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Tribute to Firefighters by Corvidae65 Tribute to Firefighters by Corvidae65
Another of the shots I took of a truckload of cornstalk bales that caught fire near O'Neill, Nebraska. I took a lot of shots but only a couple are worth processing in my opinion.

I liked this one--the firefighter standing in front of that bright light made his shadow seem larger than life--larger than the fire he was tasked to fight. It seemed to me that as the fire reared it's flaming head that the firefighter grew to meet the challenge and overcome it.

No one was injured in this fore and no real property lost--even the truck, trailer and driver got out only a little singed.

I dedicate this picture to all firefighters who have fallen in the line of thier duty and who have served or are serving. Many are volunteers and some are professional, but it makes no difference. They protect us when things get hot. Thank you!
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Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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Ialo-wa Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Amazing shot!Clap 
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Great and powerful tribute.
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FrostyGorillaz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Wow, unbelievable shot.
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Wow, amazing shot! I truly first thought it was a wonderful photomanipulation! Amazing capture!
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martaraff Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Feature: [link] *
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
:tighthug: Thank you! :thanks:
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valwolfpaw Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
WOAW...
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Photographer
This is an incredible image, John! :wow: A solid composition backing an even more powerful concept.
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
THanks Evan :) It was quite the conflaguration. I think I'm going to make some nice prints and take them to the Atkinson and O'Niell VFD's.
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
An intriguing image and a well-deserved tribute.
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
THank you very much :)
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Vanin242 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
As a firefighter I am always critical of firefighter photos that I see on DA and rarely will I even comment on them. But I must say that I really enjoyed your photo that you took here.
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Piarvi-Recherreen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
incredible
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
A huge thank you Pierre-Henri :thanks:
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martintinaz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
This looks awesome..:clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Many thanks, Tina :heart:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
GREAT shot!! :wow:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
:hug: Thank you LeeAnne
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
From the initial thumbnail,I thought it was a witchy kinda shot of her on a broom :slow: but....What an incredible Documented image this is John :wow:
One of the years finest for me on DA...well done my man! :+fav:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Ahhhh! I am so glad you like this Jonathan :w00t: I was thinking of you when I was shooting this fire and trying to get the firefighters in the frames in some meaningful way. Mostly they were just standing around keeping the fire contained but then another firetruck showed up and started up with it's spotlights making these great shadows. It does look a lot like a witch and broom though until you look closer.

Thank you so much brother--makes my whole year that you dig this one :manhug:
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Photographer
Great photo and dedication John! :hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you Leasha :hug:
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
This is amazing! :wow:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you very much :thanks:
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
You're absolutely welcome! :heart:
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a brilliant post. :iconthumbsupplz:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
A very belated thank you Dove :thanks: I'm glad you liked this one my friend :hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
:squee:

:paranoid:

:blush:

:handshake:

:iconcheers2plz:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
:giggle:
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erene Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
You did an amazing job!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Many thanks Erene :thanks: It's much appreciated my friend :heart:
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aerendial Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
featured in journal ''shadow.concept'' [link] in the group :iconshadowlightseeker: :tea:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you very much :thanks:
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LDRPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
One first glance and without reading your discription, it looks like a witch in front of a spell and fire. :giggle: Pretty spooky.

After reading the comment, it's more powerful. Those men and women are so brave to do what they do.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
:nod: I think it looks like that too, Laura. Thank you my friend :heart:
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everypathtonowhere Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Photographer
This is absolutly amazing! So surreal and suggestive.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Thank you very much :thanks:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
that is a totally awesome shot John:iconthumbsupplz:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Thank you Linley :heart:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
u are so welcome John:iconflyingheartsplz:
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TThealer56 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Cool shot! :nod:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thank you Bob :aww:Made possible by you, my friend. :manhug: Thanks for the push :poke:
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TThealer56 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Me?!!!! Push you????!!!!! Surely you jest! :rofl:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Just a little push :iconsuperpokeplz:
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TThealer56 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
:rofl:

Nahhhhhhh.....
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Great shot, John!

Walt
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thank you Walt :)
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Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is such an awesome capture!:clap::wow:
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