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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WW II photographer Robert Capa

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Snapped these with the cell phone on the way to church Sunday February 27th. We had fog...

The railroad crossing markings give some sense of perspective here as one drives in the murk.

Honestly, the state of Kansas is on the other side! Shot at State Line Road and 135th Street facing west. Looks like you're driving into the abyss.

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