14th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
"Thunderbirds & Umbrella"
About Stephen R. Stern
Valley resident Stephen Stern got his first camera about 40 years
ago, but it was a digital camera given to him by his wife that
he says changed his art completely.
"With a digital camera, it's a lot more like play.
If they don't come out, I haven't lost anything. It's been terrific," he
Stern, who was in construction, hurt his arm more than a year
being able to drive for part of the time allowed me to just look at my photography
For his shot, Stern took a young boy he mentors to Moffett Field
and got interested in all the jet trails, thinking it was a great
image with the umbrellas. "It
sort of took itself."
"I feel like I've really been doing it in a totally different way for the last two or three years," he said, adding, "This isn't a picture I would have taken with a film camera."
-- Carol Palinkas
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