Shot with my iPad, minor PhotoShop adjustments.
This photograph to me is a study in the contradictions of our society. It was taken 31 years ago and the sad fact is that the contradictions still exist.
This was taken with a Chinon CM4, my first SLR and shot on kodacolor film. It was semi automatic in that the photographer set the shutter speed and the camera adjusted the aperture. The photographer had to manually advance the film after each exposure. (Digital photography wasn’t even a dream in those days)
With apologies to Salvadore Dali
2 a.m. phone rings “ohh no, not tonight”
“Steve we have a fire in Newark”
on scene– wind blowing , snow coming down hard, brrr it is cold
snow and ice on street and roadway
everything an eery red yellow glow
3 fire companies including hook and ladder
my Red Cross team is here, am i glad to see them
3 buildings involved– where are the people?
look in doorways, see families huddled from the cold
need to get blankets from the van
count 6 families- 26 people including young children
Dispatcher, I need 8 hotel rooms
get buses here to transport people.
6:30 everybody safely in hotel rooms
Home again, glad everybody is safe.
Now for some hot chocolate