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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:20 AM
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Fires - Photography and being stunned by both
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/11/california_wil...

Don't just click on this. Create a few minutes of concentration to spend with it.

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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:28 AM
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1. Amazing images
Must take a really calm and dedicated mind to get such beautiful pictures out of such horrific conditions. Wow.
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priller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:53 PM
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2. I'd be interested in knowing more technical details
In some photos they appear to be using an orange filter. I also wonder if they're using something like a polarizer to reduce the brightness of the flames. But those are some fine photos. I especially liked the melted wheel -- not something you see every day.


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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:52 PM
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3. This one?
Crap, that is one hot fire...



probably 700 or so
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:29 AM
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4. My experience
When you're shooting at a fire scene, you shoot a lot. It's impossible to come away without one or two great shots, no matter how much of a hack you (I) am. :)

Add to that a big event and lots of photographers, you get lots of good shots. Some luck, some skill, IMO. The longer the fire lasts, the more you start thinking about technique.

To wit, my lucky shots from back in the days of truck chasing:










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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:02 AM
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5. It leaves me speechless. Each picture is a full story
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