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Laura J. Gardner - The Journal Gazette
Timothy L. Johnson second graders Shaun Mason, left, Joshua Weaver, middle,and CyRen Warfield, right, listen while their teacher Mrs.Ashliman reads Q is for Duck on the first dayof school. The classroom was going over rulesand expectations for the school year.

Different Reactions to School Starting

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/60 s

Aperture: f/3.2

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 1000

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 39 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments: On Thursday, I went to Timothy L. Johnson's first day of school. I can't believe school is in session already. I took photos of a classroom of second graders.

School never changes. You could tell that some kids were excited to be there and others seemed a little bored. I took a photo of the group listening to the teacher read a book. I like all the different facial expressions in this photo.

- Laura J. Gardner, Photojournalist