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CBWC: Fire Prevention

This week our topic is Fire Prevention: Fire Trucks, Fire Equipment, Fire Houses, Fire Hydrant, Firemen, Fires, Fire Damage, etc.

Be creative if you feel like it, and fun with this challenge this week. Remember your photos needs to be black and white, desaturated, sepia (brown tones) or selective color.  I’m looking forward to seeing what you all come up.

Please note that I have started a series of Tips from Cee page. I posted several tips for black and white you may want to check out.

Feel free to take new photos or dig through your archives.  The main object of this challenge is to have fun

Featured Bloggers

I had a marvelous response from all of you on last week’s Things to Drive topic. I want to say thank you to each of you for participating and sharing your photos.  Here are the featured bloggers for this week.  Their posts really grabbed my attention. They are all worthy of a second or third look.

Upcoming Topics

For a list of upcoming topics, please see the list below.  Be creative and challenge yourself.  For a great black and white photo look for contrast or highly textured subjects to photograph.

  • Fire Prevention: Fire Trucks, Fire Houses, Fire Hydrant, Firemen, Fires
  • Vanishing Point
  • Feet or Paws (human or animal)
  • Anything that Flies
  • In or On Water
  • Horns (musical instruments or animal horns and antlers)
  • Matching Things
  • Things that are Bumpy or Lumpy

I hope you have FUN a lot of fun with this challenge.

For more information on this challenge, please visit the Cee’s Black & White Challenge page.

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My Entry this Week

Fire Tower
Fire Damage on a hillside near Multnomah Falls, Oregon.
Fireman Metal Sculpture
Vintage Fire Truck

I’ve put together a list of challenges and their hosts.  So if you know a challenge host, please direct them to my blog.  Feel free to contact me anytime.  I hope everyone will be able to use my lists.

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  1. Fab photos Cee, and also such a great way to highlight differences between American and English too – since we have fire engines not trucks, we’ve dropped fireman in recent years as now use the term firefighter and maybe the biggest difference is that our fire hydrants are underground!

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  2. I think firefighter is not the appropriate term since there are women in most departments — and most of our firefighters are volunteers, too.

    I’m sure we have some kind of pumps in the village though I’ve never seen any. They may very well be underground, Out here in the tree side of town, there are no pumps because there’s no town water. Everyone has their own well. Like most rural areas, if there is a big fire (and luckily we haven’t had a big one in quite a while) in a wooded area, we depend on water tank engines.

    Yes, we call them trucks and engines. The one commonality? They are all RED. Fire engine red!


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  3. This was mentally tricky for me to turn reds and oranges into BW but actually the smoke in my first pic showed up much better in the BW than in the original photo. I was delighted to see you had left a red firetruck in one of your photo’s. Also the green trees against the burn tout hillside is very poignant


  4. Hi Cee

    I adore your Fire Fighting topic and had a lot of fun. And I can see that you did, too, along with many of your other readers.

    Your sculpture of the fireman is delightful and your fire tower image is so imposing.

    I have never met a fireman I didn’t like, sincerely. I lost nearly everything I owned years ago in an arson fire set by my next door neighbor. An experience like that drills fire safety deep.

    Here’s my take on this CBWC:

    Best, Babsje

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