A picture is worth a thousand words; an overused adage you say? Simply take a look at any fire photo from one of the photographers on our Photo Gallery page; you’ll never be at a loss for words. However, it may not be the most dynamic photos that become the most telling; rather, it’s the simple ones too that can often lead us to the same conclusion. It further becomes the elements that are not readily seen in the picture that, when discovered, lead us to see the big picture after all. That’s the goal of Urban Firefighter Magazine’s One Picture column. In this column, we’ll provide you with the photo. It’s up to you to find the elements; discuss them; and help us all see the big picture.
Here’s the first one, a common sight in our urban cities: the store gate. What are the elements of the big picture that are missing from this photo? Where do we start? What are we thinking about when we see this gate in our response area(s)? We’ve asked the questions, now let’s get some answers!