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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Truth be told, I wanted to be a photojournalist when I grew up.


"If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough."

"The pictures are there, and you just take them."

WW II photographer Robert Capa

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Washing Up

Here's my GirlCat, washing up, probably after the evening mushy noms.

Hi There...

The female felines of my household have been a little unrepresented lately here. Here's LadyCat, looking over at me. Ready listener or expecting services?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Two Beagle mixes beg for treats from a member of a rescue group displaying the dogs for adoption at the Pet Expo.

Mastiff Mug

All tired out during the recent Pet Expo.

Keep Your Eye on the Mousie

BoyCat gets in some hunting practice...

Monday, April 19, 2010


Chinese Crested Dogs may be cute, but they are also Funny Looking Dogs. Note pet parent photobomb in the background...

Flying Dog

A dog in the DockDog contest at the Pet Expo takes off.

Flying Dog 2

A dog participating in the DockDog competition at the Pet Expo this past weekend flies through the air.

Flags Flying at Kemper Arena

Kemper Arena has been largely supplanted by Sprint Center. It is still an interesting looking structure, and for basketball, there's not a bad seat in the house.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bush Blooming

Dark leaves, white flowers, blue sky....

This tree is one of my favorites--so pretty with small white blooms against the dark leaves. I'm terrible about this--I have no idea what it is called. If you think you know, save me a Google, and leave your thoughts in the comment section.

Handsome Boycat

The ever handsome and debonair BoyCat...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

White Daffodils

Some different looking daffodils down at the neighbor's place.

Interesting Clouds

We had the most interesting looking clouds yesterday. Here the view is north.

Here looking east. Later on in the day, there was rain.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


The forsythia in the metro got together with a meeting Monday morning and decided it was time to bloom. Consequently, there are bushy cascades of yellow all over town. These happen to be mine.

It wasn't long ago that there was snow in these branches! Link here at South Kansas City Observer.

Purple Flowers

Purple flowers, about 3 inches high. They are cute and pretty and I have no idea what they are--and I planted them! Help!


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