Photo of a street full of fire trucks, police and people who escaped a fire

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Daniel Lewis, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. Daniel Lewis

    Daniel Lewis Guest

    These poor people escaped a house fire in my suburb, which happened to
    be on Father's Day (yesterday).

    Being a beginner, and having no tripod or a good surface to lean on, I
    think I did ok keeping the shot steady. There is a little bit of
    blur/camera shake.

    I have submitted it to the local newspaper and it might be published
    this week! Exciting!!!

    Any comments?


    Daniel Lewis, Sep 5, 2005
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  2. Daniel Lewis

    Guest Guest

    Hi Daniel

    The link brings up the Webshots homepage on my browser.
    Maybe the photo is password-access only?

    Guest, Sep 5, 2005
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  3. Daniel Lewis

    Daniel Lewis Guest

    Daniel Lewis, Sep 5, 2005
  4. Daniel Lewis

    Guest Guest

    That's better. Good luck with the local paper.

    I would have liked more focus on the (victim?)
    and (policewoman?) on the left side -- for the
    human drama aspect -- but I guess at the time
    you don't want to be too intrusive (although
    the headlights would have probably obscured
    their identities).

    Guest, Sep 5, 2005
  5. Daniel Lewis

    Daniel Lewis Guest

    Thanks, MM. It was a hard angle because I was standing right in front
    of a police car and 2 policemen blocking the street, who kindly let me
    shoot from there, but wouldn't let anyone further into the street. If I
    moved left, the tree would block everything. If I moved right, I would
    loose the flimsy, wobbly "keep left" sign I was leaning on for its
    limited support.

    I agree on the human drama angle, too. I am disappointed I couldn't get
    it, but considering a 2.5 second shutter speed, all the activity,
    novice photgrapher, and the bad angle, I am proud of it. It is my first
    significant night shot!


    Thanks for the kind remarks. If the pic is published, I will scan it
    and post it.

    So I can learn some more, how would you have taken the shot?

    Daniel Lewis, Sep 5, 2005
  6. Daniel Lewis

    Guest Guest

    Don't ask me, I'm just a hobby photographer! :)
    Like you, I'm always learning.

    It's hard to know without being there, but my camera allows me to
    push the ISO up to a higher setting, which reduces shutter speed,
    and I can also reduce the Av (aperture priority?) to get an even
    faster shutter speed with the added benefits of a black sky
    and better-exposed people (less washed-out areas).
    A lens with image-stabiliser helps even more.
    Guest, Sep 5, 2005
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