The Firemen in Boston

Early one morning I went walking around the streets of Boston and I found this firehouse. They were looking at me a little suspiciously while taking photos, but they let me be… I think they could tell that I thought firehouses and firemen were pretty cool. Firemen can see that kinda thing in people!

Red Engine Number 33 - The Firehouse of Boston

  • Mike Diblicek

    Hi Trey,

    Nice shot, nice colours too, the red building and engine and blue sky, and the movement also in the image.

    All the best


  • Thanks Mike! πŸ™‚

  • Facebook User

    Great shot Trey! I’d love to see what kind of photos you could get with some of the engines and a tour inside a fire house. Maybe one day they’ll let you in. As always, keep up the great work.

  • That’s a great shot Trey! Right in my backyard on Boylston street too.

  • Haha I was just taking photos of this the last time I was in Boston too! Right in the Back Bay, my favorite part of Boston… lovely shot!!

  • Great photo, Trey. The firemen deserve all the credit we can give them. So this photo honors what they do. Looks like it was winter in Boston, that day. Love the colors and the fireman looking “suspiciously at you”. If he ever gets to see this picture, he will have a good laugh at himself!! Thanks for sharing another wonderful photo of another great place!!!! πŸ™‚

  • casusan

    Wonderful colors and ‘action’ Trey – love this!

  • First time visitor. What am amazing shot Trey! The colors just popped. Did you use a tripod for this one?


  • Thanks!

    Jamie – yes I did use a tripod for this one.

  • It’s amazing that Boston still has snow in this heat! πŸ˜‰
    Wasn’t this firehouse the home of the Institute for Contemporary Art at one time?

  • Carolyn

    Cool! I just walked by the fire station on Friday. Boston Rocks! Take a picture of Bodega…that is such an unusual store.

  • Dude, you set up your tripod in the middle of the street at an intersection no less?

  • Carlisle

    I missed the snow. haha
    Nice shot. πŸ™‚

  • This is so awesome Trey!

  • James

    Is this a multiple-exposure or a single conversion from a RAW?

  • Hey thanks all πŸ™‚

    Paul – yes indeed !

    James – it was a 5 exposure HDR

  • Dave

    Great shot!

    I bet these types of HDR shots can be tricky. What’s you’re strategy when you do multiple exposures with an element of motion such as the truck and firefighter?

    Do you do all the HDR shots of the building first then wait for the action? Or do you shoot in continuous mode so that it all happens fast and hope the action is exposed correctly in one of the shots? Or…?

    Thanks for entertaining our questions about your work, very cool.


  • Thanks!

    Well – I mention all that in the HDR tutorial — let me know if you are still confused after reading – thx

  • Hey! Somehow I missed this when originally posted! I discovered this same firehouse when I was there — it’s in the Back Bay area, right beside the Hynes Convention Center, right? I photographed it as well, but never with very good light, and it was a few years before I discovered HDR, which definitely would have helped. I’d certainly try to shoot it again, if and when I return to Boston.

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