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Bring on da noise

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. f/2.8 w Elinchrome strobes. ISO: 200) The University of the Pacific men’s basketball team played UC Berkeley in a game at the Stockton Arena in a game billed as the Stockton Showcase. It’s first home game outside of UOP’s own Spanos Center since 1981, […]

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Hole in the wall

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor: 300mm. 1/2000 sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 200) On the southwest wall of the Stockton Arena, about three-fourths of the way up is a small circular opening in the mahogany-colored panels. From the ground it looks like the end of a very large PVC pipe. When shooting Ports baseball games at […]

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Go towards the light

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” – Francis Bacon, Sr. The interior of the Stockton Arena set up for the Lightning Arena2 football. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/4 sec., @ f/2.8. ISO: 800) The lights at the Stockton Arena is the best […]

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Klaatu barada nikto

I recently shot the conversion of the Stockton Arena into a pro bullriding ring. Some 30 or so truckloads of rented dirt were dumped onto the arena floor (excavated from somewhere on Airport Way in Stockton and then, when they’re done with it,  re-deposited back in the same hole it was dug up from, with […]

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Red water

This coot seems to be swimming in a river of blood-red waters at the head of the deep water channel near the old yacht harbor in downtown Stockton. The brilliant color of the water is a reflection of the deep red walls of the Stockton Arena combined with a setting sun to make it look […]

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