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Old Jun 26, 2005, 11:57 AM   #1
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Entry team ready to role..dale
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Old Jun 27, 2005, 12:58 PM   #2
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This shot bothers me a bit. I'm sure I am wrong but this almost looks like two separate photos merged in Photoshop. I think it is the shallow depth of field that makes it look that way. The foreground is very sharp but the background with the fire is fuzzy. A little more depth of field would help here.


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Old Jun 27, 2005, 1:08 PM   #3
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I rather like it as it is because, in this case, the fireman is the subject. The fire, though certainly real enough, is psychologically still in the fireman's future.

You do great fire photos, Dale!

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Old Jun 27, 2005, 5:35 PM   #4
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Thanks Barb, it was one of our probees 1st internal attack,... sorry calr no photoshop used
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Old Jun 28, 2005, 3:33 PM   #5
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I rather like it as it is because, in this case, the fireman is the subject. The fire, though certainly real enough, is psychologically still in the fireman's future.
Yes, I definitely like that too. And you know, I would like to see someone take this kind of shot twice - once with the focus strongly narrowed on the fireman, and the other just the opposite. Both have significant implications. I would see this, similar to what bcoultry said, as the fire being the deceptively distant thing, which is about to become a very real confrontation to the fireman.

I think in the reverse, there would be a frightening fire very closely focused, while in the foreground, the fireman who is so small and very much inferior to the fire, about to jump in and attack it.

Hard to describe what I'm envisioning as far as the subtext that I feel, but I hope you get it.

Anyone have an image like I describe?
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Daniel you mean like these.. this post and next. sorry I don't how to get both pics on same post..Dale
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and this one.. dale
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Awesome pics.


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