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

Saturday, February 26, 2011


District 13 Champs!

Looking for someone to pass to--Ruskin defense making it hard.

Great effort at the end of regulation to win the game for Ruskin.
(Best photo of the 90 or so I shot, hands down.)

There were many scrambles for loose balls--here's just one.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Same play, two different angles. The top photo is from The Jackson County Advocate and the bottom photo is mine. I did not know I had gotten that moment caught until I got the photo up on the 15 inch screen.

Can I tell you that the fact that the referee did not dispense a Technical Foul on the Truman High player for hanging onto the rim was just a tad controversial there in the Ruskin gym?

The sound gave it away!

More High School Hoops!

Coaches always are hollaring, "Use two hands!" #11 is already thinking offense.

One on one. Most of this game was played fast, with man to man defense employed.

Vying for a rebound. I count at least 7 players here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bartle Baubles

When you are driving, you often see scenic shots you'd like to get but you can't because, well, you're driving. Today, I was on a bus going downtown. So I was able to shoot this photo with the Blackberry of the Bartle sculptures--the Bartle Baubles are what I call them.

Many call them the hair curlers.

I love the sky in the picture. I tried cropping some of it out, but I didn't like the photo as well. This is an uncropped shot.


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