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Laura J. Gardner - The Journal Gazette
Paul Miller (top) and State Police Officer Tom Merkling (bottom) inspect a school bus at the North Transportation on Monday.

Checking Out the Buses

Camera: NIKON D2H

Shutter: 1/50 s

Aperture: f/4

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 800

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 25 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments: Today I shot the bus inspection for FWCS. It was fun to watch these guys inspecting every little detail on the bus. At one point, they pulled up these buses to check underneath and I thought, "Okay, this could be a mess if the lift broke."

I can't believe school starts in two weeks already. Photo assignments like this can be a hit or miss. You have to really make sure to move up and down, crawl on the ground, and look for different angles that could make a good story-telling picture.

- Laura J. Gardner, Photojournalist