Sunday, July 18, 2010

Christmas in July

After posting yesterday morning, I staggered out to the kitchen to grab a cup of coffee. As I passed through the family room, I noticed several soot stained boxes laying on the floor in front of the chimney. My immediate fear was that someone had managed to sneak an IED into the house and was waiting to blow me up.

My fears were calmed after one of the dogs grabbed on of the boxes and gave it a wiener dog kind of shake. I plugged my ears and waited for the boom which never came. Further examination revealed that the boxes contained a new camera, a couple of lenses and an external flash. YaaHoo!!

When I spoke to you all last week, I promised that the very first photograph from my new camera would be posted here and would be fire service related.

 As you can tell, not much was going on in my home town today, so the back of this Mobile Command Post will have to do. Note the security camera on the top. This will help prevent theft of the tires and wheels when this unit is parked in bad areas. Now that I have kept my word, we can move on.

 This is not my dog. This dog is a fire service professional. If I told you his name or what he does, I would have to kill you. I will say he is photogenic, charming and is a total camera whore.

 The fire service professional in action. Notice that he is focused on his trainer. He is superbly trained and a delight to be around. 

Another action shot. It is slightly out of focus, It was solely operator error. I know what went wrong, I am just learning how to use this camera. I included this image as I liked the look on the dog's face.

I am pretty happy with this first outing, The quality of my photos will improve as I learn more about my camera and it's capabilities. You might have to suffer through some more photos in the process, I hope it won't be too bad.

As always, thanks for reading,


  1. Dear Captain Schmoe,
    Comma ki yi yippee yippee yay!
    Get along little dogies.

    Congratulations! I had no idea that Santa used FedEx!

    I'm so happy for you--and I am sure, in these pages, I will also be a beneficiary thereby.

    Ann T.

  2. Capt those were awesome! If that's suffering sign me up! The action shots are great!