Category Archives: Pictorial

Art and Craft

“Art is in everything, man. I went to a museum the other day. After you come out of that museum everything looks like a piece of art…you look at the paintings and yeah they’re pretty cool, but look at this guy’s face, look at this beautiful girl here – all these walking sculptures, you know […]

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Ground Clouds

“Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth.” ~ Diane Ackerman

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Time off

“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in”. ~Robert Orben I’m taking the next couple of weeks off. I’ll be back on Mar. 1. I’ll post a few photos between now and then. Enjoy!

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Just the right moment

Maybe it’s me, maybe I’m just not satisfied with what is, but even when I come across what’s seemingly perfect, I wait for something better to come along. Often it doesn’t, but when it does, it can be well worth it. It had been foggy most of the day when it burned off late one […]

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Man-made scenics

From majestic landscapes of Yosemite, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone to quieter scenes of dew-covered meadows, budding spring blossoms and colorful wildlife, Mother Nature provides some great opportunities for photographers to take pictures. In such scenes man-made objects like buildings or billboards are at the very least annoyances. At their worst they can destroy the […]

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I love the night life

Here’s a photo opportunity: The Stockton Camera Club’s Carnival Lights Workshop is tonight. Anyone is welcome to show up at 8:00 p.m. at the club’s booth in Building 2 at the county fairgrounds in Stockton for some night shots of the colorful lights of the midway. All you’ll need is a camera, a tripod and […]

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Finding the beauty around us

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 38mm. Exposure: 1/320th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 200) There are some places that are not only forgettable, but when people do think of them, those thoughts aren’t favorable. An unpaved lot beneath the elevated portion of the Crosstown Freeway is one such place. It’s next to the city […]

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The long and unwinding road

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/11. ISO: 200) If you take Main Street eastward out of Stockton, it becomes Copperopolis Road at about Gillis Road, a little less than 2 miles outside the city limits. It’s your typical gently meandering country road for about the next three miles […]

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Time out

I’m taking a few days off for a little R & R. Here’s a Spring picture for you to enjoy until I get back on April 2. Poppies grow under a canopy of cloudy skies at Buckley Cove Park in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/20 w/fill-flash. […]

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The sneezy season

Almond blossoms bloom on a tree on Shimizu Drive near Ryde Avenue in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 55mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/11. ISO: 100). The vernal equinox is more than a month away (March 20), and parts of the East Coast are still digging out from some heavy snowstorms, but […]

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