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Samuel Hoffman - The Journal Gazette
Instead of washing her calf Caitlin Taylor, 12, left, starts a water fight with friend Abby Pranger, 12, at the DeKalb County Fall Free Fair, Wednesday in Auburn.

Staying Dry and Having Fun

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/800 s

Aperture: f/3.2

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 500

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 120 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments:

I was shooting Abby Pranger hose down her cow when her friend Caitlin Taylor hit her with a stream of water. They didn't really go at each other full force, but I got a nice reaction shot of Taylor getting hit. I started out using my 80-200mm lens for this shot, then switched to a wider-angle lens, but that didn't work out too well. The hardest part here was getting a good view of the calf in the image.

- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist