a couple of months ago I saw a photo on TE of firefighters in the US which reminded me I had similar photos taken on a visit to Chicago in December 1978. I had been staying at the YMCA & it was a Sunday morning as I wandered down South Wabash (according to my diary) when I came upon a building that was well ablaze with several firetrucks attending. I was able to take several photos - the only ones, in fact, that I have taken of a building ablaze. It was a cold morning & water from the hoses was freezing as it ran down the building. The picture was taken with Kodak slide film on a Pentax K1000 and has been digitised. Hope you find this picture from my archives interesting.
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arnie (1803) 2013-10-14 3:23
A very dramatic capture, good angle taking in the fireman on the turntable ladder.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-10-14 9:55
It is great reportage photography. Though the incident is unfortunate, the colors and details in the image are excellent. You positioned yourself perfectly.
Really a good one from your archive. Tfs,
jhm (142808) 2013-10-15 0:51
What a picture with a dramatic end.
This is it last what a people must have, fire in house.
A very old picture but this is today yet the reality
Your picture is made with a lot quality and sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
zoomer (6) 2013-10-22 19:06
An excellent scan of a great,dramatic shot.Friendly regards Wolf.