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Old Oct 24, 2010, 8:43 PM   #1
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JNot really sure if this goes here or in people pictures -- but since they were in action I am going to post here.

Pictures from an LP Emergency Class shot with the Fuji HS10. Have to resize them wayy down in order to get them to load up here.

Enjoy and support your local firefighters when they ask for donations etc they are a special breed of people.
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 9:25 AM   #4
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Simply my opinion...

You caught the flames well, but the firefighters look underexposed to me, although not terribly so.

I would have liked to see a CU of a face, perhaps with the fire in the foreground. Don't know if you could safely get in position to get that shot though.
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Yes the flames brought the firefighters out of exposure like you said, when I compensated Or even put the exposure point on the darker gear of the firefighters the results were not good at all so I went with it that way. I felt like I wanted the public too focus on the flames and how big and hot they were as opposed to the firefighter and not have as vivid a flame. As for seeing faces I agree but sometimes its not safe to get in front.

I guess I could have dodge and burned but with 400+ total photos that would take some seriously. Time. Thanks for your opinion.
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I like them. I think that, for this kind of thing, it's the team and the team's effort that matters, not any single individual. So getting one or two faces would serve any purpose.

(BTW, does everybody wear a Scott Air-Pak nowadays?)
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Tcav Yes we use Scott Airpacks and Scotrt maskes with voice amplifiers. We have the 4500 models which give 45 minutes of air.......
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When I was in the Navy, I had to learn to use one, not as a firefighter, but as a HazMat tech. Curiously, the Navy didn't issue Scott AirPaks to sailors as firefighting equipment back then, except on submarines.
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You guys were a bit after me! In my militray days it was the OBA! Had one crap out on me and had to yank the hose loose and take my chances with the black smoke from burning fuel oil kicking 200ft flames out of the training mock up. Couldnt back out, it was hose or be hosed!

Out of this group #1 in the second set is most appealing. Has definition and depth that is lacking in the others.
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