It was cool meeting people from Poland and Ukraine at the event
Day 1 of the Firefighter Challenge is done and they will be competing until the weekend. It was cool to go to the first day of the event and get some photos. Many of the competitors from out of the US had just gotten here to Utah and I am sure they are pretty jet lagged, but they still showed up and pushed their bodies to the max.
There were a lot of people from outside of the US, but the ones that really stuck out to me were the ones from Poland and Ukraine. These aren't normal athletes competing in this event. They are firefighters that are willing to put themselves in danger for their communities. When I woke up yesterday, I saw that Russia had hit parts of Ukraine with missiles and I could not even imagine what was going on in the minds of the firefighters that were here. I am sure they are grateful to be safe for the moment, but I couldn't even imagine the guilt some of them must feel for being away from their homeland and not being able to help people in their community during those attacks.
The last picture is one of the Polish firefighters getting an award for completing the course in under 1:40. He was zooming and finished in 1:25. It was cool to see him get recognized for his efforts and that his family and friends were there as well for it.
We still have some competitors still arriving and I will be going back to take more photos throughout the week. Friday and Saturday are supposed to be the main days for the competition when the best athletes are there, so I will be sure to be there for those days. I hope you enjoyed the photos. Thanks for stopping by. You are awesome.
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I am very very sad about the situation in Ukraine. I hope this damn thing called war will end soon.
The photos are great man, these are really professional shots. I am looking forward to the other days of the event.
Hopefully this war can end soon without them resorting to nukes. This whole situation is dumb. I'm glad that I am out of the military and don't have to go fight again.
All these photos are magnificent, you have an excellent eye, good luck with your next photos, I'm sure they will be just as great.
Thank you. I appreciate it.
Great to see some impressions from the first day. Beautiful captures.
Enjoy the other days especially Friday and Saturday. 😁😎
Looking forward to seeing more @derangedvisions 😉
Thank you. This should be a pretty cool event.
You are welcome @derangedvisions 😁 I can imagine… enjoy capturing it.
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after watching the photos from the first day i understand why they contacted you for the photos... you do an awesome job man!
the photos have good framing, have depth, have composition, good focus and good quality.
You really do a professional job. excellent!
i'm looking forward to see day 2
Thanks man. I appreciate it. It's been a busy week so far.
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Great shots! I imagine they are felling relief, yet at the sand time want to be back home to do what is needed to be done.
Ya, it is crazy to imagine what they are going through.
Really the situation in Ukraine is very depressing, to see so many innocent people dying is very sad, I used to watch a lot of news that talked about it and I had to stop watching them because it depressed me too much, if I just see a homeless man in the streets it depresses me to think about the situation he must have lived to be in those conditions.
What fantastic pictures you have presented us brother, the firemen are brave men who are not even afraid to risk their lives to help others, that is very admirable as human beings.