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Wild and wet

There are just two of days left for the Readers Challenge wildflower assignment. While Saturday’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, there’s a chance of rain on Sunday. But don’t let that deter you because a little wet weather can be a boon for photographs of wildflowers. A light sprinkling of rain can add a [...]

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Random photo #18: Rain ride

On a rainy night last week, streetlights shimmered off of the wet pavement in downtown Stockton.

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“A bad day fishing is better than…”

There’s a saying that goes: “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work.” Not being an angler, I wouldn’t know if that was true, but I bet that fishermen Jason Lee and Simon Chen of Stockton were having second thoughts when they cast their lines from their small boat on [...]

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Bell curve

There have been years in the past where summer temperatures had started in May, but this year the month of June started off with unseasonably cool temperatures in the 60s and low 70s. We even got a little wet from a couple of days of light rain. It took a couple of weeks, but summer [...]

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I love a rainy night

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Rain, rain go away (no really, go away)

I’ve never been rained on during a football season more than I have this season. Over my 26 years at the Record, the sky has poured down on me on average less than once a year. This year I’ve shot football in the rain four times. Unlike baseball games which can be delayed or even [...]

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Let’s get small

The art of macro photography is the art of seeing the unseen. It is the visual exploration of a world on a scale so small that most of us pass by it daily. You can find exotic, almost alien landscapes and subjects that can be no farther away than your backyard of even your pocket. [...]

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Blast from the past: Lemons into lemonade

Given our current drought conditions, we certainly need the recent rains that have fallen the last few days. Still, we have to be careful of getting too much of a good thing. 14-year-old Tim Bellingham, left, and 17-year-old Greg Decker enjoy a leisurely paddle along Serenade Lane and Virtue Arc Drive in Stockton, after rains [...]

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Walking in the rain

(Camera: Canon 20D. Canon 16-35mm @ 16mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/5. ISO: 200) As any dog owner knows, when your pet feels the call of nature, you have to take them out whatever the conditions. This time of year that means put on a coat and breaking out an umbrella. Our dog Lucy is [...]

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Let an umbrella be your smile

(Camera: Canon 20D. Canon 16-35mm @ 35mm. Exposure: 1/60th sec. @ f/9. ISO: 200) A good part of my recent vacation was spent under a cloud of drab, dreary, rainy days. However, there is also a transformative power to the rain. Even a common umbrella can become a source of visual wonder. (Camera: Canon 20D. [...]

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