Before digital cameras came along, you had to set your "F stop" to the proper setting to have the right exposure for your photos. There was a saying among photojournalists: "F8 and be there."--set your camera to F8, and get to the scene ready to go. Not that much has changed, really.

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Monday, February 1, 2010


Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, from the choir loft. Sneaky cell phone picture...


  1. Dear The Observer,
    This is a beautiful photo. A record of unity in diversity. I can't think how else to put it.
    Ann T.

  2. Ann T.

    It needed to be worked over some with the photo software--cropped a little (there was a big monitor in the lower right of the picture and that had to go) and exposure adjusted, but in the end it came out pretty good for a shot from the hip!

    The Observer



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