Industrial Accident Emergency Response Photos

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by entropic remnants, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    There was an unfortunate accident at our plant you can read about here: <a href="http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130313/NEWS01/303130062/Worker-pinned-by-crane-Evraz-Claymont-Steel" rel="nofollow">Worker Injured at Claymont Steel</a> -- but I have no further comment on the incident other than to say the man will be okay and praise God for that!

    We had an incredible response from the local rescue people and I was left very impressed (as I always am) by how well served we are in northern Delaware. These photos show the response and a couple of Fire Chief Anthony Goode (corrected, I had said Alvin... sorry Chief Goode) but I can't show you any of the actual rescue, sorry.

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 hand held for all these.

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    Emergency Response Team Photos by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Emergency Response Team Photos by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Emergency Response: Chief Anthony Goode by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Emergency Response: Chief Anthony Goode by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    And one that HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the accident! It's dramatic but it's daily life in the steel mill. It's our big melting furnace with a large amount of already molten steel being "charged" with another load of scrap steel to be melted. We have to do it in stages as scrap for the entire amount we melt won't fit in the furnace all at once.

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    Charged Up! by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
     
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  2. bartjeej

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    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Glad to hear your colleague's going to be OK :smile: and those are some really great photos you got! You're really getting a LOT out of the LX7!
    Also, I can't believe the size of the firetruck in the first photo, in Holland our fire trucks are probably about half as long:tongue:
     
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  3. tdp

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    That last photo is outstanding.
     
  4. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Some of our fire trucks are also smaller. That is a special Rescue unit jam packed with specialized equipment for aerial rescue, confined space rescue and I don't know what all! I do know that if you are hurt somewhere that it's hard to get into, then you want to know that truck is coming.

    The punchline though is that a SECOND one showed up later! These guys respond in a big way when you call!
     
  5. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    That last one is not a single shot. I did a 3 shot exposure bracket and made an HDR in post. The 11 frames per second shooting of the LX7 really means it takes not much longer to shoot a bracket than it does a single shot. Hold down the button and it's all over almost before you know it's started, lol.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Jock Elliott

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    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    JG,

    Nice photos!

    I really, REALLY like the reflection in the puddle in the ambulance photo. Who says an emergency can't be beautiful?

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  7. TraamisVOS

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    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Did you do any sharpening in post?
     
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  8. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I am in the same camp as Scott Kelby when he asked the rhetorical question, "What do we as photographers sharpen?" and his answer was "Everything."

    Now, to clarify: most cameras sharpen when they do their jpegs, and RAW isn't sharpened. I sharpen differently for different purposes. I tend to use lower radius and higher amount for printing, and larger radius and smaller amounts for digital presentation. And exactly what I choose ends up depending on the subject and what leaves the least objectionable artifacts because sharpening always does show at some level. I almost always use a lot of masking to keep from sharpening too much noise.

    For HDR I tend to do 0.5 pixel radius at like 25 to 50 percent with 50% detail extraction (in Lightroom) on each individual shot. Depending on the result I may or many not sharpen the output of the HDR engine, usually at a higher radius and again with a lot of masking.
     
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  9. Yeats

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    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Fine photos, love the processing, and the last image is really sumthin!

    Thank God your colleague wasn't maimed or worse.
     
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  10. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Thanks, Chris! I am really enjoying this LX7.
     
  11. ajramirez

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    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Really nice photos. Bravo!
     
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  12. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    That's some damn impressive shooting John. Pretty incredible looking plant.

    Glad your guy is OK!

    -Ray
     
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  13. john m flores

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    Aug 13, 2012
    Nice shots! Glad to hear that things will be ok, and that the LX7 is working out well. I just recommended one to a friend...
     
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  14. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Well it looks great. I wasn't sure if it was straight-out-of-camera processing by the LX7 itself or by you in post. Those are really nice images.


     
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  15. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Thanks, James (and everyone else). I guess that was a yes-or-no question, lol. I have gotten a few "what do you do in post" type questions so I got immediately on my soapbox!

    It is an interesting place to work though it gets a little too interesting at times.
     
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  16. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
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  17. Briar

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    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Looks an interesting place to photograph even without the emergency drama. Good to hear that the man survived the incident, sounded awful. Great colour with the LX7, a capable camera in your very capable hands. Well done!
     
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  18. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Thanks, Briar! Something about it has kept me working there for 21 years -- which even I find hard to believe, lol. When I first started in the fall of 1991 I didn't intend to stay long at all.
     
  19. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I learnt from your post about sharpening! It was much better than a yes-no answer.
     
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