Sunday, October 11, 2009
“I want everyone between the pumpkins!” Scott Allen of the Black Team was shouting, attempting to help direct a couple of hundred Barnstormers for a group photo: students, teachers, volunteers, most of them with cameras and ideas of their own. As they gathered in random formation in front of the Barn, some climbed onto the roof, stood on chairs, sat on the grass and generally crowded together as the sunlight slipped in and out of the clouds. The lucky photographer was Mark Kettenhoffen, another member of the Black Team and a Nikon employee, with five big strobes and a nice camera. After a half-dozen frames, the photo was done.