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 →

Pre-press: Hard proof color check

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow - proof check 2022 copyright Douglas Stockdale – It gets pretty exciting during the publication of a new book to receive the first set of hard proofs from a printer at the later stages of the pre-press activities. It is also when the reality of what will soon be... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Happy Mother’s Day

Bluewater Shore copyright 2020 Douglas Stockdale Today is Mother's Day, a day in America to celebrate all mom's everywhere. Although she passed away many years ago, I still miss my mom. Mother's Day is also about the celebration of women and all that they do, even if they have chosen not to be a mom.... Continue Reading →

Climate Change Porn

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 175024 (Melting City) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – While evaluating some of my recent documentary photographs of the Marshall Fire's destruction, black and white here, a color version here, I am becoming aware that these photographs are taking on the attributes of 'ruin porn'. Ruin porn can be described as "a sexy name for a contentious genre... Continue Reading →

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