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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Out your backdoor

“There’s a giant doing cartwheels a statue wearin’ high heels Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn A dinosaur Victrola list’ning to Buck Owens Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my backdoor” – Out My Backdoor – John Fogerty When I was a photo student way back in the stone-age, one of my [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Rites of fall

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus The latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment is “fall.” Fall is the time of vibrantly colored foliage, migrating birds and cool, crisp days. It was up to each photographer to decide what epitomized fall and then find a way to illustrated it in [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Grace from fall

The season of Autumn is well upon us which is the inspiration for the next Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Fall. What most epitomizes the season is the color of fall leaves. With the shortening of the days and, to a lesser extent, the cooler days, changes them from their verdant greens to hues of red [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge: animals

“If we could talk to the animals, learn all their languages I could take an animal degree I’d study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle Alligator, guinea pig, and flea” – Talk to the Animals by Leslie Bricusse Animals are a source of fascination and subject matter for many photographers. They can be found in [...]

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A beautiful day for a walk

Last Saturday the local event for the Worldwide Photowalk Day was held at the Stockton Rural Cemetery. It’s a great place to shoot because its steeped in history and picturesque monuments and gravestones. Organizer Carrie Walker said that they had a modest crowd of about 8 people attend. Everyone had a fun time and there [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Animal kingdom

This past Tuesday was World Animal Day which is the inspiration for the next Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Animals. As a kid, I liked watching Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. I remember watching Jim Folwer wrestling with a large wild animal, an alligator, water buffalo or other such beast, while the more elderly host of [...]

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Walking the photowalk

Here’s a photo opportunity for you. This Saturday, October 1, there will be a photowalk at the Stockton Rural Cemetery (2350 Cemetery Lane) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Stockton. It coincides with an international event founded by Florida photographer Scott Kelby called the Worldwide Photowalk. For the past 9 years Kelby has set [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Open season

The current Readers Photo Challenge assignment didn’t have a specific subject but rather it was open to any subject from the previous assignments. In other words readers were encouraged send in their best pictures of whatever they wanted. From sunsets and close-ups to flowers and animals, whatever piqued their interests. Fourteen readers sent in 126 [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Open up

This is the 43rd challenge and we’ve covered many different kinds of photography, so this assignment it will be open to any of the previous 42 assignments. In other words, the choice of subject will be pretty much up to you. The only limitation is the normal 2-week period in which to shoot it. You [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge:Bring on the heat

The current Readers Photo Challenge assignment is “heat.” Some readers sent in photos of the sources of heat (the sun, a flame, etc.), while others showed the effects of heat. Whichever tactic they chose, they showed that they were all hot stuff. A total of thirty-seven photos were sent in by eight readers. Here are [...]

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