Sitting through graduation…. five times

This weekend, all the Washoe County public schools graduated.  If you thought sitting through your own graduation was boring, try sitting through FIVE of them.  This is how I spent Friday evening and all day Saturday.  Actually, it wasn’t all that bad.  At least all that time gave me opportunities to explore the gym and the different lighting opportunities:

Reed GraduationReed High School graduate Kacey Fye takes a moment to celebrate on stage after receiving his diploma during graduation ceremonies at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV Friday, June 5, 2009.  Fye then took another moment to celebrate by doing a back flip in the aisle. (© John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal).

Reed GraduationReed High School student Amelia Penton, top, chose to wear a different pair of matching shoes to her graduation Friday.  “Everyone knows I like penguins,” she said.  “I’m wanting to go out with a bang.” (© John Schreiber/ Reno Gazette-Journal)

Graduation_blog_04Galena High School Valedictorian Amanda Hartman, right, peeks out from behind the stage curtain shortly before the start of Saturday’s graduation ceremony at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV June 6, 2009.John Schreiber/ Reno Gazette-Journal)

Wooster High School GraduationA Wooster High School graduate gets a hug from Principal Debra Biersdorff after receiving her diploma during graduation ceremonies Saturday, June 6, 2009 at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV. (© John Schreiber/ Reno Gazette-Journal)

Reed GraduationReed High School graduate Ivor Harvey does a impromptu celebration dance after receiving his diploma during graduation ceremonies at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno Friday.  “I just thought of it last second,” he said. (© John Schreiber/ Reno Gazette-Journal)


5 Responses to “Sitting through graduation…. five times”

  1. June 7, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    John you got some really original, out of the box graduation shots. You did a great job!

  2. 2 Charles Ludeke
    June 7, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    did you light the first image, or was it available? it’s really nice.

    next time, look for images outside the actual ceremony itself. what about the parents? i wonder what kind of reactions they were making.

    good job nonetheless

  3. 3 Gladstone
    June 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    You have some fun images here. Great job finding moments to go with the nice light.

  4. June 8, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Thanks guys.

    And to answer your question Charles, the first shot is ambient light. They had two spotlights shining on the stage at all times as the graduates walked across.

  5. June 10, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Personally I don’t give a hoot what the parents looked like. The story is about the graduates, not their parents, in my opinion and I’m sure your editor would agree. The first one is my fave, you were lucky to have that great ambient. Keep rockin’

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