SoCal Coastal June Gloom

San Clemente pier copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – In Southern California we are transitioning from Gray-May to June-Gloom, a time when we have very overcast coastal conditions. Usually a big surprise for those who are visiting from someplace other than Southern California for their big vacation trip after the kids get out of school. Hint: it... Continue Reading →

Blue wave forming for ’22

Anthropogenic Crisis No 6829 (Warming Water) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – Convention wisdom is that with the pending printing and subsequent printing by Singular Images Press of my new artist book that I should be promoting the pre-publication sale to help pay for it. Especially with my trip to San Diego tomorrow for Medium Photo Festival. Like I said,... Continue Reading →

Happy Earth Day!

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 092228 (Warming Water) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – While working on my book review of Rita Leistner's Forest For The Trees, in line with my the realization of the mighty pen as a potential climate change 'influencer', I also need to post my own best wishes for a wonderful and effective Earth Day. Each day we can... Continue Reading →

Subtle Climate Changes

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 130333 (Warming Water) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale - One of the aspects of an adverse Climate Change, as it is occurring now, is that what's changing day to day is so subtle as to really not being recognizable. Unless something really dramatic occurs. An example is where I live in Southern California; if I were... Continue Reading →

Anthropogenic Crisis – The Last Iceberg

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 1511 (The Last Iceberg) copyright 2014/2022 Douglas Stockdale – I really enjoy how a project/series can continue to evolve. It is now appearing that Anthropogenic Crisis is morphing into a much larger project and is no longer just a series. I think of a smaller body of work, especially in the early stages of... 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 →

Dana Point Harbor – dusk

As a urban landscape photographer, sometimes I just can't pass up a great photographic opportunity, whether its a a cliche or not. In this case we were celebrating my daughter's birthday with the family crowd and we just had a wonderful dinner. This is the viewpoint from the restaurant overlooking the Dana Point harbor towards... Continue Reading →

Winter Seascapes – January 2019

San Clement North Beach, January 2019 copyright Douglas Stockdale Being an old school landscape photographer, I am probably also a bit of a romantic, thus I find that I cannot ignore a potential sublime landscape image when the opportunity arises. While dropping off Ella at the San Clemente train station (yes, the train station is... Continue Reading →

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