Thursday, September 20, 2012

E Street

Was out walking with Connor around sun set. My favorite time to take pictures. The sun is low in the sky that gives a dark yellow light to everything and incredible shadows. Took a picture of a street sign and then did some HDR Toning in photoshop. Nothing spectacular but its fun to look at.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Vehicle Rescue Demonstration

The Stowe Township Fire Department preforming a vehicle rescue demonstration for the public. By the end of the demonstration the roof was gone and it barely resembled a car anymore.


A fellow firefighter setting up an anchor point on the ladder to rappel. The Stowe Township Fire Department Hosted a Public Safety Day today. We grand opened our new fire station and invited the public to come take a tour. We also had a few events for everyone to watch and participate. We had Patches the fire dog teaching fire safety, a fire hose with a little wooden house where the kids had to knock down the fire in the windows. And we had some fire fighters preforming rope rescue, which is where this picture came from. And last but not least we had a vehicle rescue demonstration. Those pictures will be uploaded next. 

Monday, September 10, 2012


Just playing around with my new 50mm lens. Still amazed at the overall sharpness this lens provides. You get some truly dynamic photographs. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Rebel T1i - f/2 - 1/50sec. - ISO 250

Jaws of Life

REBEL T1i - f/4.6 - 1/50sec. - ISO 3200 - Canon EF-S 18-55mm - 18mm focal length

Out training with the fire department. We had a local junk yard donate a car for us to practice with our rescue tools. It was pretty dark out as a storm just passed through, but i was able to get a lot of good shots. This is whats left of the passenger side door, with one of the rescue tools set on top of it. I made it black and white and raised the contrast just a bit to give it a little more intensity.

The 50mm

I just bought the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens. What a worthy investment. I grabbed it up on Amazon for 80 bucks and its worth every cent and then some. After reading all the reviews and hearing all the good everyone had to say about it, i figured it was worth a shot. Its not a disappointment! I rarely take it off the camera now. The wide aperture setting really allows your creativity to shine. The depth of field is amazing and the pictures are unbelievably sharp. Cant wait to start setting up some portrait shots with this lens.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Moon and the Ladder

Our Ladder Truck. The ladder was almost fully extended. Cool shot with the full moon in the background.