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    Fire Hydrant.

    This is one of the Fire Hydrants I saw inside SeaWorld in San Antonio, Texas.

    Fire Hydrant.

    Thank you very much for viewing.

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    Re: Fire Hydrant.

    Lots of visual interest to keep my eye moving around the frame. I am especially fond of the relections in the metal, for instance, the double reflections in the fittings to the left.

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    Re: Fire Hydrant.

    Thanks for viewing, Mike. The unusual look of the fire hydrant was the thing that made me take noticed of it. Without using Silver Efex Pro to do the black and white conversion which I usually do, I decided to use Lightroom instead. I told myself, "not bad".
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    Re: Fire Hydrant.

    I agree, it is an excellent conversion.

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    Re: Fire Hydrant.

    Quote Originally Posted by PicsbyChance View Post
    I agree, it is an excellent conversion.
    Thank you very much again. I will take that as a good job done.

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    Re: Fire Hydrant.

    Looks good to me too Willie,

    That's one thing we don't have here in UK, our hydrants are all underground, so all you see is a steel flap door in the sidewalk/pavement.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Fire Hydrant.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Looks good to me too Willie,

    That's one thing we don't have here in UK, our hydrants are all underground, so all you see is a steel flap door in the sidewalk/pavement.

    Cheers,
    Thanks, Dave. It takes some effort to do it good in lightroom whereas in SEP it's usually just a one-click job. That's quite unique on your side of the pond. Isn't it odd that they put it underground? Just curious.

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    Re: Fire Hydrant.

    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    Isn't it odd that they put it underground? Just curious.
    Keeps the place tidy and saves people driving into them

    We put almost everything underground if we can (well, at least, we used to).

    One of the things that strikes me about most streets scenes shot in other countries is there is so much unsightly power and utility lines strung between poles down both sides of every street

    We have some, especilaly inter-town/inter city, but in suburban UK, it is usually confined to the 'drop wires' from a single pole feeding telephones to each house in a cirlce around it, rarely would they go overhead from one pole to the next.

    Rural UK does tend to have o/h electrical to houses and the telephones likewise.

    Odd how different circumstances dictate different approaches to solve the same problem in different countries.

    No doubt I am generalising horribly, please forgive me,

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    Irrelevant Fire Hydrant

    Not trying to hi-jack your thread, Jiro, but I couldn't resist posting this shot I took yesterday. It wouldn't have been worth shooting except for the rather strange setting of a metro water hydrant where there's nothing in sight but cactus and other desert plants. Go figure.

    Fire Hydrant.

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    Re: Irrelevant Fire Hydrant

    Sort of an oxymoron in its own way.

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