Captain Ferguson by Dave Ferguson
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Captain Ferguson

May 7, 2016

I did not know what to offer my mother for mother's day.

I invited her to the firehall, she has been a firefighter for nearly 25 years, being the first female firefighter in our city.

My father was a lieutenant in the fire department, and sadly passed away in function nearly 10 years ago, ever since she became a communications and attack management lieutenant. Getting a shot in front of her favourite truck was for me the best gift I could give her.

I added a little flaring to the spinning lights as the in camera settings did not allow a proper rendering of the spinning fire lights.

Setup is as follows....
Nikon D750 + Tamron 24-70 f2.8 at f8 1/160th

Gridded octobox to the left with nikon sb-700 at 1/2 power
Bare Nikon SB700 hard right for rim ighting diagonal right
1 SB-700 with CTO 3/4 gel inside the trucks cabin aiing upward to light slightly
1 200w studio strobe high on each side to light up the edge of the fire truck and the firehall
Cactus v5 wireless triggers used to make all these fire constantly

42mm · f/13.0 · 1/160s · ISO 250
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