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    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.
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Samuel Hoffman - The Journal Gazette
City worker BJ Vayavong consolidates a pile of leaves as pickup begins Monday on Monarch Drive. The schedule and map for fall cleanup can be found at

Not Leafing Around

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 200 s

Aperture: f/7.1

Exposure Setting: Manual (Spot Metering)

ISO: 320

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 21 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments:

The street department was a big help in getting this shot: a quick phone call led me directly to the neighborhood. Usually we have to drive around looking for trucks.

After getting the usual shots of the backhoe scooping up leaves, I saw the morning light filtering through the trees and hitting the side of the dump truck. So, I was ready when the sweeper moved into the beam. It made a nice autumnal scene.

- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist