You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Foot Traffic

  • Post-race thoughts on Fort4Fitness
    The air was cool and a chill traveled up my bare legs as I took that step out the door. A pit was in my stomach, churning. I sauntered to the starting point, giving my GPS watch time to find a satellite.
  • Fort4Fitness: The race recap
    "There was a witch, in Williams-Woodland," my husband said. "Don't you remember her?" My reply was a blank stare.
  • In the bag
    I have my number - 14182. I have my shirt ... and luggage tag, magnet, pen, requisite goodies. I also have a coupon for a $1 drink at Parkview Field after the race tomorrow. Note to self:
Swikar Patel - The Journal Gazette
Annie Hrehov, 12, of Fort Wayne searches for the perfect Christmas tree Monday evening at Koontz Tree Farm off of Hugenard Road.

Last-Minute Christmas Chopping

Camera: NIKON D3S

Shutter: 1/500 s

Aperture: f/4

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 500

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 135 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments: I went out feature hunting and decided to see if anyone was doing last-minute Christmas tree shopping (or chopping.)

It was a shot in the dark, but sometimes you just get lucky. Turns out John and his daughter Annie had their tree just about picked out when I got there. This photo above was taken as I was walking up to talk to them. I saw Annie walking to a clear spot in-between the trees so I just waited.

- Swikar Patel, Photojournalist