Fire truck versus flash flood (flood thunderstorm rain desert mountains sky ). Photo by ChandlerMike
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Fire truck versus flash flood

Uploaded by: ChandlerMike

Friday September 9, 2011

Marana, AZ (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Fire truck won :) Shot down in southern Arizona on Friday.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.4.1

Artist: Mike Olbinski

Copyright: Copyright © 2011 Mike Olbinski Photography (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/160 sec.

FNumber: f/5.0

Exposure Program: Aperture priority

ISO Speed Ratings: 200

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Shutter speed: 7.32 EV (APEX: 12, 1/159 sec.)

Aperture: 4.64 EV (f/5.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 1.00 EV (f/1.4)

Subject Distance: 4294967295.0 m

Metering Mode: Partial

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 35.0 mm

SubSecTimeOriginal: 35

SubSecTimeDigitized: 35

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 2646.33

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 2686.85

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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15. tngardener
12:10 PM GMT on September 15, 2011
Great rescue shot. If they are like the fire people around here, they know the roads well. We also don't know if someone checked out the road first. These heavy, bigger vehicles can go many places that regular vehicles can't. Look at what military vehicles can do.
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14. AlaskaGirlie
10:47 AM GMT on September 15, 2011
Love it, WTG FF's!
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13. WurzelDave
6:26 PM GMT on September 13, 2011
Great shot.
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12. darnold
2:10 PM GMT on September 13, 2011
People are told not to run in to burning buildings, too. But firefighters get paid to do that. True you can criticize the use of taxpayer dollars, etc. But when lives are in danger, risking a piece of equipment is nothing.

Good journalistic shot!
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11. Dawnlisa
1:32 PM GMT on September 13, 2011
well captured! Glad it got through!
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10. emixam101
3:43 AM GMT on September 13, 2011
wow crazy action act capture and VERY NEAT !!!
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9. trneafie
1:38 AM GMT on September 13, 2011
Knowing how firemen like to polish their trucks, this truck will be showroom new by the end of the day. Glad there's no regulation preventing them from preforming a rescue until granted safe crossing of high water by the USCG, yet...
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8. BEME
9:59 PM GMT on September 12, 2011
Total Insanity!!! I'm glad that you caught this one in time.....holy cow!! Glad the F/T won out..can you imagine othewise??..Terrific capture Mike!
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7. papajuan
5:41 AM GMT on September 12, 2011
Great capture, thanks for sharing.
Emergence vehicles are built to get to emergencies.
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6. camerashy
5:29 AM GMT on September 12, 2011
That was some storm.

I for one am grateful for the men and women who put themselves in danger to keep us safe regardless of their own safety or the expense of a truck.
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5. ChandlerMike
4:40 AM GMT on September 12, 2011
Wow...I mean, these are people trying to help others that are stranded or perhaps in a worse situation.

You don't think that those vehicles are built to do stuff like that? They aren't Toyota Corollas :)

About 4-5 rescue vehicles went through because there were people in trouble up the road. They were all fine, it wasn't passable by cars, but trucks had no issues.
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4. SmartShop
1:45 AM GMT on September 12, 2011
Risking damaging a $300k+ piece of taxpayer equipment going through that. Looks like someone needs to go through apparatus operations training again.
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3. WigglesMom
11:56 PM GMT on September 11, 2011
Sigh ... the very thing we are told NOT to do, is being done in this photo: drive into water of unknown depth. Yes, it's a compelling, shivers-up-the-spine photo, and you are deserving of the high ratings (and thank you for sharing!), but I always cringe when I see someone doing the very thing they tell others NOT to do. Right after seeing the photos/video of roads that were not only flooded, but also WASHED AWAY in the Northeast, this is even more disconcerting.
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2. LindyLu60
11:18 PM GMT on September 11, 2011
shows the depth of all that water!
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1. kippic
10:34 PM GMT on September 11, 2011
Wow, amazing. Sure a good thing that the fire truck won.
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ChandlerMike

Just a weather nut living in Phoenix, Arizona. Love to take pictures of everything from weather, clouds and lightning, to my daughter, friends and anything else that strikes me as cool.I maintain a modest little blog at MikeOlbinski.com where I post photos of things related to weather and a variety of other stuff.If you are interested in prints or to see my entire gallery, please visit my Photoshelter site!

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