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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sunset, November 28th

I hope you got a chance to see the sunset Sunday night. It was beautiful! It also had staying power...

From the Martin City area of south Kansas City, MO... the UM Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS. Most sunsets don't stay good that long!

Photos with the trusty BlackBerry. Some cropping and color, contrast and exposure enhancement done with Windows Photo Gallery, just to make them even better. I could have published them unchanged and they still would have been pretty good!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Need To Visit This Site...

At one time, I lived in a neighborhood full of these wonderful stately three story homes. I lived in the one with the "A" on it in this Google Street View shot, on the third floor. I included the neighbor's house to one side, because it has that wonderful turret thing. The other neighbor's house had a large porch with columns--big round columns. Out the back was a great view of the nearby lake.

Hyperblogal has photos of wonderful Kansas City homes dressed up for the holidays, including houses like these. Please check them out as they are wonderful...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cell Phone Shots

As soon as my birthday money is here, I'll buy a new card for the camera. In the meantime, I've been using the cell phone a lot at events I've gone to. A lot of the time, I wished dearly for the more fine resolution and true zoom of the camera, but, hey, some of the photos are at least interesting, and some, not bad.

Tenth Avenue North concert

Tenth Avenue North concert

Tenth Avenue North concert

Matthew West concert

Sacred Steps 5 K mid point

Sacred Steps 5 K mid point

Sacred Steps 5 K mid point


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