Camera: NIKON D2H
Shutter: 1/200 s
Exposure Setting: Shutter Priority
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