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Random photo #37: Upon reflection

An egret is reflected as it rests on a partially submerged log in the waters of Smith Canal in Stockton.

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Upon reflection

A reflection can be one of those things that stares you right in the face and yet still go unnoticed. Often we’re too busy or distracted to see them. Sometimes when taking photos we can get into a certain mindset and not even consider the possibilities of using a reflection in a photo. Seeing how […]

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Challenge reminder: “Reflections”

Only a day left in the latest Reader Photo Challenge assignment: “Reflections.” The recent rains have left a plethora of puddles, which are a great source of reflections. So there’s plenty of opportunities. Have fun and good shooting! Here are the rules: 1. Entries can be emailed to coto@recordnet.com. Type in “Reflections” in the subject […]

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Reflections of you

“The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.” – William Makepeace Thackeray “Reflections” is the subject of the next readers Photo Challenge assignment. A reflection can add visual twist to an otherwise ordinary scene. You can use a reflection as a compositional element in your […]

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Same water, different light

Here are a couple of examples of how quality of light can change a photo dramatically. I recently covered a Lincoln at St. Mary’s water polo game in Stockton. It was evening and the sun was fading fast. Before the game started from my position I could see the final golden hues of the sunset […]

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Random Photo #14: A time to reflect

The Central United Methodist Church in Stockton is an impressive looking building. Its roofline that sweeps up to its spire and cross has these open structural “ribs” that remind me of the bones of a whale or other large animal. In the middle at ground level there is a wide, open walkway that separates the […]

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Ground Clouds

“Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth.” ~ Diane Ackerman

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Writing on the…ground

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 32mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/11. ISO: 200) Waiting to meet some subjects for an assignment, I stood on he corner of San Joaquin and Main Streets in downtown Stockton. I noticed what looked like golden letters on the ground. As a 2007 public art installation, Berkeley artist […]

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2010 arrives early

“Your children will be born in a world of two suns. They will never know a sky without them. You can tell them that you remember when there was a pitch black sky with no bright star, and people feared the night. You can tell them when we were alone, when we couldn’t point to […]

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Wow, look at all the pretty colors, man

(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens, Nikkor 80-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: f/9.0 @ 1/250, ISO 200) Can you guess what this is? Is it an extreme close-up of the pointillism of a Georges-Pierre Seurat painting? Is it the picture on your television when the cable goes out? Is it Timothy Leary’s LSD-enhanced view of the world? (Camera: […]

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