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Old Feb 4, 2012, 9:31 PM   #1
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Default Faarewell to a long-time firefighter

A highly respected member of our community died a few days ago, and his memorial service was held on Saturday. He had been an active member of our volunteer fire department for many decades, and fire fighters came from all over the Vermont and New Hampshire. Two areal trucks set up on our main street and strung up the flag shown here. Beyond this flag the street was lined with about 20 fire trucks representing many nearby communities. It was very moving to see the tribute so many fire fighters paid to him.

This photo was taken with my new K5 and the DA 16-45 lens. Many others on this forum have had the K5 for a long time, so my impressions are largely irrelevant, but still I have to say how impressed I am with this camera in comparison to my K20, which is a fine camera in its own right. The lightning-fast autofocus astonishes me, and the quiet shutter does not draw as much attention as the K20. I'm looking forward to testing out its high ISO capabilities.
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Old Feb 4, 2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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A very nice shot! Glad you are enjoying your new K5, I'm still impressed with mine. Did you get any shots of the other firetrucks?
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Great photo journalistic story here. Glad you love the K-5, as time goes on you will come to appreciate it even more.

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A fine tribute and nicely captured. I hope he did not pass in the line of duty.

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Thanks folks. Unfortunately I was not able to get a photo any farther up the road because of very heavy traffic, and very tight traffic control. He will be sorely missed, but no Patty, he did not die in the line of duty. I don't know the details, but I believe he died of natural causes.
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A well-taken and very respectful photo!

PS - glad your camera is working so well in your capable hands...
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From a fire-rescue and newspaper photographer: very nice image. Would make a great photojournalism shot in any local paper. Glad you love your K-5. I love everything about mine so far. I like how you added to the shot of the two tower-ladders (as they are called) by having the cars parked on the street in front of the 2 fire trucks.......

Great shot and thanks for sharing. and to all our other Volunteer Firefighters out there stay safe when the pager goes off.....

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Mtnman... that's not Randolph, is it?
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 9:24 PM   #9
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Biro, no it's not Randolph. But I'm not far -- about 40 minutes from Randolph.
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Ah... I have some family connections up there. Time to visit the Green Mountain State again... it's been a while.
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