Monday, November 30, 2009

Waiting for the engine and get well wishes for an old friend

Hey Everyone,

Hope your weekend was good. This was taken  from Engine 45 and Ladder 14's firehouse in Philly. The Engine just went out on a medical run when we arrived. Standing in the back of the house, I thought it would be cool to take the shot. I think it turned out ok with post processing but I think I could have done better.

Now for the get well wishes..

A great friend of mine who is a Captain with Lancaster City Bureau Of Fire, was seriously injured this past Friday when he fell off the turntable off of Lancaster City Truck 2. He suffered 8 broken ribs, fractured a thoracic vertebre, bruised a kidney and had a lung collapse. He initially did not remember the accident. I went right to the Hospital Friday night after his wife called me and told me it was him, he was starting to remember what happened and I stopped in to see him Saturday night and he was doing a little better. Still in  alot of pain though(8 broken ribs I can imagine..)

So to my buddy Kenny Barton, Get well soon brother and hope to hear you riding the truck again soon!

Have a great day folks!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Stepping into a whole new world....

Hey Everyone,

Hope you had a great thanksgiving! I had to work. We had the usual calls for oven fires and for fights that family members picked up from last year's thanksgiving. Oh well.

This was taken at my wife's cousin's wedding a few weeks ago. The wedding was held outdoors and this is the happy couple walking outside of the tent for the first time as husband and wife. I'll be the first to admit that I don't have the talent or knowledge on how to shoot a wedding, for that go to Brian Bastinelli's blog. I thought I would try and see how I do. Hey you have to start somewhere right??

If you are one of the crazy people that likes to go shopping on black friday, more power to you. Just stay safe and have a great weekend!


PS. If you like the photo or don't, Please comment. I would love to know what you think...

Monday, November 23, 2009

First Due Apartment Fire...

Hello Everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend. This photo was taken yesterday morning at a apartment comcplex in my department's first due. I could not sleep and decided to get up a little early and grab a shower and head to work. I got done getting ready and saw my phone was flashing. I checked and had a text page for the apartment fire. So I checked our webcad page(It is a page that you can go to and it shows all the incidents occuring in Lancaster County. and click on live incident status if you are interested) I saw the event and saw they had a transfer engine started to our station. As I am watching, the webcad refreshes itself and it went from a first alarm to a second alarm.

So I quickly packed my lunch for work and headed out the door. By the time I got there, the fire was knocked and companies were doing overhaul. I shot some scene photos and then headed off to work.

Have a great day!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Summer photos from Harrisburg...

Hey Everyone,

Hope you are having a good week. This is my long weekend to work UGH. Oh well.

These were taken this past summer, well 3 were and one was taken last year. The 3rd one was when Wyatt had just turned about 13 months old, I took him up to the annual Fire Expo in Harrisburg and this was his first ever photo with a fire truck. I saw Tower 2 in the parking lot and decided to take his picture. The other photos were from this year when we went to the Kapona Festival. Wyatt is sitting on Tower 2 in the famed uptown firehouse and then we stopped by Station 6 and Wyatt wanted to pose on the bench in front of the firehouse.

I can't believe how quickly time has flown by. I look at the photo when he was in a stroller to now and can't believe how big he has gotten and how he has developed into his own little personality.

Brad or any of my other Harrisburg friends that read my blog, can you tell me the history or the story behind the plaque hanging on the outside wall behind where Wyatt is sitting??

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

E50 L12, Northside Philly Cowboys...

Hey Everyone,

Hope things are well. These are photos from E50 and L12 of the PFD from when I was there In Sept.

Very cool house to visit. E50 is one of the busiest engine companies in the city due to their location from what I was told. I was playing around in photoshop with some of the photos and I would like to hear you're thoughts on which photo you like better or think was processed better.

The front side of the house, I had to crop in tighter on the right side.  One of the guys I went down with was walking towards the station with his girlfriend and did not hear me yelling for him to stop and he walked right into the shot. Oh well

Please don't be shy, If you don't like how one of the shots came out or If you do.. Please say so...

Have a great week!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Leap Of Faith....

Hey Everyone.

Hope your week is going well. This was taken this past Sunday. My nephew and Wyatt are at the Lititz Springs Park In the morning before going to a wedding that afternoon. I was hoping to get a shot of my nephew in mid flight but I hit the shutter too quick. Oh well, I still think it turned out good.

Have a great day!


Monday, November 16, 2009

No worries.... I am still here...

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to post a message for the people who do visit my blog regulary that I am still here. I know I have not posted alot lately, I have been trying to work extra hours when I can since christmas time is approching and I get to shop for the best son in the whole world(Hey I'm bias, what can I say) I have taken some new photos, I just not have had a chance to download or work on any, but they are coming..

Hope you all are having a good week and I promise to get some up soon...


Friday, November 13, 2009

Protecting our coast...

Hey Everyone,

Hope all had a good week. Photo was taken down in Beach Haven NJ. The cutter(I believe that is the correct term) was dedicated to a local resident down there.

Have a good weekend!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Car Show

Hey Everyone,

Hope you had a good weekend. Photos taken from a car show I was at over the summer..

Thats all I got for today...

Have a great day!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thanks for a great season Philly!!

Hey Everyone,

I know I have not been on in a few days. Working and being sent to school has kept me busy, plus trying to watch the World Series. Sadly, tonight the Phillies did not repeat as the best team in baseball as they lost to the Yankees in Game 6, 7 to 3.

Being the good sportsman that I am, I will say to any Yankee fans that read my blog. Congrats on winning the championship, the better team won. I will say this though, savor the flavor now because we're coming for you next year and taking back what is ours!

So, I decided to post more photos from the Phillies game I was at in July where they came back to win in the bottom of the 9th.

Have a great day!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Hey Everyone,

Hope you had a good weekend. This is from Thomas the train visiting Strasburg Railroad earlier in the summer. Thomas is actually going in reverse, not racing the other train as it may appear. I cannot recall what the other engine is, Brad????

Hope all had a good Halloween!!