We do photography the right way.

Close to home…

I was upstairs in my office, organizing my military files when suddenly we heard a bunch of sirens whizzing past our house heading up the hill. Heather ran upstairs and together we looked outside the upstairs window. We saw billows of smoke moving slowly across the sky like a storm heading in.

Another siren approached. I waited to see if my ears were right, and finally another fire truck zoomed past our house. Immediately we knew one of our neighborhood houses was on fire.

My very first thought was, I gotta capture this. I gotta grab my camera and go!

Only problem, I was in my underwear.

But heather was reading my mind, and within seconds she had run down and ran back up and set my D300s in my palms. My next thought was, “Man I love this woman!”

But the camera had just the 17-50mm lens on it, and I knew that I would need at least a 70-200 to catch some of the more intimate shots of firefighters working to fight the smoke and flames.

I grabbed a handful of clothes: shorts, a hooded shirt and a pair of sandals, and I ran into my closet where I held some of my Army camera gear. I grabbed a second camera body and snapped on the zoom lens.

Then, I just ran…


4 responses

  1. babe these are great—you should send them to the fire department! i’m sure they’d love to have them!—-Heather

    May 4, 2010 at 4:20 PM

  2. kali

    I just want to say I love looking at any new photos you upload. They are absolutely Amazing.

    May 4, 2010 at 7:09 PM

  3. Jenny

    Mich, def get these to the fire department that was on call! I bet they would love to see these pictures and remind themselves why they do it!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:07 PM

  4. Thanks Jenny & Kali!

    We really appreciate the comments and compliments. I do plan on dropping by the fire station down our street and let them know about the photos. I definitely want to share these with them, because you’re right– they make a tremendous sacrifice every time they rush to a fire, and i’m sure it would be awesome for them to see pictures of themselves in action.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:51 AM

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