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 →

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 →

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 →

Medium Photo 2022 Festival – postscript

The Lafayette Hotel & Medium Photo event copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale At the beginning of this month, I, along with a ton of others, had an opportunity to actually meet in person, catch up on stuff we have been doing during the pandemic, see actual artwork, networking and of course maybe a little bit of art/photo... Continue Reading →

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse 2022 copyright Douglas Stockdale – A temporary diversion from recent events is a celestial event tonight with the lunar eclipse of the moon, which is being called a Blood Moon this evening. This is my version from my back yard after wandering onto the park like area behind the house. Always fascinating... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Awareness Month

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow copyright 2006 Douglas Stockdale – This is Mental Health Awareness Month and good time for a shout-out that if you are feeling out of emotional sorts, then this could be a sign that there might be something you need to find out more about. The four basic mental health awareness concerns... Continue Reading →

DxO PureRAW 2 image processor for noisy images

Vernouillet (The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow) copyright 2010 Douglas Stockdale - A couple of friends of mine who are members of the Photographers Exchange have been discussing the relative value of an updated image processing software published by DxO; DxO primeRAW 2 to eliminate or drastically reduce digital image noise (color artifacts). I... Continue Reading →

Cowboy Wedding Photographer

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 134834 (Melting City) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – This last weekend we were in Boulder Colorado for a family wedding and I was just one of the many guests who brought cameras to document this wonderful event. Mine was a bit larger than the others who were using cell phones for their snap-shots. Nevertheless, I knew I... Continue Reading →

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