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Chino Fire Station 61

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 18mm ISO 200 1/2000 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS5

Chino Valley Independent Fire District, Station 61 on Schaefer Avenue in Chino, California.  Their training facility occupies architecturally similar buildings adjacent, just out of frame on the right side (I’m working on a pano of the entire complex to share in the future).  The geometry and then the colors make this image for me.  I like the horizontal lines, the strong vertical lines of the light standard and the flag pole, and the strong diagonal line from the curb in the left foreground.  I also like the repetition of the square and rectangular shapes.

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Engine 61 Responding

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 52mm ISO 200 1/500 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS5

Engine 61 pulls out of its bay at Station 61 of the Chino Valley Independent Fire District on Schaefer Avenue in Chino, California.  Engine 61 is a paramedic fire company that consists of a captain, an engineer and  two firefighter/paramedics.  In many cases the captain and the engineer are also licensed paramedics.  After having Chino Valley Fire District personnel respond to my calls for help on more than one occasion, I can tell you these men are the real deal, skilled, strong, professional and heroic.


Chevy Front Quarter

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 800 1/320 f/16 Lr3

This image is for my friend Sheila Creighton who is a photographer and an automotive lover, Sheila blogs at Imagery of Light.  This classic piece of automotive art was on display at the Pasadena Police Department Classic Car Show, June 17, 2011 and was parked on Colorado Boulevard where the Rose Parade takes place every New Years Day.


White On Pink Vintage Buick

Car Show Fortnight

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 48mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HRP1; PsCS5

The last image in this series from the Ontario Police Department Guns & Hoses car show on July 23, 2011 is another Buick.  This car is from the same era as my childhood and I love the color scheme on this automobile, it reminds me of a Dreamsicle.  It took some lawyer masking trickery in Photoshop to get the body tones right and I also added the background blur in Photoshop.


Red Coupe

Car Show Fortnight

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 32mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSimp; PsCS5

Another red coupe on display at the Ontario Police Department Guns & Hoses car show, July 23, 2011.  I gave this a painterly treatment using Topaz Labs’ Simplify Photoshop plug-in.


Antique Red & Black Buick

Car Show Fortnight

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 35mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1; PsCS5

Today begins the Car Show Fortnight on the blog, two weeks of automotive images captured at car shows in the greater L.A. area.  This image represents the oldest vehicle in this current series, an antique Buick that drove to the Ontario Police Department’s Guns & Hoses Car Show, in their parking lot 23, 2011.  This image was created from two tone mapped versions produced in HDR Efex Pro, then layered and masked in Photoshop.

Update: This is a re-worked version of the original images, after considering Ken’s feedback.