Definitely the most difficult photography I’ve done. I worked as a wildland firefighter for seven years with the US Forest Service, and for most of the time my Olympus OM1 rode either in my pack or in my oversized Nomax (fire resistant) shirt. Some of the challenges included dust, ash, and smoke, water, sheer exhaustion, heat, and sometimes even a lack of oxygen. On this occasion we were all down on the ground because of the last two reasons….heat and a lack of oxygen…..but we found some nice cool soil and air to breath there. 😉
Something I had published awhile ago in a special section for the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. This FireWise guide is a special section of the newspaper and a newsprint brochure to hand out to people who want to take measures to reduce their wildland fire risk.
This was just quick clean up of the original artwork they sent–unfortunately they did not retouch any of the dust/scratches on the original slide before publication. I offered to do the job for them but they originally planned to have a "pro" do the work–oh well. Isn’t too obtrusive in the publication, but looked horrible on the computer.
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