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The Lone Fireman



A lone fireman using a spade battles the intense heat and flames of a grass-bush fire in Holyhead. The flames could be seen for miles around, but thankfully thi...
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A lone fireman using a spade battles the intense heat and flames of a grass-bush fire in Holyhead. The flames could be seen for miles around, but thankfully this fireman and his colleagues put it out shortly after I had taken this.
This Photo was taken from my Bedroom window
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15 Comments | Report
rach_who
 
rach_who July 18, 2013
Dramatic
riaanjacobs
 
riaanjacobs July 19, 2013
Picture with a story, well done
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ImagesByChrissie July 20, 2013
WOW! what an dramatic shot, well done.
martinsolomon
 
martinsolomon July 22, 2013
Exellent shot.
hello7671
 
hello7671 July 22, 2013
Love it!
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PWMMacro July 23, 2013
Thank you
kariwellborn PRO+
 
kariwellborn July 23, 2013
WOW! Awesome picture, thank God all were safe and the fire out.
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz July 23, 2013
Very impressive, Paul! The fact that you included the firefighter truly give credence to the struggle at hand! Jerry
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PWMMacro July 23, 2013
Thank you for your comments, I did point out the face to a friend but they couldn't see it. I have not mentioned it to anyone else so am happy that you can see it.
davidpietroski
 
davidpietroski July 24, 2013
thats no fun job
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita July 28, 2013
must have been a worry for you. Great pic!
shimazakiisamu
 
shimazakiisamu July 30, 2013
Wonderful picture!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 August 16, 2013
Very dramatic! Great capture. And absolutely the face is there.
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brentmorris December 26, 2013
I can feel the heat
maalikali
 
maalikali February 07, 2014
Amazing, dramatic, suspenseful, intense, heroic, great great shot!!!!

Behind The Lens

Location
I live in Holyhead which is just off Anglesey in North Wales and my house looks over this field called 'Cae Bog'. It was from the back room in my house I took this image.
Time
It was in around mid-evening in April
Lighting
I wanted the silhouette shot and the flames gave me the light I needed for this.
Equipment
The camera was a Canon EOS 600D with my Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II attached. It was set up on my manfrotto 055 Tripod.
Inspiration
I had not long watched a programme on the National Geographic channel and it showed a scientist atop a volcano, the brightness of the lava gave a stunning silhouette against the scientist and I thought I would love to take a similar image. Knowing the chances of me visiting a erupting volcano are slim, I seen this fire and then the fireman walking past and thought this could be the chance for me to get anything similar.
Editing
It has been cropped and I also darkend the foreground just a touch more.
In my camera bag
Canon EOS 6D, Canon ef 100m f2.8L Macro IS USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens. ND filter, cable release, iPad, dust blower, manfrotto 055 tripod and fruit
Feedback
I am still learning photography so all I can offer is just wait for the moment, I didn't want the fireman just stood there I wanted him doing something that would make the silhouette look better. I would also say look on viewbug at other photos and speak to the photographer as they offer the best advice. Lastly I would say just get out with the camera the more you are out the more you learn.

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