Hose, Anyone?

I’ve been sitting on a few images of these fire hoses from the abandoned fire station south of Indio, CA for a couple of months now. When shooting, I was pretty happy with what I captured, but when I got back home and dumped the images onto my computer, I was less impressed. Last night I decided to take a crack at one of the bracket sets to see if I could come away with something I’m happy with…and what you see below is the result.

Sometimes persistence is your best friend 🙂

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 16, ISO 100

Chris Nitz - March 28, 2011 - 7:22 am

That is a lot of fire hoses…damn. I like the soft dreamlike processing you choose. Nicely done!

Jesse Pafundi - March 28, 2011 - 7:35 am

I think the inherent challenge in UrbEx is finding something that really makes you wonder why a place is like it is. You captured that here. Such a cool find.

Brian Matiash - March 28, 2011 - 7:45 am

Love what you did with this quirky comp. I really enjoy seeing the distortion in the opposing doorframes. Great, per norm, dude.

Michael Tuuk - March 28, 2011 - 7:46 am

Holy cow! Pretty funny.

Brian Furbush - March 28, 2011 - 8:04 am

Such a mess in there, but I really like it. Subtle focus helps as well!

Jim Denham - March 28, 2011 - 8:10 am

Who doesn’t like a pile of fire hoses? I like it Heath – way to keep at it!

Chris Kenison - March 28, 2011 - 8:42 am

Great shot, Heath. Love the processing!

Jason Hines - March 28, 2011 - 8:50 am

Great shot Heath. Your persistence definitely paid off.

Justin - March 28, 2011 - 8:50 am

It is crazy the stuff that just gets left behind. Great image man!

Chris Wray - March 28, 2011 - 11:20 am

You really “hosed up” this shot, Heath 😉 Great photo! Love the detail and choice of processing.

Steve Beal - March 28, 2011 - 11:22 am

What a randomly-awesome scene! Great find.

Mark Garbowski - March 28, 2011 - 11:44 am

I appreciate the slight extra light around that blue/yellow bax that really stands out and appears to have been installed just yesterday, in contrast to the rest of the scene.

John Manuel - March 28, 2011 - 11:45 am

We’ve all been hosed now 😉 Very nice – I like the colors and tones in this. You’ve made the room look almost ‘soft’ and I’ll bet it’s actually pretty ‘harsh’.

John Sotiriou - March 28, 2011 - 12:05 pm

Phenomenal processing!

Barbara Youngleson - March 28, 2011 - 3:39 pm

It’s just a whimsical, curious scene and I love it! Thanks for bringing it to light!

Chris DeAngelis - March 28, 2011 - 10:57 pm

What an interesting scene! Love the sharpness of the hoses…