Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mission Hill Multiple Alarm Fire

Mission Hill, MA 042010 Boston fire fighters responded to a two-alarm fire at 51 Calumet Street at the corner of Darling and Calumet streets at the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston on April 20, 2010. No injuries reported. Structural damage estimated at $50k.(Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff) BEHIND THE SCENES: Whenever we work a late shift we have to be listening to the police and fire emergency scanners just in case something big happens. This wasn't a big one but still many ladder trucks responded to the alarm. We had a hole in the paper to fill so this fit the bill. TECH STUFF Shot with 80-200 2.8 and 24-70 2.8 on cloudy WB. Exposed for the highlights to create full saturation of colors. The photo of the young man looking across the street is a testimony to that maxim in photography which says: If you think you have something interesting in front of you take the time to turn around and look at what is going on behind you. This is a very unusual situation in which you can incorporate bystanders and actual action at the same time in one frame. These photos are not the best of their kind but they are a good example of the bread and butter of photojournalists.

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