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Where's the Fire ???

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 9 June 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Believe it or not but these guys in that funny antique fire engine were driving at least 110km/h on a road with 80km/h limit. I shooted them from a car, but was fortunate being a passenger and able to open quickly the window and take a couple of shots!

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/1000 second F/2.8 ISO 80 6 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent!!! J'adore! Bravo!

9 Jun 2009 5:59am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

very good this parade !! love it

9 Jun 2009 6:03am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful capture of this great subject especially at 110/km with great processing! Love the dalmatian:)

9 Jun 2009 6:06am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A fabulous photo. They really look like they're having heaps of fun. The dog looks to be having a great day out to.

9 Jun 2009 6:15am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Superbement génial! j'adore le chien! Quelle image d'un autre temps!!

9 Jun 2009 6:29am

Bertrand from Paris, France

Un bel hommage en ces périodes de commémoration. Je suis fan de ton traitement sépia light.

9 Jun 2009 7:04am

k@ from Paris, France

Totally crazy chaps, love this weird team going fast & fun !

9 Jun 2009 7:21am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great photo! I like the dog!

9 Jun 2009 7:56am

Philippe from Bangkok, Thailand

oh, very nice picture, lock like old time and i like the dog .... :)

9 Jun 2009 9:00am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

They were certainly crazy but they allowed you to capture such a beautiful picture! Well done.

9 Jun 2009 9:30am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

realy 110km/h
very nice subject
great shot

9 Jun 2009 10:25am

Soe from Bangkok, Thailand

Very nice photo... these guys seemed to be really enjoying life...

9 Jun 2009 10:32am

ali from tehran, Iran

nice car..good capture

9 Jun 2009 10:44am

zOOm from Paris, France

Nice selective desat, well conveys this old fire car !

9 Jun 2009 10:52am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Brilliant capture, I love the dog!

9 Jun 2009 11:41am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

That's a superb great shot ! really incredible but marvellous !!

9 Jun 2009 12:05pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I'm impressed that it could do 80 K let alone 110 K.....Nicely captured! ;-)

9 Jun 2009 12:06pm

BoB from Milano, Italy

this is too cool!

9 Jun 2009 1:14pm

flyingwind from Taiyuan, China

Hope police will not give them a fine! U always have so good an oppoutunity to shot things! Like the scene of this picture and its color!

9 Jun 2009 1:28pm

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

I like the way you desaturated the tones to give this a period look. Love that dog.

9 Jun 2009 2:27pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Very impressive truck, great shot!

9 Jun 2009 2:57pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine action capture of these guys exceeding the limits - in fun and speed!
What a fine truck...right down to the dog. Nice one.

9 Jun 2009 3:07pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They are having fun and so is the dog. Great action shot with super processing.

9 Jun 2009 3:15pm

Marsha from Colorado, United States

Very cool shot....tones are wonderful!

9 Jun 2009 3:15pm

Terry H. from Azle Texas, United States

A great drive by shooting. :)

9 Jun 2009 3:21pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

crazy guys ! and dog ;-) funny capture !

9 Jun 2009 3:22pm

motie from France

fantastic capture!! lovely car, the guy holding his cap is funny and the dog is majestic!

9 Jun 2009 3:30pm

Mike Paulison from United States

I love this!!! The old truck, the dalmatian, the antique processing and especially the guy's expressions. They look like they're having great fun. Very nice M!

9 Jun 2009 4:03pm

peter from new york, United States

surprised it could coast that fast! would be so much fun to drive : )

9 Jun 2009 4:27pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

hurry hurry hurry fire dans nos regards, j adore ^^

9 Jun 2009 4:52pm

vera from France

relevant post processing, well done for the dog!

9 Jun 2009 5:04pm

Ajay from Pune, India

WOW!!! Old but very well maintained. I can say by the looks it still works.

9 Jun 2009 5:36pm

mats from Texas, United States

I think he was acknowledging you with that salute. :-)

9 Jun 2009 6:12pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great vintage treatment, suit well with the subject. Love the dog... he seems to like to be there.

9 Jun 2009 6:32pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Elle est très sympa cette photo!! Ils sont bien joyeux ces hommes!!

9 Jun 2009 6:32pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

This fire engine is very nice

9 Jun 2009 7:06pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Great shot:)))

9 Jun 2009 7:12pm

Lynn from United States

FANTASTIC SHOT!!! Wow...taken from your moving car and the fire engine moving too!!! LOVE IT...the dog is cool too :))

9 Jun 2009 7:20pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

I think he recognizes your effort to capture them! The dog is brilliant ... in its own world ... Great photo!

9 Jun 2009 7:30pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

regardless, they seem to be having a lot of fun driving that thing!

9 Jun 2009 8:37pm

philippe from moselle, France

très beau retour dans le passé, superbe image !!!!

9 Jun 2009 8:55pm

Andy from United States

HA very cool! Love this shot.

9 Jun 2009 9:01pm

roentarre from Melbourne, Australia

Such a retro look on this beautiful facade

9 Jun 2009 9:28pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great photo and perfect sepia treatment. The dalmatian adds the perfect touch!

9 Jun 2009 9:49pm

Eros from tehran, Iran

its so cool

9 Jun 2009 9:50pm

Xavier from Troyes, France

I love it ! Bravo !

9 Jun 2009 10:14pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is a most cool shot!

10 Jun 2009 2:22am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful work on this and I love this with the Dalmation also! Great work!!

10 Jun 2009 2:27am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a funny shot. I love the dog.

10 Jun 2009 2:48am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

AMAZING shot and processing!!! this reminds me of a Norma Rockwell!!! awesome!!!

10 Jun 2009 3:55am

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

Hey, when you're that old and still get to drive outrageously fast, legally, with your best friend by your side (the dog I mean), what else could you ask for? Even if he dies he'll die a happy man! :-)

10 Jun 2009 4:43am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

very nice & interesting shot :)

10 Jun 2009 10:19am

Marie from Paris, France

Une photo qui ne manque ni de panache, ni d'humour !
J'adore le dalmatien qui se la joue très classe aussi ! lol
Très sympathique image du temps qui passe, mais qui ne s'oubli pas...
Mes amitiés au Canada !
Marie :-)

10 Jun 2009 11:31am

rian from mobile, United States

wow.. that is a cool firetruck indeed! it's good you were able to capture it.. great shot! :)

10 Jun 2009 11:58am

Rob from Velveetaville, United States

The capture is great but that truck is perfect... and what a mascot they have with them in the back seat.



10 Jun 2009 11:03pm

mehdi from pecs, Hungary

This is amazing! beautiful capture, there is a dog in the back too. It's very good.

11 Jun 2009 6:09pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Great capture! :)

17 Jun 2009 3:47pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/1000 second
ISO 80
6 mm