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Laminar
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Aug 21, 2008, 01:09 AM
 
The camp I worked at a couple summers ago had a couple of cabins that suffered extensive water damage during a recent flood and were ready to get rid of anyway, so they burned 'em down today. Luckily I happened to have a Digital Rebel XT and a couple lenses in my back seat when I got there.

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Aug 21, 2008, 01:14 AM
 
Allow me to be the first to say it in this thread:


DAT'S HAWT!!!!!!!!11!!!11!111
What, me worry?
     
Laminar  (op)
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Aug 21, 2008, 01:21 AM
 
It was. The first picture was taken with the normal lens and gives you an idea of how far away I was standing, and even at that distance, it was hot enough that you didn't want to stand directly in front of it for more than a few minutes.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 02:20 AM
 
Picture #3 give me the feeling that my eyebrows are being singed off.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 09:12 AM
 
And that's a whole lot of singeing.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 09:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Picture #3 give me the feeling that my eyebrows are being singed off.
I would expect your eyebrows to be fire-retarded.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 09:34 AM
 
Why didn't they just tear them down instead of risking the forest going up?
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 10:04 AM
 
Insurance money.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 10:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Why didn't they just tear them down instead of risking the forest going up?
Practice for the firefighters.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 10:23 AM
 
I'm surprised Lam didn't park his car somewhere nearby and shot it with the burning house backdrop.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 10:42 AM
 
Now that, would be a shot for the Photo Critique thread.

Alas, I doubt Lammy would put his precious Ford next to a burnng cigarette, let lone a full-on blaze from a camp cabin.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 10:43 AM
 
Actually, a few of those shots would have gotten favorable critiques in the Photo Critique thread. But now my attitude is influenced by the Ford...
     
Laminar  (op)
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Aug 21, 2008, 12:04 PM
 
See? It IS all in the camera!
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 05:34 PM
 
Touche'

But seriously, your composition on these shots was much better than your recent car shots. Perhaps it is the fact that you are using the viewfinder instead of the LCD screen which assisted you. And a building on fire is a lot more interesting than a 10 year old Ford. Admit it.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 05:55 PM
 
Admitted.

edit: Oh, and my car was built on March 14th of 1999, so it's only 9 years and 5 months old.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 06:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I would expect your eyebrows to be fire-retarded.
Actually, they're just retarded.

Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
And that's a whole lot of singeing.
Comparable to a California wildfire. You could see it from space.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 06:35 PM
 
I can't believe there's no white text in this thread. yet.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 07:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Actually, a few of those shots would have gotten favorable critiques in the Photo Critique thread. But now my attitude is influenced by the Ford...
Oh, and feel free to let me know which pictures you liked.

It's be nice to know I can do SOMETHING right...
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 07:34 PM
 
3, 4, & 6
     
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Aug 22, 2008, 05:34 PM
 
Great shots!

On photo no. 3, what's that thing sticking up from the fireman's neck up to the right of his head? Do the firemen over there come with built in cameras?
     
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Originally Posted by Hugi View Post
Great shots!

On photo no. 3, what's that thing sticking up from the fireman's neck up to the right of his head? Do the firemen over there come with built in cameras?
That's what I was wondering, if they have wireless cameras.
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Aug 22, 2008, 05:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Why didn't they just tear them down instead of risking the forest going up?
A bit of diesel fuel and a couple hours did the work of a whole crew of people and a couple days. The cabins had been water damaged and were full of black mold - anything salvageable had been removed and anything left would have been contaminated. And those two building are in a pretty good sized clearing, just a couple trees around the location I was taking pictures from, and a couple trees behind.

Originally Posted by Hugi View Post
Great shots!

On photo no. 3, what's that thing sticking up from the fireman's neck up to the right of his head? Do the firemen over there come with built in cameras?
My guess is flashlight, but none of my other pictures reveal anything...revealing.
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Aug 23, 2008, 09:16 AM
 
While it might have been "cost and time effective" where you are, burning anything down around here, EVEN AFTER the tropical storms and associated rains we've had, would definitely be a NO GO. I'd be interested in where the diesel fuel went before stuff was set on fire; I'd have poured the stuff all over the black mold to make sure it "died in the fire" before anything else.

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