Into Battle

Uploaded: October 22, 2002 09:32:28


Canon Elan II, 70-300mm, unrecorded exposure


Cathy M. Gromball October 22, 2002

Great shot Ryan!

Cathy :) #11289

bob garas May 26, 2019

great shoy. what an opportunity #18697

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic May 26, 2019

Neat shot, Ryan. Are you a firefighter?
If not, how did you get so close? #18701

Carol Engstrom level-classic May 26, 2019

Amazing photograph! #18714

May 26, 2019

You can actually feel the intense heat from that fire! I like diffrent shots like this one! #18728

Ryan P. Booth May 26, 2019

Thanks so much for the comments guys. This is part of my university's fire training program. It is the largest fire training facility in Texas. So, no, I am not a firefighter, but a junior at Texas A&M...and thus am able to walk onto any A&M property. This is a giant park of buildings and warehouses, cars, big-rigs, and even boats that they just set on fire and practice putting out. They do this about 5 days a week. I am allowed to stand on the concrete paths that go between the I am VERY close. In fact, I shot this one and then had to drop my camera and cover my face because it was so hot... The most striking thing besides the intense heat is the amazingly loud hissing noise of the sounds like a horror film. So, yes, it is an awesome opportunity, because I can take these shots almost everyday if I wanted to. I have about 100 images already. This little nook was my most recent discovery and the closest that I have managed to come to the flame... Thanks again for the comments, I really appreciate them.

Ryan #18751

Stephanie Adams May 26, 2019

Awsome! Do you meter off the ground or the firefighters? Really neat and good luck! #18795

Patrick A. Hunton May 26, 2019

is my face on fire? cause that's what it feels like when I look at this picture!!! way to go! (and shell out the extra bucks for the d100... you'll thank me in the end) #18801

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