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, June 21, 2010


These clouds were in the sky the same day as the rainbow in the previous two posts.


  1. Dear The Observer,

    You know, I keep trying to name the clouds according the Field Guide to Weather, and have a hard time. I understand cirrus clouds and that's it. So far.

    Ann T.

  2. Ann T:

    I know National Weather Service has some good stuff on clouds.

    This was 180 degrees from the rainbow. It was literally at my back when I took this picture.

    The Observer

  3. Dear The Observer,
    I have noticed before--it is hard to set a particular 'sky' in your memory. Somehow I think you won't forget this one . . .

    I have one I remember. I had to work at it, really watch it and set it in my mind.

    Just silly me,
    Ann T.



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