Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Snapshot from the past.....


Last shot from my visit to the Fire Education Centre/Museum and my personal favorite even though 'technically' it's not the best . Have you ever been snapping away in a certain location and then just when you think you're done, you turn and WHAM you see an image that evokes all sorts of unexpected emotions. In your mind you can envision a scenario so clearly that it could be happening in front of your eyes. The fire bell clanging, the firemen who had moments before been relaxing, sliding down the fire pole, rushing to pull on their jackets and hard hat's all carefully placed in order on the hooks, I see the Fire Chief's hat off to the right, he would be issuing orders, not that they don't know exactly what to do, they've done it many times before and will do it many times again. Leaping onto Dennis, the fire doors open and they go flying out onto Murray St. on their way to do what they do best, save lives and put out flames! I think you might have guessed that I really enjoyed my visit to the museum, I hope you did also. Have a wonderful Wednesday.....

41 comments:

  1. belle photo b&w, le choix du b&w lui donne un petit cote nostalgique que j'aime

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  2. Terrific image and corresponding text. You really made this photo come alive. I also like your choice with black and white. It gives more of an historical perspective.

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  3. Terrific, Grace! And it says it all! A great reminder to us all of just how much we owe these very brave men. Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  4. I just signed up for my first photography class and am feeling a bit overwhelmed. Looking at this wonderful shot and thinking: "This is probably what the instructor wants us to be able to do... " ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  5. That's when the real photography begins; when you forget eveything else in the world and say "Hey, look at this!" Great image full of meaning.

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  6. The word coming to my mind when seeing this is: quaint

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  7. A very profound photo...this would be a perfect "wordless" photo...no words needed! Great eye, Grace!

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  8. Looking at this I got a flashback from when I was a kid. My dad was a volunteer fire-fighter for 25 years. I remember him seeing him leaving in a hurry when the alarm call came in.

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  9. This museum series is just great - great reds in every photo - you've done a wonderful job. However, this shot is also my favourite, it's so cool!

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  10. I certainly enjoyed it a lot. This kind of photo sort of conjures up images of 9/11... Yet I really like it!

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  11. I love this shot Grace! It works so well in B & W.

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  12. Reminds me of soldiers waiting to go into battle :-).

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  13. So many stories would be attached to those hats and coats! Like spines of books on a shelf waiting to be read and appreciated! Very symbolic photo!

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  14. yes, enjoyed it much0



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  15. I've thoroughly enjoyed this series and this fine b&w artistic shot is a great finale! Merci beaucoup!

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  16. Will I..........no. Every one here is so nice and polite.

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  17. I agree with Lowell. That is a perfect finale.

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  18. Nice series on the fire station and equipment, Grace. I know just what you mean by a certain image opening the floodgate of memories...

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  19. This is a fantastic image Grace and your commentary brought the the whole thing to life. It was like reading a good story!

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  20. Love this and the previous post Grace. I have been past this building but have not been in. You are inspiring me to take the time to step in through the door next time I am in that part of town. Hope that your Wednesday is going well also....

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  21. Wonderful photo Grace- looks like a 1950s b&w classic and wd make a gr8 postcard too.

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  22. Great photo, well seen. Sometimes you can have a sudden "look" to make the perfect picture.

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  23. these images are wonderful and yes, sometimes the first and the last shots are the very best, aren't they. wonderful description, too, grace.

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  24. oh nicely done .. I am so going to miss that 'frame' if Picasa doesnt include it in the 'editing' program they are offering (its Picnik and I hope they dont limit the options)

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  25. Yes. That photo captures it perfectly! One of my favorite photos from the fire department series :D

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  26. I really like this one too. The b&w really works here. :)

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  27. At the beginning, I thought of seeing dresses of miners

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  28. lovely pics and excellent commentary!!

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  29. Great picture. Might take a few weeks until fires will start over here. Please have a good Thursday.

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  30. Interesting shot Grace, have a good weekend!

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  31. Your words complement the image beautifully, Grace. Well said and well shot!

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