The Pledge

© Michelle Alton

The Pledge

Uploaded: July 21, 2015 | Entered: July 21, 2015 18:09:03


This was one of the children attending Camp Save-a-Life, hosted by the American Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania. In this scene, he and about 30 other teenagers were being administered the Fire Safety Pledge by the Philadelphia Fire Department's Commissioner. They were awed and inspired by a great man to start off the week.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 5000, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 109.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III


Jeff Sielski July 21, 2015

Great capture Michelle! #1624667

John Connolly July 22, 2015

I love the serious expression you have captured on his face Michelle! What a great portrait! #11334988

Neal D. Hatcher July 28, 2015

Fantastic portrait-As always #11338778

Emiel Van Hemelrijck July 28, 2015

super portrait,well done Michelle #11338797

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic July 30, 2015

A beautiful capture, Michelle. Love it. #11339617

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 30, 2015

Wonderful capture and sounds like a great program! #11339738

Tammy D. Ferren level-classic July 31, 2015

This is great, Michelle! #11340118

Jeffrey R. Bange August 02, 2015

Another outstanding portrait and storyline Michelle, love the shirt and the expression on his face. #11340906

Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 07, 2015

Great story telling capture, Michelle. #11342684

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 27, 2015

Great find and presentation Michelle, the b/w is perfect for this too! #11351089

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 27, 2015

Love the tones, clarity, back lighting & portrait, Michelle. Glad to see you back from being MIA. Winner in my book.

Carol L. Fowler August 28, 2015

Love the light and tones in this portrait! #11351645

Douglas Pignet September 25, 2015

nicely done w/ great post treatment #11378007

Mary K. Robison October 04, 2015 1

Excellent b&w portrait, Michelle. He clearly takes the Pledge seriously. On the other hand, the tee-shirt's comment about arguing is too perfect for my husband and me. I'll show it to him when he gets up tomorrow... #11381993

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe November 08, 2015

Hope that all is well, Michelle! Hope to see some more awesome posts, soon!! #11396601

Adrienne I. Brand December 14, 2015

I love the tone on this, Michelle! #11412081

Joannie Bertucci level-classic February 19, 2016

I want that t-shirt! :-) Your portrait work of "the people" are always so perseptive Michelle! Wonderful presentation! (the shirt would be for me to wear when I'm talking to my oldest grandson!) :-) #11437336

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your Nature and Landscape Photography up to a new level of understanding in my new online class - on sale now.

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Michelle Alton.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.