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Weather features: the fading staple of newspaper photographers

When serious weather hits, the Eagle photo staff is Johnny (or Jaime)-on-the-spot. Lord knows, we certainly get our fair share of floods, ice, tornados, hail, blizzards and scorching heat to tell our readers about.

But too often we pass up those routine weather photos like you used to see when we had more pages in the paper, more photographers on the streets and less of a reluctance to run pictures without stories attached. In newsroom vernacular, those pics are called “stand-alone” or “lines only” or “enterprise” with the word “art” tagged onto the end.

Frankly I enjoy spotting, shooting & publishing weather related “wild art.”

So long as I can stay dry.