Every June in Fireman’s Memorial Park, Lindenhurst Long Island a Fireman’s Tournament is held with most of the Long Island Fire Departments competing for the best times. Make no mistake these are no ordinary Fire Trucks these are full blown race vehicles. All of this happens very quickly so I thought I would do something a little different by showing you a gallery of ten images all taken with the Fuji X-T1 and 56mm f/1.2 lens in high speed continuous shutter mode (8 frames per second). This team is the Lindenhurst Snails Drill team. To see a sequence in real time here is a YouTube video I shot with my iPhone of a different drill team – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J59pO9Rn8sI. Although I prefer the still images I included the video to show how fast all this happens. To view the gallery of images please click the largest image above.
Fujifilm X30 – 1/200 @ f/2.8 – ISO 200
The true meaning to Memorial day is to remember the brave men and women who fought so hard to protect our freedom.
Fujifilm X100T – 1/30 @ f/2.8 – ISO 200
To honor our flag and country.
Fujifilm X30 – 1/125 @ f/8.0 – ISO 100
For grandpa to tell his grandson what is was like when he was a gunner back in the war.
Remembering our prisoners of war and unknown soldiers.
Fujifilm X-E2 – 1/400 @ f/9.0 – 200mm – ISO 200
And most importantly to honor our fallen heroes. Enjoy your B.B.Q’s, your outdoor activities and you weekend off from work, but please take some time to remember the real meaning of Memorial Day.