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Photo of the Day: Firemen at a Car Accident

Posted 19 October, 2008 at 9:30am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Photography)

Living next to a major expressway means that every once in a while we'll hear a car accident or near miss (the screeching of tires as drivers swerve and brake). A couple years ago, there was a particularly loud crash and when we looked out the window there was an over turned vehicle. The paramedics arrived within a minute or two (I live about 300-400 yards from a Fire Station) and, as far as we could tell, the driver walked away from his vehicle. Since I almost always have at least one tripod setup with a camera in my home (usually for photographing food), I was able to take a couple pictures of the accident. The odd looking blocky crosses formed by the emergency lights are caused by photographing through a window screen.
Firemen at a Car Accident
Tripod, 1/8 sec at f/2.8 on ISO 800, 70-200mm f/2.8 lens

1 comment to Photo of the Day: Firemen at a Car Accident

Nate, October 19th, 2008 at 8:27 pm:

  • The driver walked away from *that*? Wow, they sure are making safer cars these days…