Beach humor

San Clemente beach, copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale - So an interesting thing happened while I was at the Beach working on a fun brainless photo project; while composing a photograph of two individuals reading their books, a young lady walked by and I caught the guy noticing her. He was sitting a bit back further... Continue Reading →

SoCal Monsoon

California Monsoon, Anthropogenic Crisis #8289 copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale - It is really convenient when Mother Nature brings a monsoon storm right to your back yard and provides me with an opportunity to work on one of my many projects, Anthropogenic Crisis. This is my ongoing investigation of the continuing climate crisis and a series... Continue Reading →

Eyes wide open

Bike Path, O'Neill Park copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – Today I have a new-to-me (slightly used) 28mm f/1.8 Canon lens for my 5DMk3, which I took on my walk this morning to look again at the decommissioned WWII/Korean War landscape I live on. For a number of reasons. For my project Gardening for Ordnance, I have been... Continue Reading →

Exploding Military Ordnance?

Metaphoric detonation, Trabuco Bombing Range copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – One of my unanswered questions while working on my project, Gardening For Ordnance, is what might it look like if one of the many various buried bombs, known as Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), were to magically detonate in front of me. What might that look like? That... Continue Reading →

Walking Arroyo Trabuco again

Arroyo Trabuco #080730 copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale - Extending my morning walks to include some time adjacent to, as well as, time inside the Arroyo Trabuco here in Orange County. Time to think about how my project Gardening For Ordnance will proceed...and the additional exercise will not hurt me. Cheers & make every day an... Continue Reading →

Poetic Space

Trabuco Arroyo, Summer – copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – Back walking the Trabuco Arroyo again this morning, this time with slightly different camera equipment. This is about the same place that I featured in my previous article about needing someplace to unwind with what tragic decisions were made by America's "Supreme" Court. Just a slightly different perspective that... Continue Reading →

Local Wilderness – anxiety relief

Trabuco Arroyo, O'Neil Country Park - copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale - I think we were fortunate in selecting the home we moved into some twenty-plus years ago; our neighborhood is adjacent to an access point into the Trabuco Arroyo, which is part of the O'Neil Orange County Park system. Also designated a wilderness park, which... Continue Reading →

YourDailyPhotograph – Melting City series

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 2804 (Melting City) 2008/2021 copyright Douglas Stockdale - I am very honored to be featured in today's YourDailyPhotograph with one of my surreal photographs from the Melting City series for my Anthropogenic Crisis project. This is one of the photographs that was in my portfolio for review at LACP's Exposure 2022 earlier... Continue Reading →

Donation Print – The Photographers Eye Collective

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 080837 (California Buckwheat) 2018/2022 copyright Douglas Stockdale - The Photographers Eye Collective, a non-profit gallery located in Escondido, CA, is having a print auction fundraiser to grow photography education through providing scholarships for college and high school photography students, and to offer free classes for children, seniors and those at risk. Not... Continue Reading →

R & R to manage anxiety

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 6903 copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale - With the conclusion of Mental Health Awareness Month, a parting article about how I deal with my anxiety, hopefully of use to someone. Hopefully evident with the above photograph from my Anthropogenic Crisis series, it's sometimes good to take a walk. A little Rest and Relaxation, what we... Continue Reading →

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