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Cathie Rowand - The Journal Gazette
Lakewood Park Christian School junior Lance Ordway picks apples Wednesday at Bender's Orchard in Albion for Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana. Thirty students picked about 80 bushels of Enterprise apples donated by the orchard owner Joe Bender.

Do You Like These Apples?

Camera: NIKON D2H

Shutter: 1/200 s

Aperture: f/9.5

Exposure Setting: Shutter Priority

ISO: 400

Strobe Flash: Fill Flash set to -3

Lens Focal Length: 25 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments: Joe Bender of Bender Orchard in Albion contacted Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana and told them he had over twenty trees worth of Enterprise apples ready for harvest that he wanted to donate them. The problem was, he had recently injured his knee and couldn't pick them. Wednesday, Lakewood Park Christian School high school students picked 80 bushels of apples for the food bank.

I crawled under an apple tree being picked by Lance Ordway. I liked this angle because he isn't being blocked by branches and you can see the apples on the branch. In the background, I was able to show his classmates picking apples too.

I used some fill flash set on -3 power since he was in the shadows. It helped lighten up his face a bit and added some color back into the apples.

- Cathie Rowand, Photojournalist