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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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wayside Waifs: May 14

I hadn't visited the animal shelter Wayside Waifs for a little while, so I decided it was time. I love going and petting and playing with the cats, who love attention, and getting my dog fix (I do like dogs--at this point I really like Other People's Dogs the best).

I found at the shelter among the animals there that day...

Two very lazy orange tabby cats...

One playful buff orange kitty...

And one pug. This lovely lady came to the shelter as a stray...if only dogs could talk.

I would wager that the pug is adopted and all the kitties are still available. To check out available animals ahead of time, visit


  1. Dear The Observer,
    Dee over at the Say Anything blog is going to have a weekly photo carnival at her site once a week if she gets interest.

    If you are interested, cut and paste--

    I am going to try it, intimidating though it may be . . .

    Ann T.

  2. Ann T:
    that looks fun, and a little intimidating. Just might try it!

    The Observer



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