(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 105mm macro. Exposure: 1/80 sec., @ f/10. ISO: 200)
“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
Joe Woods of Stockton fishes near the water’s edge of Smith Canal at American Legion Park Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm @ 130mm. Exposure: 1/500sec., @ f/5.6. ISO: 200)
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
Gabriella Cruz dances with her fellow members of the Los Danzantes Del Puerto ballet folklorico group during a practice at the Northeast Community Center in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm @ 145mm. Exposure: 1/60sec., @ f/3.2. ISO: 200)
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”- William Arthur Ward
Clouds pass by a oak tree on Sierra View Court near Bezley Road in Clements. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 22mm. Exposure: 1/500sec., @ f/20. ISO: 200)
Sharing, that’s what its been all about. When I’m out on assignment, I’m often asked about my job, how I get certain shots, who I’ve taken pictures of, what my favorite thing to shoot is, etc. I thought I could talk about all those things and more in a blog. On February 9, 2007, The Record graciously and eagerly allowed me a forum for my thoughts and pictures.
Steam rises from the 81 degree water as St. Mary’s High water polo player Kyle McDermott practices with his team at night at the school’s Cortopassi Aquatics Center in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250sec., @ f/2.8 ISO: 800)
It’s hard to believe that its been a year since I made my first foray into the blogosphere. It’s been a fun and interesting journey. I hope you’ve enjoyed the entries I’ve posted as much as I have. Thank you for letting me share my photos, experiences and thoughts with you, and here’s to another year.