Category Archives: Pictorial

Random photo #53: Blue oak

The blue hour descends over a valley oak tree growing in a vineyard on Live Oak and Angier Roads in Lodi.

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Richard Kiel: RIP

Actor Richard Kiel, best known for portraying the steel-toothed villain “Jaws” in two of the Roger Moore-era Bond films, died on September 10 at the age of 74. I photographed him in 2012 during his appearance at MiniCon at UOP’s Spanos Center. At 7-ft, 2-inches tall he was an imposing figure but genuinely seemed like […]

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Random photo #26: Captian Hook’s hook

A play of late afternoon light reveals Captain Hook’s hook in a shadow of a door handle on an equipment building at Delta College’s DiRicco Field 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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Random photo #21: Beautiful clouds, beautiful ride

A bicyclist rides down the Calaveras Bike Path against a backdrop of cloudy skies near Brookside Road and Crown Avenue in Stockton.

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Plan B from Bodega Bay

Recently I drove my son and two other boys on their scout troop’s annual weekend outing to the Bodega Dunes campground in Bodega Bay. We left I around 4 p.m on a Friday and made good time, arriving just before sunset. I had to work the next day, so I couldn’t stay overnight, but I […]

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Horse on a hill, redux

“There are places I remember All my life, though some have changed 
Some forever not for better 
Some have gone and some remain 
All these places have their moments 
With lovers and friends I still can recall 
Some are dead and some are living 
In my life I’ve loved them all” -In My Life by […]

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Personally speaking

My college photo instructor Dick Fleming once said the difference between a professional photographer and an amateur is that when you’re a pro “you have to be creative next Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.” That means you can’t wait until inspiration hits you but rather you have to be creative when the job requires it. The […]

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Spring, up close and personal

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, the saying goes. In that same vein, what one would think of as a weed could be considered a wildflower by others. When you travel into the rural parts of the city and county, wild plants can be seen alongside the roads and freeways as well as orchard […]

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Scenic drive: The road to Pardee

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” – Greg Anderson Recently I ferried my son and four other boys in my family’s minivan to a weekend scout camp out at the Pardee Resevoir recreation area near Ione. We left about 5:30 in the […]

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