23 hours ago
Monday, 13 July 2009
Things got a little exciting in my little corner of the world, last Friday.
Just before 10pm, I was outside looking at the garden, when I heard a siren going down our street. Looking up, I saw a huge billow of smoke, tinged with orange, in the night sky.
I yelled for the hubby and started down our driveway. About halfway down there was a large explosion that you could feel through the soles of your feet.
Once down on the street, we soon realised that the little corner store, near us, was on fire.
There is an apartment and storage area attached to it and that was what was burning.
Once there, I remembered my little digital was in my jeans pocket. The hubby obligingly offered his shoulder as a tripod, which made it a little easier to take the long exposures needed for night shots.
Most of them came out rather blurry, as unfortunately we both needed to keep breathing .... but these two shots came out reasonably blur free :-)
The first two photos look better if you keep them the size they are now. However you can click on the last two to enlarge.
The market just as we got there, with the back still fully engulfed in flames.
In this shot, the fireman had just chainsawed through the roof and flames were shooting out into the air. I felt rather nervous for the men up on the roof, as they were quite close to the flames. Made for quite a dramatic photo though..
The aftermath the next day. You can see how hot it got as the sign on the gate, to the right, melted..
I found the sign on the front door of the store, a little ironic. :-)
Friday night I sent in the best four photos to one of our local TV channels ..Channel 4 KRNV.
Much to my surprise, they emailed me back and said that they were going to use them.
Two of them can be found here and one here .
I will admit it was rather thrill to see them up there on the websites :-)
Now, go to MY WORLD TUESDAY where people from all over our globe , show off their little corner of the world !