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Asparagus apropos

I came up with this studio illustration for the cover of a special section on the Asparagus Festival in 2007. I shot a couple of different set ups. First was a just simple bunch of spears artfully bundled together. Then I decided on an even simpler arrangement. A single strand of asparagus held aloft elegantly […]

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Blast from the past: Asparagus memories

My employment at The Record predates the Stockton Asparagus festival by just a few months (I started in November of 1984, the festival began in April of 1985). So as long as I’ve been working at the paper, there has always been an Asparagus Festival. But now the festival is no more. Citing financial woes […]

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Bon appétit (not!)

Like some people who watch hockey mostly for the fights or those who watch motorsports for the crashes, it’s possible that at least some people watch competitive eating for the gross-out factor. While categorizing competitive eating as a “sport” is debatable, there’s no denying it can be pretty disgusting to watch. Case in point is […]

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Because Yan can cook!

Celebrity chef Martin Yan poses for a picture with Cathy Tran of Stockton at the Asparagus Festival in downtown Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 55mm. Exposure: 1/60 sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 800) It’s good to be Martin Yan.

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Can I get a set of Ginsu knives with that, too?

(Camera: NIkon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/40 sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 800) “The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, HE was a genius.” – Sid Caesar (Camera: NIkon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/30 sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 800) At […]

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Best of the West

Volunteers Francine Poelestra, left, and Adrian Soto-Maldonado cook up some deep friend asparagus in the Asparagus Alley area of the annual Asparagus Festival in downtown Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/160 sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 100) One of my pet peeves are festivals that have very little to do with […]

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Drumming up business

The street percussion musicians Adam Litke, left, Jack Walker and Shawn Robbins pound out rythmns on garbage and recycling cans as a part of their act at the annual Asparagus Festival in downtown Stockton. (Camera: NIkon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250 sec. @ f/6.3. ISO: 200) A crowd pleaser at the Asparagus […]

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