As we approach the ten year anniversary of the most dreadful day in our country's homeland history (in my adult lifetime) I find myself in the exact same place: The beach, cleaning up the beach house after the summer season of rentals. I will never forget that day.........I was outside cleaning the porch on the most beautiful September blue sky day. My neighbor walked by and said, "You don't know what's happening do you?" with real stress in her voice, and I replied with concern, "No what?" At that time she said, "Go inside and turn on your TV." So I did. The shocking images of the day riveted me to the television, in disbelief and sadness for hours. I remember the images of the public service workers desperately trying to save people and deal with the tragedies, many of whom lost their lives. I pray we should never see an attack like this ever again! So I would like to thank all the first responders that do so much to help us everyday in every home town in our country.
I made these shots during the Grand Prix Race in Baltimore Labor Day weekend. Jim and I were trying to crossover the track and found ourselves having to turn around but there was a group of fire fighters and trucks inside the fencing in case any issues occurred. My mind said if you can't get images of what you intended then take images of what presents...and so there were some image making opportunities I had not expected. Jim spotted the shot with the boots on the ground while I was making some of the jacket hanging on the truck. The images were all enhanced using Topaz Adjust.