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Mystery light

Large gravitational bodies such as planets or stars can cause the normally straight path of light to follow the curvature of space, but on our level light tends to travel in a straight line. I’ve shot the Stockton Ports home games for several weeks now and I’ve noticed a curious light phenomenon. Right at about […]

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Bam! Pow! Biff! Zowie!

In the comic books when the hero throws a punch and sends the villain reeling, there’s usually an impact explosion often accompanied by a visual sound effect (something along the lines of Bam! Pow! Biff! or Zowie!). It adds some excitement and enhances the action of the scene. In real life, it’s just not that […]

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The price of fame

At the Ports’ home opener I got a cute shot of 3-year-old Julian Benton of Stockton getting a high five from the team’s mascot Splash. Nearby was Julian’s big brother, 9-year-old Elbert Benton. I could tell that he wanted to be in the paper too but to his credit he didn’t try to take the […]

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High fives

At a recent Stockton Ports baseball game against the Inland Empire 66ers, Ports’ catcher Petey Paramore hit a 2-run homer in the bottom of the third inning. Jeremy Barfield, who made it to first ahead of Paramore on a walk, crossed home plate and waited to congratulate his teammate. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm […]

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Rain or shine

Stockton Port’s Murphy Smith throws against the Inland Empire 66ers during a game at the Banner Island Ballpark in downtown Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/1000th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 200). “…Football is played in any kind of weather. Rain, sleet, snow, hail and mud. Can’t read numbers on the field, can’t […]

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Double your fun

Creating a double-exposure photo is a lot easier now than in the days of film. In those old days, there were two main avenues to take — in-camera and in the darkroom, each in turn with two techniques of their own. Stockton Port’s pitcher Pedro Figueroa’s form is displayed in a multiple exposure shot as […]

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In and out of position

Stockton Ports’ Michael Richard is forced out at second by San Jose Giants’ Brian Bocock during a California League game at the Banner Island Ballpark in downtown Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300m. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/4. ISO: 400).On occasion I’ve been asked” “where’s the best spot to shoot sports?” The answer is: […]

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Tattoo you

Fans watch the Stockton Ports take on the Lake Elsinore Storm at the Stockton Ballpark in dowtnown Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 200) My wife brought up an interesting point the other day. Are there people in China, Japan or other Asian countries that have English words […]

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The games people play

Sumitaka Kurose, of Shizuoka, Japan, dances with Stockton Ports’ mascot Splash during the “dance for your dinner” promo between innings at the Ports’ game against the Modesto Nuts at the Stockton Ballpark in downtown Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/4. ISO: 800) Like most minor league teams, Stockton […]

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Blast from the past: Face value

“I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll make an exception” – Groucho Marx (Camera Nikon D1H. Lens: Nikkor 500mm. Exposure: 1/500 sec. @ f/ 7.1. ISO 200) 7/20/2003: I shot Stockton Ports’ pitcher Richard Gilbert throwing during a game against the Modesto A’s at Billy Hebert Field in Stockton. After each throw […]

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