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Readers Photo Challenge: High water marks

The current Readers Photo Challenge assignment of “water” as very timely one. During the past 4 years of one of the state’s worst droughts a common saying was “ we need the rain” whenever a rare storm would hit. I think we can stop saying that for a while now. We have been beset upon [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Water, water everywhere

With all the recent storms we’ve had, I think it’s a great opportunity to revisit one of our first challenge assignments: Water. Over the past few years the drought has made water a scarce commodity, but the aforementioned storms have eased the dry conditions if not eliminated them in some parts of the state. Water [...]

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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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Cool, clear water

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” – Lao Tzu It’s nearly as common as the air we breathe and every bit as vital. Water is the theme of the current Readers Photo Challenge assignment. There were plenty of locations to choose from. Readers sent in photos shot from [...]

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Water challenge reminder

We’re still taking submissions for the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Water. From kids in a wading pool to kayaking on the river to a refreshing glass of H2O to drink, send in your favorite water picture. The deadline for submission is Sunday, July 14. The top examples will be published on Monday, July 22 [...]

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Readers photo challenge: Water, water everywhere

Water. Two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen (H2O). It’s among the most abundant substances on the planet. Scientists say that life couldn’t have evolved on Earth without it. According the U.S. Geological Survey’s web site (http://www.usgs.gov/) water covers 70% of the Earth’s surface. That’s more than 338 billion square miles of water. But as plentiful [...]

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If at first you don’t succeed…

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/1000th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 400) Recently I saw a small group of teachers and students from Annunciation School gathered in a large opening in the trees at Victory Park in Stockton. They were testing their water- and air-pressure-powered rocket in preparation for next month’s Science [...]

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