Dumping Water #6

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Comments (15)

Steve Paxton on January 12, 2010

There are Homes & High school over the back and sadly the fire was suspiciously started by arsonists lucky no damage other than one power pole and loss of power. 15min home trip turned into an 1-1/2 with the tragic flow in the area. the real hero's of the day and the many fire trucks out in the bush in the 35c heat.

sugarbag1 on January 13, 2010

Great shot of our Bush and fire helecopter at work

Nadia Kushnir on January 13, 2010

Excellent shot!

Steve Paxton on January 13, 2010

David & Nadia that is a huge load of water you can imagine the turbulence being over the fire like that. not a good sign smoke in the sky near homes. thanks.steve

John de Crom on January 13, 2010


jeff_msn123 on January 14, 2010

You are a great reporter. Excellent documentary photos.

Cheers, Jeff

Erik van den Ham on January 14, 2010

Beautiful in full screen Steve the contrasts of the helicopter against the smoke are awesome. Not an easy task fighting fire at those temperatures. Good to hear the brave man did win the fight and damage was kept to a minimum.

A Y and a BO for your great report.

Best wishes, Erik

peargrin on January 14, 2010

Great photojournalism! Sorry to hear of the circumstances, and glad everyone is ok. Best wisehs, peargrin

Steve Paxton on January 14, 2010

John, Jeff, Erik & peargrin it quite a sight to walk the damage after viewing this shot and knowing how it was. many thanks for your compliments. steve

diannemcd on January 15, 2010

This one is a beauty, well done.

Jean Gregory Evans on January 16, 2010

great shot! Your series is just great!

Samantha Lacy ღ on January 17, 2010

Fantastic capture here Steve...Y* and best of!

:)) Sam

Steve Paxton on January 17, 2010

Dianne, Jean & Sam i am glad to show the whole story through to the sad looking end i will visit the are in winter to show the result of time. thanks Sam i am honored. steve

barbarosakpinar on January 20, 2010

Nice shot. Greetings , Barbaros

Steve Paxton on January 20, 2010

Barbaros nice to hear from you glad you like the shot warm greeting coming your way from down under. steve

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 12, 2010
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Steve Paxton
    • Taken on 2010/01/12 17:17:18
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash