John Sandell photography
In Case of Fire

In Case of Fire. I found this fire extinguisher on the shore of the River Thames at low tide, somewhere near the National Theatre. And no, I didn't put it there! In competition the judge suggested I might have done, and that I should perhaps have put it closer to the 'sea' for some reason. But that's not what my photography is about. Anyway, it was the obvious incongruity of the scene that attracted me, and I made sure to eliminate any clues to the location. Took two or three shots to get the right balance between the light and dark parts of the little breaking wave in the background. I like the textures in the wet sand as the water drains back.

Technical: NIKON D3200, f=26.0 mm, ISO200, 1/125 sec @ f7.1

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