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On the scene

Posted by
Charlotte Meryman (Williamsburg, MA, United States) on 18 November 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

This shot and yesterday's post are a prime example of how a photo can convey a mood and impression that's quite different from the reality. Both were taken during a small-town Halloween celebration, when the local firehouse is opened for games and the fire trucks and police cars parked outside, lights on, to add to the festivities. But they work for me because of the eerie air of emergency they convey.

Canon EOS 7D 1/25 second F/5.6 ISO 3200 100 mm

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David from Detroit, United States

You are right about the mood. I like the way the light reflects from the cars parked along the street, with the reflections popping out of the darkness.

18 Nov 2010 2:23pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Awesome night scene

18 Nov 2010 6:25pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/25 second
ISO 3200
100 mm