There was a big fire in a neighboring beach town the other night. Our guys saw a lot of action. We did not get much snow, but there were gale force winds accompanying heavy rain and blowing sands. Here, Engine 10 gets its hosebed reloaded and the sand hosed off after returning home.
January 1: Some days the photos just jump in front of me. 2022 began with a structure fire and a crash. I didn't get any photos at the fire. At the crash scene, however, a heavy fog rolled in while we waited for the power company to clean up the downed wires. Medic 4 looked… Continue reading Project 365/’22: Day 1
Happy New Year from Engine 10/Medic 4. Busy saving the city until next year! Very likely to run both the last and first calls of the year before I go home. Thus begins another attempt at a Project 365. I haven’t completed one since I carried my Nikon D70 around for a year. Back then… Continue reading Project 365/‘22: Day -1
For years I was a fire apparatus nerd. I collected photos and specs; I knew all sorts of minute details. Over time the drive to shoot and collect has waned, but I can still identify most of the classic makes and models from a block away. Today I look at fire engines differently when I… Continue reading Week 38 – Fire engine geekery
This past week we had a bit of a tragedy in the yard. A storm brought down a large pine which grazed the 1963 Ford/ALF. It was a freak thing; 2 feet one way would have been a complete miss, 2 feet the other would have crushed the cab. The body isn't totalled, but it… Continue reading Pickup
I confess I was lazy this week, shooting mostly in full automatic mode with a bit of aperture priority when I was working with depth of field. The 600si is a tank of a camera. I haven't weighed it, but it just feels heavy in spite of its mostly plastic construction. Occasionally it would refuse… Continue reading Week 24 Results – Minolta 600si
The tones drop, just like they have for the majority of my life. I've reached the point where I've been a firefighter for more of my life than not. (Scary thought, that.) A box alarm; routine. At least it's not another medical aid.Circumstances conspire: maintenance, a detail. The first engine responds as usual, but the… Continue reading Nostalgia again
5/8 - In the checkout line, wondering why Nostradamus looks like an angry Sean Connery. 5/9 - Charter Hose No. 1 5/10 - Beth learning to handle a manual TLR, in this case a Super Ricohflex. 5/10 - The Vegetable Garden @ Castle Hill 5/12 - Requiem for a picnic table. This one came into… Continue reading May randomness (P366)