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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hot and cold

We had 6 to 8 inches of snow during the day, so the street is narrower than usual, because the plows clear a lane in the middle and push it all to the side.  After a while, the street will only allow a single car to pass, where in the summer cars park on both sides and there is still room (mostly) for two cars to pass by each other.

And so people park in the middle of the street when they come to pick someone up or drop them off.  Where else can they go?

This car caught fire.  I don't know what happened, but everyone got out all right.  The fire engine made it down and put the fire out before anything else went up.

This is hand-held, at night and therefore shaky.  I let the camera decide on the exposure, and shot a dozen or so images.  You can see the firemen around the car, silhouetted by the flames and the lights from the fire truck.  The snow around me is lit up because a Chinese takeout car pulled up to make a delivery.  All together, a surreal experience.

F Number5.6
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time4
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire


  1. Yowzer! That is the type of neighborhood excitement you don't need! Glad everyone was safe.

  2. surreal image as well.

    didn't care as much for this shot until i clicked on it and expanded the take. beautiful, very dramatic, lots happening, and the perspective is inviting while the vanishing point yells "stay back!"




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