Some images from a recent fire.

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  1. Rjcommando

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    These are 2 of several images I shot at a recycling center fire I happened to see just as the first fire truck arrived. It turned out to be a four alarm blaze. One of our local tv news stations used several of them. These two are my personal favorites.


     

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    Ok. I have no idea why the one image posted twice. Computers are obviously not my specialty. 😄
     
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    Post up some more. I enjoy watching when someone else has to hump the hose, and on a fire like this there is usually a lot of it laid on the ground to supply the master streams.
     
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    Here's a few more images I have with me. I didn't think take some shots of all the hoses. They did have MILES of hose all over the place.
     
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    The moments you captured are awesome, well done!

    The first one is a little underexposed I think (the whites are grey and it would be nice to see more detail in the black clouds)

    The third needs a few degree clockwise rotation.

    Great reportage!
     
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    That top one I found a bit challenging. I was shooting almost straight into the sun with the smoke occasionally obscuring the sun. I shot that one five or six times with the rapidly changing conditions and actually had my hand out just out ahead of my lens to get rid of a wicked lens flare.
     
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    Are you referring to the one with the firefighter stepping off the side of the truck? That one I felt being slightly tilted gave it a slightly "off balance" feel to it. Kind of trying to capture a bit more drama in it. This was my first time shooting a fire up close so I was kind of all over the place with my shooting. I gotta say, it was pretty exciting.
     
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    Work on your WB and exposure.
     
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    So many fire pics posted lately, I think we should have a dedicated fire forum.
















    I kid, I kid.

    Sorry RJ, an inside joke at your thread's expense. You caught some good action. Would you like C&C?
     
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    Sure bazooka. C&C always welcome. I'm always looking to improve.
     
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    I cheated on the WB and just set AWB. I was close enough that the lighting changed significantly with the smoke, especially on the downwind side. I did get a little sloppy with the exposure on some of the shots. I think I had sixty or so total images. A lot were just blah and not worth keeping.
     
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    Ugh. Repacking 4 or 5 inch supply line sucks, period. Luckily, if there is alot of it to be picked up, we just call in the inmates from a local prison and have them brought out to pick everything up for us ;)
     

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