I love big trucks especially when the light from my camera’s flash bounces all over their shiny parts and turns them into something more than inanimate metal. I look for visually interesting shapes and angles as well as unique points of view. I’m not attempting to define/describe the object(s). I’m only thinking about the picture plane and how every element within it balances in some way so viewers see things in a new way.
Since it’s fresh, I thought I’d post another image from a fire truck’s side panel. It’s very similar to the one posted yesterday but this one has a beautiful soft focus and gleaning pink light. I’m unapologetic about being repetitive on this blog. I shoot what’s around me that I find interesting. You’ll see many images of fire trucks and firefighters here in the future. The station is beside the millpond. I walk by it often. It’s a part of my limited world, a good part. In addition, I’ve gotten to know the men and women who devote their lives to this important public service. In Brighton, most of them are paid by the hour when duty calls. They don’t come in and punch a clock to polish an engine. That time is usually donated to the cause. There are more than 100 firefighters here. Only seven of them are paid, full-time staffers.