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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Sunday, August 29, 2010


It was the first week of high school football action on the Missouri side. This is the best action shot I got during the game. Truman breaks up a Ruskin pass attempt. Ruskin ended up thumping Truman 45-6.

I got fooled several times by play action and other ball fakery in the Ruskin backfield, and missed a great shot of Ruskin defensive pressure when I wasn't paying attention. But it was fun. I wonder what it would take to get permission to be on the sidelines. That would be awesome, even without the zoom lens.

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