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Samuel Hoffman - The Journal Gazette
Emily Freise, 10, and her friend Jennifer Meyer, 12, take their pet horses to the concession stand during the Carroll - Huntington North regional softball game at Carroll High School, Tuesday. Freise's big sister Erica is a freshman on the Huntington North team.

No Crying in Baseball, but Maybe Horses in Softball

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/5000 s

Aperture: f/3.5

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 400

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 300 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments:

I saw these two girls playing with their plastic horses in the shade behind the stands. I waffled about whether to take their photo, but then caught them carrying several horses to the concession stand. They said that those were their favorites (they left the others in the grass) and they didn't want anyone taking them while they were gone. Emily said she had over a hundred horses at home. Her sister is on the regional-winning Huntington North softball team; no word on if the horses were going to semi-state.

- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist