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The Scorpion Load



This is a photo of one of our many fire hoses on our truck. The way we had prepared it is called the Scorpion Load.

This is a photo of one of our many fire hoses on our truck. The way we had prepared it is called the Scorpion Load.
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Behind The Lens

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This is a photo of our front bumper load. All fire trucks have fire hoses that are connected and are waiting to be deployed at a moments notice. Each hose has its own type of load and even its own personality. This particular load is called The Scorpion Load. The way it is prepared mimics the tail of a scorpion when it is prepared.
Time
I shot this photo in the middle of the day. I bumped up my shutter speed and apurature to adjust for the lighting. I was a little worried about the detail being flat but was rather pleased how it came out in post.
Lighting
Lighting during the shoot was horrible. So I had to adapt and over come. The bumper has a top lid that I had to use to make the light work for me. With a little experimenting, I was able create the look I wanted.
Equipment
This was a handheld shot with my Nikon D3400. No flash. The lens was a 50mm.
Inspiration
I am always looking at different ways to showcase what the tax payers provide us. A lot of people think fire hoses or any fire fighting equipment is generic looking. I am just trying to put a little freshness back into the Fire Service one photo at a time.
Editing
Yes. I alway shoot in raw with a flat profile. I use Lightroom for my workflow. I only adjusted some contrast and saturations enough to give it more depth.
In my camera bag
I carry the standard stuff that everyone carries I would imagine. A zoom lens 70-300, 50mm prime and then an 18-55mm. I have a speed light and other ND filters. Sometimes I don't really have a project in mind. Most of the time it's where the photos take me.
Feedback
I recommend shooting in flat raw on all you photos. This gives you the most range to work with to get the look you are trying to achieve. I never shoot in Monochrome. I look at the subject and decide if that would be best in black and white or in color.

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