Barn Fire in Eau Claire County

March 28, 2012 Travis Dewitz

Last year I was able to shoot some training exercises of the Fall Creek Fire Department and other local fire departments. The fire training  took place in an old barn. Once the inside training was completed, the barn was burned to the ground with the Fall Creek FD in charge of keeping it under control. Great experience. Here are a few of the photos, enjoy.

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Travis Dewitz

I. Love. Photography. I love it. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I constantly yearn to show life in a way that hasn’t been seen before, to bring images to people in a fresh and innovative way. My favorite focus in photography, my specialty I guess you would say, is Railroad Photography & Art. Something about the rumbling of these great, big, beautiful machines. The way they shake the earth beneath you as they rumble by, how they invade your chest and you can feel the rumble inside you. The plumes of heat on a hot day represented in a heat wave. Snaking through a western valley, void of trees or any other distracting element. Just the train, by itself, in it’s own inexplicable beauty and power. From the time I was a child, they have captured my imagination. I’ve recently gotten into portraiture a bit, and I want to bring some of my experiences with trains to that arena. To capture the power of a person, the sadness, loneliness, omniscience, pride, love, & carefree spirit in a way that hasn’t been done before. I want people to look at themselves in a photograph I have taken, and see a side of themselves that they think no one else has ever seen. Dewitz Photography is all about capturing a moment in a way that has never been seen before, capturing a beauty that some never knew was even there.

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  1. Shasta Westaby

    Wow, so neat that you got to go in, scary though. You should have a warning… “do not attempt to take pictures of a fire on your own and leave the fire fighting to the professionals!” I really like the second photo! It shows the sense of danger and just how much effort it takes to fight some thing like that.

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