Moment of Silence  

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Moment of Silence
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The devastation that fire leaves behind


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02/12/04 3:15 AM GMT
Excellent capture. Thanks for sharing such a dramatic photo. How did you get so close?
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"Success is getting what you like. Happiness is liking what you get." -anonymous
02/12/04 3:27 AM GMT
thats an excellent and moving shot. Very nice job
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02/12/04 3:41 AM GMT
What a powerful shot. Somehow saying "good job" or something similar doesn't seem appropriate because of the devastation that had to take place in order to capture such a photo.
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"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." (- Thomas Edison)
02/12/04 5:14 AM GMT
I agree with the others and can't think of any better words than dramatic and powerful to describe this. It accomplishes what a good photograph is supposed to -- it makes you think and it makes you feel. By the way. I hope you were using a zoom lens for this shot...not a nice place to get too close to. :)
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Mary, the Caedes-addicted-BarGnat
02/12/04 11:35 AM GMT
A powerful thought provoking image. Thanks for sharing it.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thatís important. Ruth Ross
02/12/04 5:27 PM GMT
That is a fantastic shot. It really captures the lengths these heros go thru to help - the ice on the overturned chair and the steam really sing of how cold it is, but hes out there anyways. A great shot of a great subject - keep it up!
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Not right now. I'm, I'm kinda busy. In fact, I'm going to have to ask you to go ahead and just come back another time.
02/14/04 7:57 AM GMT
This is a really good pic, yes a great capture.
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I'd show a smile, but I'm too weak.I'd share with you, could I only speak, Just how much this hurts me.
02/23/04 6:57 AM GMT
Wow.. what a great moment you've captured here. I absolutely love photos like this, they show such emotion and humanity. Great job.
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04/24/04 5:44 PM GMT
Great! You did very good...Just like a photo jumped out of the CORBİS PORTFOLİO...
Nothing else to add...10/10...
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-Happiness is a behaviour.Sadness too.Make your mind- Cem Karahan
05/19/04 12:41 AM GMT
very inspiring, how did you manage to get that great shot?
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06/25/04 1:06 AM GMT
Wow.... that is a great pic... captured the moment perfectly.... J
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"the road of life is full of bumps... some are bigger bumps than others......."
07/18/04 6:26 AM GMT
Thank you for the tribute to firefighters Andrew. I am the Mom of a FF/Paramedic. You have captured the essence of their job very well.I see that you are a Police Officer. I tip my hat to you also for putting your life on the line every day to save us from ourselves!!
Excellent capture & thank you :))
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Always, Mimi
07/19/04 6:48 AM GMT
wow, thats an intense picture. nice capture.
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♥ In my field of paper flowers. Candy clouds of lullaby ♥
08/07/04 1:43 AM GMT
I had already saved this image for Mimi then I saw her comment. It's quite a photo. I'm most impressed. Thank you for the heartfelt post.
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B.J. ;)
08/21/04 4:43 AM GMT
wow amazing pic. awesome work barkoman
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Mel *I call things as I see them; if I don't see them, I make something up.*
09/11/04 1:49 AM GMT
A very nice picture, high marks from me.
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09/16/04 6:34 PM GMT
Powerful and sobering, but excellent capture...10. : Pat.
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"Thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its' wings but cannot fly". ~ Kahlil Gibran.
10/18/04 12:25 AM GMT
I don't know how I missed this one. I agree with Marideath, this is what cameras were invented for. A ten for photography and emotion.
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I havn't lost my mind, it's backed up on disk somewhere.....
11/11/04 9:22 PM GMT
Truly moving.
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11/18/04 12:20 AM GMT
Reminds me deeply of the World Trade Center incident. Great picture, inspiring and humble.
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"-Life is a pile of crap, just have to shovel through it"
11/21/04 1:00 AM GMT
great image, love the spirit and very moving to see... reminds me of 9/11... very nice...
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12/10/04 11:51 AM GMT
Nice picture....loss of SO many...
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12/18/04 2:40 PM GMT
That is a great shot brings up a lot of emotions. Thank you for posting that :)
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12/21/04 8:36 PM GMT
awestruck very nice
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*scars are souvenirs you never lose the past is never far*
12/27/04 9:06 PM GMT
Great capture ... So emotional.
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12/28/04 12:08 AM GMT
Three jobs I could never do, firefighter, police and school teacher..however you did it, you GOT it, kudos....
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03/10/05 10:11 AM GMT
when the world seems so cruel, u have to remember that there are people out there that will risk their lives for others. great capture...
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beauty is in the eye of the beholder. real talent is realized when normal is made beautiful.
05/13/05 6:33 PM GMT
A very dramatic and powerful shot. It brings back memories from my youth when I was a volunteer fireman. Well done and a 10 from me.
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"Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual." Edward Weston
05/30/05 11:36 PM GMT
Great Picture, would be even more powerful if it were black n white.
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07/07/05 7:47 PM GMT
I have always wanted to capture firemen at there job. Excellent capture ny hat goes of to you. Well done.
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08/17/05 6:17 PM GMT
i wrote a poem about your picture, i just really wanted to share how inspiring your pic was. awesome job!
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"service is like wetting your pants, everyone can see it but only you can feel the warmth." - CKI slogan
08/18/05 6:25 PM GMT
great shot! like the comment before me... very moving capture.
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08/21/05 9:04 PM GMT
emotional picture. wow. everthings seems to be in a harmony at that moment.
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02/06/06 3:05 AM GMT
"A picture speaks a thousand words" Such a powerful image, captured by a talented hand. Thankyou for sharing.
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02/07/06 4:07 AM GMT
very touching shot . I like it
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02/25/06 5:50 PM GMT
Great depth, contrast. Excellent capture.
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04/11/06 7:08 AM GMT
I agree...what a powerfully moving image. To know that there are those who go in when all others run out...a 10 in my book.
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06/04/06 10:56 PM GMT
Wow, I must agree...very powerful image! Gave me chills.
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"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away." ~Eudora Welty~
06/05/06 6:25 PM GMT
Just saw this in the VB. I think it's very good, but would like to see it in B/W. I think it would be even better.
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11/12/06 12:28 AM GMT
I love the contrast between the fire that had just occurred and how quickly the Ice took over! Powerful image! Kudos to you!
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Don Haney | Mt. Vernon Studios | |
12/13/06 10:46 PM GMT
A thought provoking photo. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.

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12/15/06 7:46 PM GMT
A photo tribute.
I've been in his situation. The cold is numbing and the smell of wet, burn wood permeates every pore on your body. At the end you just ache. He will live to fight another fire. It appears that he bested this one.
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11/11/07 2:42 AM GMT
I really like this photo. Ir especiialy means a lot after all of these southern California fires. Thanks.
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Sometimes we must get hurt in order to grow, we must fail in order to know. sometimes our visions only clear after our eyes are washed away with Tears
04/18/08 5:06 AM GMT
Great photojournalism! Very dramatic and moving.
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Life is far too important to be taken seriously. -Oscar Wilde
05/15/09 6:12 PM GMT
I just ran across this in FI and just wanted to say that this images speaks out in volumes in so many ways...Thanks for bringing this close to home.
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Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. - Ansel Adams....... My Gallery
06/19/09 3:12 AM GMT
I just wanted to thank all of you for posting here. Although many years have passed since I put this picture on the site, I still visit often. As a police officer, I have had opportunities to see things that most could not possibly imagine. Perhaps I will submit more in the near future and share what we do. Our work is often exciting, yet heart breaking when we see how good people suffer during tragedy.
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As a Police Officer, I have many opportunities to capture unique pictures. I like to share the world from my eyes with hopes that others can see what we do.
08/12/09 3:57 AM GMT
Such a poignant shot. It is nice to recognize the everyday heroes in their element. Excellent post.


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Insure what you touch during your lifetime, is not coated with the fingerprints of apathy....Tick
02/11/14 12:48 AM GMT
Thank you so much for sharing this with us and "Thank You" for what you do for us.
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Dream...and as you dream, remember that only you can make your dreams come true.
08/13/14 7:06 PM GMT
Powerful....moving. Poignant.
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