Something burning!

by Daniel April. 08, 2007 3107 views

Went down to Remley's Point yesterday afternoon to try out a new UV filter and arrived just in time to see firefighters and police rush to the scene, putting fireboats into the water. Looking across the Cooper River I could see a ton of smoke but I didn't have my zoom lens attached and couldn't see exactly what was on fire.

I wanted to take pics of the emergency crew but I'd just read something about photographing police officers being a sort of no-no (Patriot Act and all…) and when they saw my camera they didn't seem too happy that I was there, so I walked back to my car and changed lenses while I waited for them to drive off. Of course, one guy watched me the whole time *rolling my eyes* After they finally left I went back out onto the pier and snapped the above photo. I know, it's into the sun, but there was no other way to get such a clear shot of the damage. Also, I have no idea what the structure is or what it does, let alone how it caught fire, and of course our crappy local newspaper didn't have any information about it this morning.

-36 hours later I managed a chance to see the damage in better lighting. The photo has been added.
-On my return I met a fisherman who informed me that the structure is an old train trestle, no longer in use. So I doubt anybody will be scrambling to repair it.

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Julia Gotz 13 years, 7 months ago

I can almost hear the gulls screaming. great shot.

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Daniel 13 years, 7 months ago

I don't suppose there's a law against photographing police officers but I know they often consider it a matter of security to have their equipment, cars, stations, methods, etc. recorded. I know, it sounds rather fascist... Should have shot anyway, in hindsight :(

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Ian 13 years, 7 months ago

Nice shot anyway, shame you couldn't take anymore picture's. Why aren't you allowed to take pictures of police officers? No such problems here in the UK, I might try and photograph a few soon.

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