"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity

A set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something

The sound of the engine caught my ear. I looked up. Had camera in hand, CLICK. The auto focus found the tree and utility pole but got the fire engine between as it whizzed by. I was going to visit my friend S and have tea in her artist's studio (formerly garage) last September.

17 responses

  1. My camera does that, it will focus on what I don’t want. Nice capture.

    October 22, 2011 at 12:33 am

    • Auto-focus can disappoint but when it is a rush, what can you do?

      October 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm

  2. thirdhandart

    Most fire engines go by so fast that they are a blur to the human eye. This was a good opportunity to capture a fire truck as seen by the human eye. I like it!

    October 22, 2011 at 12:45 am

    • You are so right. Just lucky.

      October 22, 2011 at 10:28 pm

  3. I always like the stories behind your photos.

    October 22, 2011 at 2:00 am

    • Thanks. And my friends are loving your blog recipes!

      October 22, 2011 at 10:28 pm

  4. Wow! That was some fast reaction! with an incredible shot!

    October 22, 2011 at 7:50 am

    • Lucky, I think, on that one. If I hadn’t had the camera out already it would not have happened.

      October 22, 2011 at 10:27 pm

  5. Opportunity knocked, and you answered. Wow; impressive!

    October 22, 2011 at 10:23 am

    • Thanks Stef. Hoping for more opportunities and that I can hear the knocking!

      October 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm

  6. Great timing!

    October 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm

  7. nelson RN


    October 23, 2011 at 3:11 am

  8. Ah, but it works…

    October 23, 2011 at 3:27 am

  9. Well done,while the firetruck snoozing :)

    October 23, 2011 at 4:24 am

  10. great capture!

    October 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

  11. The fire brigade can give some great photo opportunities – trouble is, you don’t usually have time to change your autofocus selection as they speed by on a shout! Good effort :-)

    October 25, 2011 at 10:26 am

  12. But it all came together so well!

    October 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm

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