John McKay

John McKay

Posted on 08/10/2013


Photo taken on August 19, 2006


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wilderness park
victoria canada


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FIRE

FIRE
Fire fighters control burning embers at a fire in a large forested park near Victoria BC Canada. The main fire had been knocked down by the time I arrived at a hard to access location. I used fill flash on the firemen so they wouldn't just be silhouettes, I decreased my ambient exposure by -1 and increased the flash +1, this made the smoke beams properly exposed so no detail was lost in them.. Fortunately, the back light made the picture more dramatic.

ColRam, APEX, Pilar M., Bia Weiz and 22 other people have particularly liked this photo


18 comments - The latest ones
Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
Thanks to the fire fighters!
Perfect picture!
Have a superb weekend!
4 years ago.
Ajophotog
Ajophotog
What a super photo, the beams are sublime John.
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Excellent capture of the sun's rays, but an unfortunate sight....I hope the destruction wasn't too severe
4 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
These guys do wonderful work in such dangerous conditions! This shot is just exceptional John, hope it got published somewhere!
4 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A terrific shot, John! Tough work. Great find.
Have a superb Saturday!
4 years ago.
Alan H
Alan H
Those beams of light do make for a more dramatic picture. Excellent capture.
4 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
Excellent shot...
4 years ago.
one42chrisp
one42chrisp
Superb shooting! I love this shot.
4 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
TOTALLY OUTSTANDING IMAGE!!!!! Just GREAT!!! The lighting is PERFECT!!!! Great composition, great everything. You are a deliciously wonderful cut above my dear! :)
4 years ago.
John Oudenaar
John Oudenaar
What Janet said!!!!!!!!
You must have felt the heat while taking this shot.
4 years ago.
Auribins
Auribins
This shot is all about the sunbeams and your capture of them, so dramatically, in this shot! They are so well defined that they dominate the initial scene. The overall lighting of the shot has an HDR appeal to it and I, for one, like it for that reason.
4 years ago.
Peter
Peter
Congrats !!!! My Compliments !!!! What can I sAY ?????????????
Super job !!!!!!!!
4 years ago.
John McKay
John McKay
Such wonderful comments, thank you all.
4 years ago.
Meirion Wyn Roberts
Meirion Wyn Roberts
Great capture!...Well done!
4 years ago.
Bia Weiz
Bia Weiz
Beautifully photographed, the light and colors are simply superb!!!
4 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very good image with great shafts of light, lighting up the smoke John.
4 years ago.
Pilar M.
Pilar M.
dramática y genial,,,te felicito no es fácil hacer esta foto.
4 years ago.
Claudio
Claudio
Beautiful image
3 years ago.