-on meetings at the fair. The first […]

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Comet chasing

On March 10 I went on the hunt for the Pan-STARRS comet. News reports and science websites said that the comet would be visible to the naked eye near the western horizon just after sundown during several days around the middle of the month. I went out to Buckley Cove Park overlooking the deep water […]

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Random Photo #15: Red bear

Nearly everyone in Stockton knows the two golden bear statues that stand in front of the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium in downtown Stockton. Many a Stockton child has climbed on one of the other at some point. A few years ago the static movie marquee-style message board near the bear at the southeast corner of […]

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Random Photo #13: True blue

Over downtown Stockton early one recent evening just after sundown, the blue hour rolled in along with some approaching storm clouds. The grey stone façade of the California Building on Main and San Joaquin Streets was bathed in the blue glow of twilight. But a ceiling light fixture seen through a window gave a warm […]

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Christmas lights addendum

There’s still a few more days left in the holiday season and with them a few more opportunities to take some photos of some Christmas light displays if you haven’t already. Once you’ve got the basics of shooting Christmas lights down, here are a couple of other techniques that are a bit more advanced. First […]

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