Category Archives: Night

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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Lighting up the holidays

Bethany: “ Is your house on fire, Clark?” Clark: “No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.” From National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Christmas is the season of lights, and almost every neighborhood has at least one house that does it up right. Most lights are up for only a few weeks to a month […]

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Dancing Christmas lights redux

I actually shot this video of the Christmas music and lights on Don and Linda Smith’s at 3606 Northstar Drive in north Stockton last year. They’re up again this year, just as same as last. So here’s an encore performance. Happy Holidays!

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Bright lights corrected

“Bright light city gonna set my soul, Gonna set my soul on fire…” – Viva Las Vegas by Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus On Friday night Sept. 28 the Stockton Camera Club will hold its “Night of Carnival Lights and Fun” workshop at the San Joaquin County Fair. It’s a hands-on meeting led by the […]

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Big bang boom!

The quote “The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long,” by 6th century Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu could be used to describe what happened at this year’s Independence Day fireworks show in San Diego last week. An apparent computer glitch accidentally set off all of the thousands of fireworks on four barges […]

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Fireworks redux

“Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.” – Tommy Cooper It’s the Independence Day season, which means it’s fireworks time. Last 4th of July I posted an entry on shooting fireworks so here’s a link for a little […]

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Close to you

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amoré” – That’s Amoré by Harry Warren and Jack Brooks Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s supermoon! While it may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, tonight’s full moon is known as […]

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Heavenly bodies

Early last month I had read that spectacular celestial alignment would occur. The planets Venus and Jupiter were to appear close together in the western sky just after sunset for most of March. And aside for the moon, the two would be the two brightest objects in the sky. I was working the night shift […]

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Season of lights

During the holiday season Christmas lights brighten the night, both literally and figuratively. They fill the cold winter darkness with an inviting, festive glow, but they aren’t the only lights that fill the nighttime with color. Last month I had just returned to the office from an evening of photographing Christmas lights around Stockton. Though […]

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Bump in the night

On my trip to Bodega Bay I wanted to get some night shots. After my day along the headlands, I drove to a nearby restaurant to have dinner. Then, as darkness fell, I headed out back to where I had been previously. As the last remnants of the sunset faded away, I climbed down a […]

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