Engine 1811

I was on my way out to get a shot of the horizon for today’s TDS when, I got stopped. There was a fire near my house which required the neighbouring city (Burlington) fire engines to come help. Engine 1811 (I presume is the engine number) was heading down and around to get to the fire. I did get some shots of the fire, but feel oddly strange posting them as I do not know the outcome, I really hope there was no one home. Here’s to good thoughts for the family who lives there.

I wasn’t expecting the Fire Engine to come around and had just switched to my wide angle, barely had enough time to switch to AI Servo (it’s a constant focus option on Canons, wherever your focal point is, the camera will constantly focus and refocus on that point), didn’t have enough time to compose the engine to be fully in view. Hopefully, I won’t have a “next” time to get this one right.


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Update: Everyone evacuated and there were no injuries! Great news. ๐Ÿ˜€


18 thoughts on “Engine 1811

    • Thank you for visiting and for the comment. I was just a tad rushed as I certainly wasn’t expecting the engine to come my way (there was a much faster route to the fire than where I was)! Hope to see you around more. ๐Ÿ˜€

  1. Nice one David, in situations like this I often forget to switch focus modes, good thing you kept your head ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the angle (and I did notice the lamp post being straight) the speed is evident and the focus is neat, I can see good detail in the centre.
    Glad to hear no one was hurt.

    • I just learned (yesterday…not in time for this shot) that my camera has an option for picking the focal point and when the camera “grabs” the spot and the subject moves through the field of view, it will remain focusing on the subject not the point! Can’t wait to try that sucker out. Thanx for the comment Mike!

  2. So glad to hear that everyone is alright. The fire truck photo is full of action! I can understand you not wanting to post more shots, I would feel the same. You have a happy ending, that’s good.

    • The two things I think really help the image would be the lamp post and the double lines. The lamp post as it shows the engine is heading down hill and the lines for how straight they are! I think you nailed it on the head regarding the angle, thanx for the comment Jim!

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