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September 29, 2009
I wanted to give a Daily Deviation to StamatisGR for a long time. I remember having turned down a couple of DD suggestions, however, always waiting for the "money shot". And voilá, the waiting has paid out! I hereby present you Fire in Athens by =StamatisGR, a photo that has already been seen by over 900.000 people in a newspaper and in the internet. Congratulations, sir!
[Photojournalism > Places]
Featured by Helewidis
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Fire in Athens

An industry that produces dairy products in the center of Athens is on fire since this morning.
No casualties have been announced yet.

19 fire engines and 60 fire men are trying to put it out.
The 200 workers of the industry are all safe.
All traffic in the surrounding area has been blocked.

Published in "Daily Telegraph" Britain's best selling quality newspaper on their 15th of September issue with 900.000 circulation per day!

Published in Daily Telegraph by StamatisGR

Thank you for your time to look at my picture, your kindness to comment on it and your generosity to fav it. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Image details
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4271x2852px 5.88 MB
Focal Length
70 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 14, 2009, 7:45:01 AM
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Cool photo! Some time ago I was in a similar building to look at the impact crusher from !

thegeekofwar's avatar
now thats what i call a sticky situation
Bagigi's avatar
Great Documentary Photography.
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grazie tanto Gigi!
It was a lucky shot.
Bagigi's avatar
We say that fortune favors the worthy.
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We say that "fortune favors the bold".
Bagigi's avatar
It is not so different indeed.
JuliusGX's avatar
I love how in situations like this, people think to take a photo. I'd do the same
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jrockar's avatar
GREAT EDITING! May I ask how did you kick up the mid tone contrast so nicely?
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through tonemapping the single raw file in Photomatix :)
Suppi-lu-liuma's avatar
A dreadful scene by nature, but at the same time a successful instant shot with good framing, the Parthenon singles out amist the cloud which is a majestic S.

I hope no one will be hurt.
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Thank you for your very nice comment.
No one was hurt in the end :)
Suppi-lu-liuma's avatar
Godo to hear, thank you.

Was it somehow related to the extreme heat?

Turkey is grilled as well nowadays. Public institutions are closed for two days in the capital, Ankara.
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Actually this photo was taken on September 14, 2009.
So, no it's not related with the heat we are also having these days.
I hope this heatwave ends soon as we can barely move outside.
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You're welcome komsu! :)
Suppi-lu-liuma's avatar
Ευχαριστώ πολύ τον φίλο μου.. :-)
MARX77's avatar
Now that is one seriously awesome shot!
Mind. Officially. Blown!!!
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