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Fire Trucks

Fire Trucks
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Copyright: Karen Arnold (dareco) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-14
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-15 22:49
Viewed: 936
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The next firetruck in this line-up. I live across the street from a huge fire training school but have seldom gotten over to see what's there.
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hello Karen
hope you are doing fine
nice sky and well angled shot
nice colours and fine light and shadows
good perspective and pov
thanks for sharing

Manuj Mehta

Hello Karen! Amazing truck, amazing colours. Nice light and shadow. Original point of view. Perfect take. Well done!

Hello Karen,

The details of the focal engine set against the blue of the sky and the green of the grass make a fine combination.
However, somehow, the inclusion of the trucks either side seem to take away some of the attention. Pehaps a step to the right, giving a more angled shot and eliminating the r/h truck, and a more close-up of the main truck would block out the l/h one. Just an idea!
I don't suppose the trucks are still there to try it!

Have a good, my friend,
Bev :-)

Hello Karen!
Wonderful truck, amazing colours!
well angled shot,fine light and shadows,
nice blue sky and great perspective!
Regards and tfs

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-07-16 6:18]

Hi Karen

The warm cold colour contrast between the hot pink truck & blue sky is superb. The bg clouds also resemble smoke. Good color, contrast & sharpness. Tfs!

Hi Karen,
Very nice serie vith good colours and lighting.TFS.


same as before, cool subject, sharp image, good light/colors, clouds are amazing,

Hi Karen,
You are very lucky to have such great subjects to photograph, especially so close to home! I would go crazy with HDRs at this place, haha. In my honest opinion, the lighting is quite unbalanced in this shot. I feel that if you took this at a different time of the day, you'd also be able to expose the truck on the right too - which would also take the harshness off the truck in the middle.

The clouds add to the scene nicely, as does the blue sky. But I can't help feeling that some of the sky should be cropped, just to balance out the photo more. A CPL would really help for a shot like this, to both define the clouds and bring out the blue in the sky.

It's a great attempt though, and I do like the POV of the truck in the middle. If these are still parked up next time, try taking another shot. Perhaps when the sun is quite low in the late afternoon. Might make all the difference ;).


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-07-16 15:54]

Hello Karen.
Good looking composition of transportation.
Fire Trucks always in red.
Good contrast here.
Janek Kloss

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2009-07-17 6:06]

Hi Karen,
Lovely mix of red, blue and green. The clouds add to the shot's beauty.

Fascinating old machines - always interesting to see the evolution of any one kind of vehicle. I like your composition of this shot, good low horizon and good low placement of the fire engines with plenty of sky to balance the colours and shapes below.

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