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Cathie Rowand - The Journal Gazette
Maplewood Elementary School kindergarteners Anthony Pearson, left, Cerin Maiden, Brooke Bigelow, Heley Brown, Jelan Whitten Strother, and Makayla Ragan-Zywicki pet a hen during farm day at Roger and Vickie Hadley's farm in Woodburn. Woodlan High School FFA students spent Thursday and Friday teaching area kindergardeners about life on the farm.

Finding the Shot

Camera: NIKON D2H

Shutter: 1/250 s

Aperture: f/8.5

Exposure Setting: Shutter Priority

ISO: 400

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 25 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments:

Around noon, I was searching the web trying to find a daily photo idea and saw that school kids had visited the Hadley Farm to learn about life on a farm from Woodlan High School FFA students. I figured that even though the elementary schools listed on the FWCS web site had already visited, there would still be schools at the farm in the afternoon.

The problem was finding out where the Hadley Farm was located. Oddly enough, Woodlan High School wasn't able to provide the address. I then called the elementary schools that had gone in the morning and Indian Village Elementary School was able to provide me an address.

The rest of the shoot was easy. Kids and animals always make a nice photo.

- Cathie Rowand, Photojournalist