Fire, Fire! -1981-

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Herb Riddle on March 28, 2011

When it comes to fires, they do nor come much more dramatic than this. Taken a year or two ago, in my home town of Oldham. A local mill used for storage makes an exciting subject in these sad circumstances. -

Just to prove that I do have other photographic interest too.

Marco Vanzo on March 28, 2011

Dramatic image, very good document and picture perfect.

ciao, Marco

Herb Riddle on March 28, 2011

That was quick Marco! I am delighted you like this latest upload.

Ciao, Herb

Brian Gymer on March 28, 2011

Very dramatic Herb. I think it would do well in our photographic club comp.this month "People at Work". Regards Brian.

Herb Riddle on March 28, 2011

Thanks Brian. I remember taking part in a similar competition at my old photographic club. Exciting stuff! Cheers, Herb

ganzilotomich, on March 29, 2011

Impressionante registro, jornalístico.


Steve Paxton on March 29, 2011

Herb i smell a winner NPC here better than my two put together. I would map it Herb it deserves the chance to live in the real world. steve

Rosalyn Hilborne on March 29, 2011

Sad moment but great picture. Like

efejota. ¿VIEWS?, NO… on March 29, 2011

Spectacular image. I suppose you are preparing the Panoramio NPC



NickolayR on March 29, 2011

Dramatic moment indeed! Hope that nobody was killed...

Olivier Faugeras on March 29, 2011

As Steve, I smell a winner NPC ;)

Antonis Bertakis on March 29, 2011

* Dramatic document,perfect picture.* Antony from Athens GREECE.-

Nick Weall on March 29, 2011

As Olivier rightly observes above ~ here is a real potential NPC winner ~ Good luck Herb and a YSL in the meantime too :)) ~ All the very best to you ~ nick

Elena Zakamaldina on March 29, 2011

Although it is always sad, but the disaster can also make us to admire them...

Cockroach Spinner on March 29, 2011

Y*, Herb! Yes, you are right, Herb. THEY come late and play the fool (to idle) frequently. I saw it in the last summer; many people speak about it now. But we pay to firemen the big money (easy money). Slava.

Herb Riddle on March 29, 2011

My friends: ganzilotomich, Steve, Rosa, efejota, NickolayR, Olivier Antony, Nick, Elena and Slava, many thanks for your fabulous comments and awards. As some of have rightly guessed, I have put this here as a possible contender for this months 'fire & flame' NPC competition. It's actually from one of my older slides so has been scanned. This building, not too far away from the place I worked made a a lot of smoke and was completely gutted. I could see the smoke from my home and took my Canon A1 with 200mm lens and managed a few shots before work.- I don't think anybody was hurt but looking at these firemen near this very intense fire -they could not pay me enough money to get up that platform. (I want to map it but cannot find the reference to it on the internet. I might have to guess it's exact late location.)

Regards to you all, Herb

AndyUrbina on March 29, 2011

Dramático suceso siempre es un incendio, la captura es singular, Like. Saludos cordiales, Andy

Kikajon on March 29, 2011

Great snap, light is perfect to have an impressive accent on the scenery, well done !

kevin mcvay on March 30, 2011

wonderful work.Congratulations

Herb Riddle on March 31, 2011

Andy, bourlingueur, Annie, shalom57 and Clive. Once again you honour me with such good comments. This picture was taken 25 years ago and this is the first time it has been shown in public. I did wonder about sending it to my newspaper at the time but they had there own (which I remember was not as photogenic as this.) I have a name of the building written on my slide but cannot find any information about a fire at that time -maybe I have to go to the library and look through old local newspaper records? Looking at this now, I am already quite proud of it. I have not totally made my mind up yet whether to put it into the NPC.

Many thanks for your great awards too, Herb

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