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Frozen Delight!

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 2 July 2011 in Transportation and Portfolio.

January 29, 2011 started out crisp and cold with temperatures at -27C and windchills up to -35C. I spotted an old fire truck parked in a driveway and had to stop and get some shots. I would like to dedicate this series to the men and women of the fire services around the world who put their lives on the line daily to ensure our safety.

Mike & Judy (Ladybug), this series is dedicated to both of you!

PENTAX K200D 1/90 second F/5.6 ISO 800 127 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

And this truck is really nice!

2 Jul 2011 6:30am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! ;-)

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

beautiful old truck and oui pour la dédicace ! on ne pense pas assez souvent à eux

2 Jul 2011 6:49am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Véronique! Oui, ce sont des hommes et des femmes dévoués qui mettent leur vie en danger chaque jour pour assurer que nous sommes sûrs... ;-)

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

This is a great dedication Eric, I was browsing some wonderful fireman's relics
and collectibles the other day, so this interests me highly. Beautifully frozen.

2 Jul 2011 7:24am

@Phil David Morris 2011: Thank you very much Phil! Yes, it was a delightful surprise! Hope you enjoy the series...... ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Nice historic vehicle. Cold brrrrrrr !:-)))

2 Jul 2011 7:50am

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-))

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot. Wonderful dedication to men and women of Fire services around the world. Nice presentation.
Well done, Eric! Thanks :)

2 Jul 2011 9:09am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Frost and bright colors - this is a real pleasure! Good work in different conditions!

2 Jul 2011 10:36am

@Oleg: Thank you very much Oleg! These conditions are actually quite normal for us. It is often said that our weather here is 9 months of winter and 3 months when the skating is not so good!! ;-))

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Cool shot - lovely old vehicle with this dusting of frost.

2 Jul 2011 11:07am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice capture

2 Jul 2011 11:47am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much Shaahin! ;-)

vaFA from tehran, Iran

beautiful car!!nice shot,excellent

2 Jul 2011 12:02pm

@vaFA: Thank you very much vaFa and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Superb truck!!! :)

2 Jul 2011 12:52pm

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful shot and dedication Eric - looks like an old postcard from years ago! :-)

2 Jul 2011 1:19pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! ;-)

k@ from Paris, France

Ce rouge est merveileux, presque framboise, comme un gâteau saupoudré de sucre glace ! Comme un jouet aussi, j'adore ta lumière et les couleurs fondantes, si j'ose dire. Bon week-end, Eric et merci de ta visite toujours fidèle*

2 Jul 2011 1:22pm

@k@: Merci beaucoup Karine! C'était certainement un régal gelé! ;-))

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

What a great start to a nicely-dedicated new series. Looking forward to more.

2 Jul 2011 1:44pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much Glenn! Hope you enjoy it..... ;-)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

OOOOH that's cold.
I am looking forward to seeing this series. I have developed an appreciation for the men and women who put their lives on the line in order to protect the community.

2 Jul 2011 1:50pm

@Ralph Jones: Thank you very much Ralph! Unfortunately it is one of the realities of living in the northern part of our continent. Hopefully this will also highlight some of the hardships these brave men and women face in doing their jobs...... ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

2 Jul 2011 2:14pm

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are most kind! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is one series we will both be watching, you can be sure, Eric. Mke says our town had an engine like this one at one of the stations back in the mid-50's when he was a volunteer.
We applaud your "dedication of "this series to the men and women of the fire services around the world who put their lives on the line daily to ensure our safety."
Thank you for thinking of Mike as you put these photos together. ♥

2 Jul 2011 2:43pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! My one great hope is that I do it justice! I am in you and Mike's gentle hands... ;-))

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thank you for your words and image. It is a delight with the heat we have in my country ... hug, Adela

2 Jul 2011 2:56pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

What a beautiful fire truck !!! Wonderful... Have a lovely weekend Eric, and Happy Canada day :)

2 Jul 2011 3:18pm

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)

dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

Wonderful dedication. And as I sit her viewing this image, it's 98 degrees outside and about to get warmer.

2 Jul 2011 3:24pm

@dean musgrove: Thank you very much Dean! Yes, I delayed the posting of this series to give some of my southern viewers a bit of a cooling off..... ;-))

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

PS: Knowing you, you definitely to it justice! ... A few years ago I tried to collect some images of fire engines from the internet and to obtain permission to put them into an album on Webshots. I only heard back from two (of maybe thirty), so I never completed my project. ;(

2 Jul 2011 3:49pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! You are too kind indeed! If there are any images you would like to include in your book or would like to see from those I did not post, please let me know.... ;-)

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice shot !

2 Jul 2011 4:10pm

@DowsherVision: Thank you very much DowsherVision! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

In times of snow and cold will probably not work too hard for firefighters.
I like the model.

2 Jul 2011 6:03pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! Quite the contrary, as you will see freezing temperatures create a whole new set of problems that they have to deal with...... ;-)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful red firetruck, always appealing. I love the timing of this frozen post...we can use some cooling down for our hot California temperatures right now.

2 Jul 2011 9:08pm

@DULCIE: Thank you very much Dulcie! I have purposely delayed posting this series to enhance the cooling value of the posts..... ;-))

Candais from Lisieux, Canada

I am not ready for snow yet :)

2 Jul 2011 10:28pm

@Candais: Thank you very much Candais! I agree totally as it seems like just yesterday we were up to our hips in it!!! I have delayed the posting of this series to increse the shock value of the events..... ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

cool truck

2 Jul 2011 11:30pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It is a restorative in this hot season. Thank you for sharing.

3 Jul 2011 12:09am

@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro! I am glad you appreciate my timing! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The red pops nicely in this chilly scene. A fine tribute.

3 Jul 2011 12:13am

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! I hope you enjoy the rest of the series..... ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

What a great capture. I wonder how old it is. A very nice dedication.

3 Jul 2011 12:50am

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! You will get a hint tomorrow... ;-)

vaFA from tehran, Iran

nice too meet you Eric happy

3 Jul 2011 2:54am

@vaFA: Thank you very much vaFA! It is good to meet you also! ;-))

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I vote...for the truck and the snow, but most of all...I vote for Judy & Mike!

3 Jul 2011 11:55am

@Japanalia: LOL....thank you very much Gabriela! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Bravo pour cette image et de rappeler gentiment le service rendu par ses hommes et femmes au quotidien))
Bien vu Eric.

3 Jul 2011 9:31pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! Oui, ces hommes et ces femmes sont trop souvent oubliés jusqu'à ce que leurs services sont requis! ;-)

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

it remembers me to vehicles seen in the tv-series the waltons! you know that! this old cars have such a great charme, today very seldom found! great capture!

4 Jul 2011 11:11am

@klausz: Thank you very much Klaus! Yes, in those days there was pride in their workmanship and things were built to last...... ;-)

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

An old firetruck in the midst of some snowbanks. This photograph just transports me to a different era...*sigh

4 Jul 2011 3:31pm

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful Mr C...

5 Jul 2011 2:08pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! ;-)

1/90 second
ISO 800
127 mm (35mm equiv.)