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Samuel Hoffman - The Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne Assistant Chief Jim Murua stands in the fake smoke during a fire drill at Deer Ridge Elementary, Wednesday. National Fire Prevention Week is Oct 7-13 and area schools held their drills. Fire stations will hold open houses through Friday from 6 - 8 p. m. A service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial on Wells Street.

Fire Drill

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/80 s

Aperture: f/2.8

Exposure Setting: Manual (Spot Metering)

ISO: 640

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 72 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments:

When I heard they were going to have a fog machine to simulate smoke, I was hoping for an angle with the kids in fog. But they never got close enough to make it work. The next best thing was a shot of an assistant fire chief watching the lack of action. Paired with a shot of students in the hallway, it tells the short story of an elementary fire drill. The poster with flames was a nice addition.

- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist