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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Friday, June 11, 2010

Post Storm Clouds

These clouds remained after the 2+ inches of rain on Tuesday. This view is looking west, and the setting sun and a lightening flash are providing back light.


  1. Dear The Observer,
    I know this is about threat, but all i can think is 'beautiful for spacious skies' when i look at this.

  2. Ann T:
    In this shot, at least for that moment, the threat had passed.

    As to the skies, these midwestern skies are different from eastern skies. I have come to love them as much as the northeast. It takes an adjustment to return home sometimes--vistas just look different.

    What a country!!!

    The Observer



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