March 18 – 2020 – Post #3

03-08-20 Informal Trail head KI6A4107

For a group of local photographers during these COVID-19 days as a slight diversion, we are posting five photographs during the week for others to provide comments on. We have setup a private Facebook group to facilitate this which anybody can easy emulate. FYI, why “private” is only to keep the discussion within the small group of friends that allows a bit more candor between us, as there are plenty of other open forum Facebook groups to obtain comments and “likes”.

This urban landscape is located just to the left of an “informal” trailhead access point into the arroyo that is part of the O’Neill Park in Southern California. The path created by various walkers over the years is a bit of a short-cut versus the formal trailhead access point that’s on the county maps. Taking this path saves me about 15 minutes for access down into the arroyo and access to the creek. Although this composition was pre-visualized as a black & white photograph, I find the color version equally striking, which I posted below. Again, part of my experimental/play process as it was taken with five minutes of parking my SUV, a process I had discussed yesterday, but it might end up in a project that I have started calling Path to Somewhere.

Post #2 was yesterday, although I had not announced this informal photo critique at the time, and Post #1, is below as well, but I had not published this photo of dried Mustard weeds until now.

Cheers, stay healthy and safe my friends,


Featured photograph: Untitled (Arroyo Trabuco) copyright 2020 Douglas Stockdale

My upcoming events, some that are in a state of flux:

Update! Medium Photo 2020 Workshop: Developing a Creative Book workshop that I will be leading, is now rescheduled for September 24 – 27th, 2020, a four-day extended weekend workshop in San Diego.

Medium Photo 2020 Lecture Series, I will be giving a one-evening lecture Artist Books as Art Objects on Friday, March 20th, from 7:30 – 9pm at the You Belong Here artist venue, located at 3619 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104. TBD

Revised closing reception is still okay as of this date…

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) Faculty Exhibition, in Los Angeles at the new LACP gallery, located at 566 Washington Blvd. The exhibition opens March 21st and the closing reception is Saturday, April, 18, 2020, from 7-10pm.

03-15-20 KI6A4540

03-08-20 Informal Trail head KI6A4107vC


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