A general rule of thumb when shooting for a newspaper is to play it safe. You need to get the shots you know the editor wants — something that will clearly tell the story. Once you have more than enough of that, then you can go ahead and slip something a little more interesting into the mix and see if it makes the cut.
I was debating whether or not to add this in with my gallery and took extra care with the caption. I had about three sentences written, then realized that I was trying to write more information into the picture to justify its presence. I trimmed it down to the essentials, and voila, it made the final cut.
Downtown Aurora Taste participants peer into Comfort Zone BBQ to gauge the line as they walk along New York Street.