Earlier this summer I had an assignment to photograph a fire truck in Zionsville, IN. The fire chief brought me to an area of Main Street with classic old buildings and cobblestone pavement. The truck was positioned diagonally across an intersection.
I asked to have the dark brick watered down to enhance the photo. As the firefighters pulled a line for the task, the chief asked the nearby children if they wanted to help. Jumping at the opportunity, the he helped the children use a fire hose as they took turns wetting the pavement for me.
When the street was wet and the firefighters were about to drain the hose, the chief noticed an even younger girl who wanted some of the action. He got down nice and low so she could share the excitement.
This of course was a perfect photo op for her dad.
And … a sample of the almost completed image of the fire truck.