Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 18mm, 1/1600 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 -- EXIF
September 26 was the set day for the schools in Uken to hold their field days. Amuro Elementary/Junior High is the furthest away for me to commute to and it takes me about an hour and twenty minutes to get to. Two of the schools I visit only have a handful of students and Amuro is one of them.
Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 55mm, 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 -- EXIF
The Entire Student Population Minus One
Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 20mm, 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 -- EXIF
Doing Their Best to Pose for the Camera
There are three junior high school students and four elementary students. Recently they had a family move to the village from Okinawa and the elementary numbers were boosted by two.
Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 55mm, 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 -- EXIF
Amuro Nursery School
Since there are only a handful of students they have the whole village community join the event. Even the littlest ones get a chance to do their thing.
Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 24mm, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 -- EXIF
Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 22mm, 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 -- EXIF
Not Rambo, But Tough None the Less
This is Shutaro. He's in 9th grade and is a great young man. His father isn't around and his mother does her best to support him. They've recently been working on speeches for an English speech competition they're going to have next month in Uken. His is about his mom and how appreciative he is of her. I was very impressed with him when I heard him read his speech to me for the first time. How many teenage boys you do you know that are thankful for their parents?
Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28mm, 1/1000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 -- EXIF
Jump Rope Competition
Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 34mm, 1/3200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 -- EXIF
Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 26mm, 1/3200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 -- EXIF
I teach at all 5 schools they have in Uken and since they all have their field days on the same day, I couldn't stay long at each school in order to visit them all. So these are some of the shots I took while I was there. My next post will be of Nagara Elementary/Junior High.
I'm still going through photos from this day and also my daughter's field day. It's taking some time. I took a lot of photos. On a happy note, Halloween is coming! I'm thinking up some sort of backdrop to use to take photos this year. I'm thinking of going with something simpler than last. We'll see. I also came across a bit of information that I thought was kind of cool. This October 2010 has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays all in 1 month. This only happens once in 823 years. Not sure how true this information is, but it seemed kind of cool. I would have expected it to happen a little more often. January this year also had the same as October and July this year had 5 Thursdays, 5 Fridays and 5 Saturdays so I guess they're only talking about October and just the weekends. I don't know.