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Samuel Hoffman - The Journal Gazette
Tianna Stieglitz loses a straw fight with Jackson Bradshaw, 3, left, and Tait Regier, 4, at the Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival. The fun continues Saturday from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m.

Straw Fight!

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/250 s

Aperture: f/10

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 200

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 66 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments:

This was as much fun as it looked. I was just hoping for a couple of kids making straw angels when this woman jumped in and engaged in a straw fight with her nephew Tait and his friend.

I'm pretty sure the hijinks were encouraged by a relative standing nearby who saw me taking photos, though she denied it. Normally, I would have knelt down to the kids' level for the photo, but the background was really busy and I was too close for a telephoto lens.

- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist