Restricted Area – Urban landscape

Yesterday morning I woke to some heavy coastal fog and since I had to drive down to San Diego to pick-up some family at the airport, I realized that this might be a win-win opportunity. There is a Vista Point on the south-bound I-5 that I am familiar with on my route and I was... Continue Reading →

Flowing water – flow of time

Arroyo Trabuco (3121) copyright Douglas Stockdale When I was down in the Arroyo Trabuco earlier this week, I had lamented about not having my tripod. I had also stated that I bracketed my exposures since I was in the sub-1/50th of a second range (hand holding below this is problematic with a 50mm lens) and... Continue Reading →

Medium Photo Book Workshop – New dates

Book-dummy, photo by Douglas Stockdale Regretfully, my Book Development workshop with Medium Photo has been delayed and is being pushed back to March 2022. This is not easy and I realize that some artists and photographers were planning on this event to help with a potential book development project. This workshop will follow the annual... Continue Reading →

Up a creek without a tripod

This morning I made another hike down into the Arroyo Trabuco, thinking that even with the small amount of rain in the mountains, that the creek would be running a little faster. It was. Also delayed my walk to ensure that there would be more sunlight on the creek versus it running in the shade.... Continue Reading →

San Clemente – Surf-side; take two

San Clemente, Surf-side, copyright Douglas Stockdale 2017 Another take on the San Clemente surfing photograph that I just posted. I had provided myself with an interesting idea about placing more focus on the surfer by eliminating the other surfers in the background. Actually it was pretty easy with the cloning tool on a Duplicate adjustment layer. Done.... Continue Reading →

San Clemente – surf-side

Looks like summer is approaching an end, or probably for most places other than SoCal, which 'summer' may not end until sometime into late October or even November. It's amazing how things heat up here in the 'fall'. Nevertheless, for a recent virtual photographic critique, since many of the others were showing their summer beach... Continue Reading →

Critiques and feedback

Middle Ground, self-published limited edition artist book by Douglas Stockdale I know that I have probably said this before, but I am a really big proponent about getting feedback from anyone and frequently, anywhere. At portfolio reviews, I can usually be found on both sides of the review table, providing my thoughts on someone's artwork... Continue Reading →

Samsung s21 Ultra and IG issues

Yesterday was a bit weird. I was attempting to add the above photograph to my IG as a part of a three-post discussion of my short walk down the Arroyo Trabuco while spending time at the creek. The photo appeared to have been posted on Instagram (IG), and then it did not. Poof! Disappeared. Huh?... Continue Reading →

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