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Random Photo #11

In keeping with the spirit of my previous entry, I’m starting an occasional feature simply called “Random Photo.” They may or may not have an interesting story behind them, but they’ll be pictures that in one way or another have caught my eye in my wanderings around the city and county. A couple of weeks [...]

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Rule #6: Always have a subject

Rule number 6 of the “unofficial rules of photography” is “Always have a subject. Gary Fong, who worked his way up from a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle in the ’70s to its Director of Photography in the ’80s to its Director of Editorial Graphics Technology in the ’90s and is now Chief [...]

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The moon in your eyes

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, That’s amore” – That’s Amore by Harry Warren and Jack Brooks The Stockton-based band Latin Magic played at the South San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Cinco De Mayo celebration in Manteca. As they performed their Latin-tinged rock and soul, band leader Pete Castanon [...]

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Parallel universe

I remember my dad being the king of parallel parking. It seemed that he would telepathically know where the curb was. A quick glance over his shoulder, a peek at the side mirror and he would effortlessly glide the car into place, the first time, every time. Unfortunately, I did not inherit those genes. I admit [...]

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Park place

(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens Nikkor 17-35mm @ 35mm. Exposure: f/8 @ 1/125 sec. ISO: 200) “You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said ‘Parking Fine.’” – Tommy Cooper There are pictures everywhere you go. They may not always fall neatly into photojournalism, but [...]

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Ring of light

(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17mm. Exposure: f/2.8 @ 1/40 ISO 800) Sometimes fortune shines down to bring something to jazz up an otherwise boring photo. This assignment was to photograph a demonstration of the Bank of Stockton’s new . It was basically just someone using a phone. When I got to the [...]

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(Bathroom) Mirror, mirror on the wall

(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17mm. Exposure: f/18 @ 1/80, ISO 100) I improvised a setup for the shot of the two rolls of Kodak film in the previous post. I used some 1/2-inch PVC pipe to create a light tent illuminate the film. I hung a piece of black cloth above and [...]

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In plain sight

(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: f/8 @ 1/500th sec. ISO: 200) I almost missed this duck as it swam up the Mokelumne River near Lodi. It paddled it’s way amongst the tule reeds lining the north shore which were also reflected in the still waters of the river. The duck just [...]

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Cheap gas

Mark Caras of Stockton fills up his 1998 Lincoln Navigator at the Chevron station on Trinity Park and Eight Mile Road. Recently, the Chevron gas station in the Park West Place shopping center held it’s grand opening by selling regular unleaded fuel for 97.7 cents a gallon for two hours (Unfortunately, I filled up my [...]

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Thanks to Mabel

My wife and I used to make fun of my late mother-in-law’s travel pictures. She would shoot scenic landscapes through the window of a moving car, probably due to my father-in-law’s insistence of driving nearly non-stop to where they were going. Trees and bushes would be whizzing by in the foreground, while the car’s side [...]

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