Tag Archives: 2009

Year in pictures II: Editing

Clouds rise over a hillside near Valley Springs (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 110mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/16. ISO: 200). One of the hardest things for photographers to do is to edit their own work. There may be pictures that the photographer has an emotional attachment to but may not be among […]

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November in Review

November in Review “Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils.” –  Cyril Connolly The passing of November heralds the beginning of the end in many respects. Colder weather signals fall’s demise and winter’s icy onset. And a mere 31 more days will mark the end of […]

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October in Review

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” – Humbert Wolfe Cool, crisp mornings and leaves turning colors signal that the last remnants of summer have finally left us and fall begins in earnest. Here are 10 of my favorites from […]

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Remember September

“How lovely the world is In September Warm air Leaves just turning gold Summer still lingering Autumn coming nearer It is a time of bittersweet endings And bittersweet beginnings It seems that every September The world takes a deep breath Shakes off the August heat Prepares for a long winter Knowing no one will feel […]

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Counties fair: 2009 edition

(Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 17-55mm @ 23mm. Exposure: 1/60th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 400) I like looking at the county exhibits at the State Fair in Sacramento. Call me a nerd, call me a geek, but for me it’s fun to see how the different counties see themselves and the cleverness and creativity (or […]

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August faves

“Fairest of the months! Ripe summer’s queen The hey-day of the year With robes that gleam with sunny sheen Sweet August doth appear.” – R. Combe Miller August has ended marking the waning of Summer. From here the days will continue to grow shorter, the temperatures cooler and high school football is not far away. […]

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July’s review

“July is light blue The color of the sky July feels like a long vacation In the sun It sounds like waves splashing alone the beach July smells like my birthday cake It tastes like chocolate ice-cream July is the best month of the year” –July by Gurpiar Sidhu Summer is in full swing, and […]

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June in review

“It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes, And pleasant scents the noses.” –  Nathaniel Parker Willis Here are 10 favorite photos from June. Enjoy! _________________________________________ 6/3/09: Graduate Carla Hale gets a hug from David Collum at the graduates recognition ceremony at CSU Stanislaus Stockton […]

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May’s days

May was a big sports month. The Stockton Thunder hockey team made it to the 7th game of the ECHL Pacific Division finals, The Sac-Joaquin Section baseball, softball and track finals were held and the Stockton Lightning Arena2 football started its season. Here are some of my favorites from the month. _______________________________________________________________ 5/6/09: Former Edison […]

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April in review

“I shine in tears like the sun in April” -Cyril Tourneur The story of Sandra Cantu, who was kidnapped and later found dead, dominated the news in April. Thousands of mourners attended a memorial to say goodbye to the 8-year-old at West High School in Tracy. Here are those pictures and some other favorites to […]

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