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All-American city

Small town events may seem hokey or at best quaint to some, but I have a soft spot in my heart for them. I grew up in the tiny Delta town of Walnut Grove. When I was a youngster its population was around 500 give or take a stray dog or two. Every Fourth of […]

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Horseless

One of the best sight gags in the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail was Graham Chapman portraying King Arthur as he looked for his knights to join his court at Camelot. He emerges from a fog bank cantering along as if he were riding a steed in pantomime fashion, his trusty squire […]

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Lion share

Members of the Loong Mah Sing See group perform a liaon dance through the streets of downtown Stockton in the 6th annual Chinese and Vietnamese New Year Parade. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 22mm. Exposure: 1/250 sec., @ f/8. ISO: 200) The lion dance is the mainstay of Asian lunar new year celebrations. […]

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What a difference a week makes

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/250 sec., f/8.0. ISO: 200) Two weekends, two parades. A week ago last Saturday, I shot the annual Ripon Almond Blossom Festival parade. The weather was cold, windy and a bit wet. Although it only sprinkled, spectators brought their umbrellas to make sure that they were […]

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Everybody loves a parade

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm & 200mm. Exposure: 1/250 sec., @ f/11. ISO: 200) Everybody loves a parade, even the construction workers at the site of the new San Joaquin County administration building in downtown Stockton. As the Chinese and Vietnamese New Years parade passed the site on San Joaquin Street and Weber Avenue, […]

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Pan-Asian.

5-year-old Emma Chi wears a lion costume while walking with the Brookside Elementary School entry in the 6th annual Chinese and Vietnamese New Year Parade in downtown Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm & 200mm. Exposure: 1/250 sec., @ f/5.6. ISO: 200) Members of the Loong Mah Sing See group snake a dragon through […]

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Horse sense

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse rides down Main Street in the annual Ripon Almond Blossom Festival parade  in downtown Ripon. (Camera: NIkon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/250 @ f/5.6. ISO: 200) I was a band geek when I was in high school. While marching in parades, we were supposed to play and […]

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Moonwalking

9-year-old Alaina Cornilsen spins a hula hoop while marching with Girl Scout Troop 2128 of Ripon in the annual Ripon Almond Blossom Festival parade. (Camera: NIkon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250 @ f/5.6. ISO: 200) One of the skills a photojournalist needs to learn is walking backwards and shooting at the same […]

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Don’t rain on my parade

Christa Revelle of Ripon uses a Pikachu umbrella to keep dry while watching the annual Ripon Almond Blossom Festival parade  in downtown Ripon. (Camera: NIkon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm @ 135mm. Exposure: 1/250 @ f/5.6. ISO: 200) I wasn’t looking forward to shooting the annual Almond Blossom Festival parade in Ripon on Saturday.  It’s not […]

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