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Readers Photo Challenge: The power of flowers

Winter and spring rains brought April flowers in abundance and helped to make the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment of Flowers a success. Everyone sent in pictures of great flowers, but this is a photography column, not a flower column, after all. The best photos transcended the beauty of their subjects. They showed that it’s [...]

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Readers Challenge Assignment: Flowers

Wow. I am truly humbled and a bit overwhelmed at the response that we got for the Record’s first Readers Photo Challenge (its semi-official title). The theme was “flowers” and from potted plants to wildflowers 40 readers sent in a total of 123 photos! All the flowers are beautiful but there’s a difference between taking [...]

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Another reminder

Just a reminder that we’re still taking submissions for the readers’ photo challenge assignment: Flowers. You don’t necessarily need a fancy DSLR camera. I took the above photo of lupine growing wild at the Stone Lake National Wildlife refuge near Elk Grove with a simple iPhone3GS.  The deadline is April 20. The best examples will [...]

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Reminder

Just a reminder that we’re still taking submissions for the readers’ photo challenge assignment: Flowers. They can be of wildflowers out in the countryside or potted plants blooming in your backyard. The deadline is April 20. The best examples will be published in the Record on April 29 with an online gallery of all the [...]

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Assignment: Flowers

When I was a young photo student at Sacramento City College, one of my favorite things was the lab work. OK, processing film was more or less a solitary task and boring, but I loved making prints in the communal darkroom with the other students. Not only did you see your own photo slowly appear [...]

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Just a little light

Sometimes you need lots of lights to illuminate a subject, other times just a little can do the trick. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: 17-35mm & 35mm. Exposure: 1/500 sec., @ f/8. ISO: 200) Although this cherry tree near Pixie Woods in Stockton was in bright sunlight, the more interesting picture was on the shady side [...]

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