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Samuel Hoffman - The Journal Gazette
From left Nikki LeRose, Kelsea Jackson, Tabitha Grainger and Arturo Pena lead friends and classmates of Alina BigJohny in a candlelight procession from Wayne High School in Fort Wayne, IN to her mother's home near the school, Sunday, Aug 14, 2011. BigJohny, 23, a 2007 graduate from Wayne, was killed Saturday night in the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.

Remembering Alina

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/250 s

Aperture: f/6.3

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 200

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 48 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments: I've covered many candlelight ceremonies over the years, but this was the first I've been to that was organized on Face Book. About 100 friends and classmates showed up to remember Alina. The fitful, sporadic rain made the event all the more sad and poignant.

- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist