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Death of the Beast



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88 Comments | Report
Appleyes Premium
 
Appleyes March 25, 2013
awesome shot
jamesupright
 
jamesupright March 26, 2013
Amazing... Love this lots
ienglish
 
ienglish March 26, 2013
Works so well in mono !!
FMueller
 
FMueller March 26, 2013
Awesome shot!
ARoskar
 
ARoskar March 26, 2013
Wow...awesome!
kbrim8 PRO
 
kbrim8 March 26, 2013
Wow !! Awesome picture !!
scottwneal
 
scottwneal March 27, 2013
Great Photo!
wanderlustsoulsphoto
 
wanderlustsoulsphoto March 27, 2013
This is an amazing shot!
ardilla
 
ardilla March 27, 2013
Great B&W!! Excellent image!!!
JeffreyA PRO
 
JeffreyA March 27, 2013
Awesome shot!!! Voted!
clarkl88
 
clarkl88 March 27, 2013
Amazing capture... voted!!!
bgrand
 
bgrand March 27, 2013
Fantastic snap! Lots going in in this shot. Great drama!
adoptedone
 
adoptedone March 27, 2013
Wow! Voted
LardyC7
 
LardyC7 March 28, 2013
Superb. Great in Mono as well.
justinsmith Premium
 
justinsmith March 28, 2013
Superb
MirelaPilko
 
MirelaPilko March 28, 2013
this shot is amazing.. Voted!
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY March 28, 2013
great work.
hayleywarriner
 
hayleywarriner March 28, 2013
wonderful work!
christiankmpfe
 
christiankmpfe March 28, 2013
Awesome
Khrich409
 
Khrich409 March 29, 2013
Outstanding capture!Voted!
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK March 31, 2013
Wow brilliant!
LouisaAnn
 
LouisaAnn April 01, 2013
Awesome capture ... voted!
Mar PRO+
 
Mar April 01, 2013
Stunning work, voted and good luck...Mar
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter April 01, 2013
Great shot. Voted. - Jake
MeShaPix
 
MeShaPix April 04, 2013
Excellent shot. Tells a story
mikeyffin
 
mikeyffin April 04, 2013
Voted
fabs
 
fabs April 04, 2013
amazing
raegi
 
raegi April 06, 2013
Great shot
JeffreyA PRO
 
JeffreyA April 06, 2013
totally got my vote
Ashley_Perez
 
Ashley_Perez April 06, 2013
Great shot! Voted!
kphall Premium
 
kphall April 07, 2013
Wow..love this!
Rachel-Barlow
 
Rachel-Barlow April 11, 2013
Amazing :)
rturnbow PRO+
 
rturnbow April 12, 2013
Thanks to everyone who voted for this work in the "Lights and Shadows" contest. I received "People's Choice" and am very appreciative indeed!

http://blog.viewbug.com/lights-shadows-photo-contest-finalists/
LauraEm
 
LauraEm April 14, 2013
Very dramatic! Great image!!
deboragardiman
 
deboragardiman April 18, 2013
Congrats!!! Very compelling image!!!
mailsmc
 
mailsmc April 18, 2013
Cool shot, congrats on your award!
Etna PRO+
 
Etna April 18, 2013
Congratulations
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta April 18, 2013
Fabulous shot - a case of you being in the right place at the right time. Congratulations on your win.
iamtherie
 
iamtherie April 19, 2013
awesome photo!
Chaddikat
 
Chaddikat April 19, 2013
congrats!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions April 19, 2013
congrats
xavierw PRO
 
xavierw April 19, 2013
Fantastic. Congrats
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sherrymarie April 19, 2013
Great shot! Congrats!!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates April 19, 2013
Wonderful capture! Congrats!
Monty
 
Monty April 20, 2013
Congrats. Love this shot.
VTPhotographer2018
 
VTPhotographer2018 April 20, 2013
Just an amazing shot!!! Great job!
Heyjude
 
Heyjude April 20, 2013
Incredible shot! Congrats!
AbhijithNarayan
 
AbhijithNarayan April 21, 2013
.. No words....
beetlestone
 
beetlestone April 22, 2013
Congrats! Great shot!
DonHoekPhoto PRO+
 
DonHoekPhoto April 23, 2013
Awesome shot. Congrats!
AlanC PRO
 
AlanC April 28, 2013
You are invited to put this photo in my project below. Hope you will enjoy it. :-) Woof!

Link: https://www.viewbug.com/project/color-monochrome-art
Peaceofthenorth PRO
 
Peaceofthenorth April 29, 2013
you really did well on this photo...too bad about the car though lol
JacquelineMGrange
 
JacquelineMGrange April 30, 2013
Perfect action shot! The smoke and water... and everything gives an amazing effect. Keep up the good work!
Jeanne713 PRO+
 
Jeanne713 May 02, 2013
Awesome! Congrats!!
GaryB5623
 
GaryB5623 May 12, 2013
great capture
RoadKing1985 PRO
 
RoadKing1985 May 13, 2013
Amazing Shot! Congrats!
Hari_Subagio
 
Hari_Subagio July 03, 2013
fantastic ... powerfull
olivierlw PRO
 
olivierlw July 19, 2013
well done!
mattperkins
 
mattperkins July 24, 2013
Outstanding Shot.
riaanjacobs
 
riaanjacobs July 25, 2013
Great B&W shot
olivierlw PRO
 
olivierlw September 25, 2013
nicely done!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana September 29, 2013
Well done!
victorruiz
 
victorruiz September 07, 2014
Nice
kathyschiltz
 
kathyschiltz September 15, 2014
Great shot!
mvilaret PRO+
 
mvilaret September 19, 2014
Wonderful shot!
Kotkoda
 
Kotkoda December 04, 2014
Wow; this is amazing!
BressPhotography
 
BressPhotography December 23, 2014
outstanding capture & great b&W work!
janland PRO+
 
janland December 31, 2014
Fantastic capture! Congrats!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo December 31, 2014
Congrats on being a Finalist!
S1nad1ch
 
S1nad1ch January 01, 2015
Good call on making this on black and white it add s up to an intense drama capture.. Congratulation
viewbug_georgem
 
viewbug_georgem January 02, 2015
Wow!
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer March 05, 2015
Fabulous B&W
guybahonsrichardson
 
guybahonsrichardson March 30, 2015
This is the best photo I've seen in a while! How on earth did you get this awesome shot ?
StevenDworak
 
StevenDworak May 18, 2015
What a great shot and excellent detail.
jeffswanson
 
jeffswanson January 24, 2016
What a great action shot.
Dave_B
 
Dave_B January 25, 2016
FANTASTIC shot of the brothers at work
RebeccaHope22
 
RebeccaHope22 May 11, 2016
Moving and honest!
ChrisHPhotos
 
ChrisHPhotos May 14, 2016
Great scene, super energy and capture.
off-the-edge-photography
 
off-the-edge-photography June 25, 2016
wow! nicely done
nigelplayle
 
nigelplayle September 21, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
nigelplayle
 
nigelplayle September 21, 2016
Being a volunteer fireman, I can certainly relate to this. Awesome shot.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 05, 2017
Great capture! Congrats.
shelleymillercampbell
 
shelleymillercampbell June 26, 2017
Amazing capture!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson August 23, 2017
Brilliant action capture and I love the Black and White.
shaunwalker_2883
 
shaunwalker_2883 December 18, 2017
Amazing image it really tells me a story well done
shaunwalker_2883
 
shaunwalker_2883 December 18, 2017
Amazing image it really tells me a story well done
andreaeptonward PRO
 
andreaeptonward February 16, 2018
Great photo x
Serafio75
 
Serafio75 July 15, 2018
Great Shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
It was an unplanned spur of the moment opportunity, taken in the street in front of my home in Arizona.
Time
That day I was working upstairs in my home office when my wife yelled from downstairs that there was a car fire in the street. I am a proponent of having my camera batteries charged at all times, and this was a moment when I was glad of that habit. I immediately grabbed my trusty Canon 7D which had a 300mm Canon lens, checked for a memory card, then ran downstairs and out to the street where this car was fully engulfed in flames. The fire department had not yet arrived, and it was late morning around 10:30am.
Lighting
At 10:30am in Arizona, everything is pretty well lit up. Thankfully the smoke, steam, and helmets provided a mechanism for diffusing the light.
Equipment
My prime camera is a Canon 7D which I use for both stills and video. For this shoot I grabbed it and my Canon 300mm Canon IS lens since I didn't know how close I could get to the fire and stay safe. I quickly set the camera to manual with ISO 100, and f/7.1, and a 1/800 shutter speed. Since I was moving constantly I had no need for a tripod or flash and there was no time for even connecting a strap.
Inspiration
I have had firefighters in my family for years, and they have told me stories about the work they have done. I've always wanted to shoot firefighters in action but have never had the opportunity to be on scene at a fire until this event occurred. When my wife told me what was happening it was my big opportunity which have spawned some of my best work to date. I was shooting so quickly after the firefighters arrived my memory card could hardly keep up. During the shoot, the car exploded and show debris in my direction which elevated my heart rate significantly.
Editing
Because of the bright sun and the fast shooting, there was a significant amount of dark shots to deal with. Since I was shooting in RAW I was able to overcome that problem in post by increasing exposure and contrast. In this specific shot, I felt it worked better in black and white so I removed saturation completely and made sure the darks and light were properly balanced. I also added the firefighter on the right from another shot at the same scene.
In my camera bag
I always have my Canon 7D, a macro lens, zoom lens, assortment of prime lenses, and filters. I have a rotating camera strap, multiple high-speed memory cards, and a battery charger as well. I carry cleaning materials, a carbon fiber tripod, remote shutter devices, and a Canon strobe too.
Feedback
Always have your camera ready to go since you never know when opportunities will come up. Keep a utility lens, and memory card in the camera at all times if possible and take it everywhere. In the case of sudden action shoots, set the camera in a mode that works best to main proper lighting and focus so you can focus on framing. For fires, you will need a long lens to ensure you have a safe distance between you and the action and make sure to find a spot that provides the optimal view to the activities.

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