"Every Fall, I invite local firefighters to our campus where they demonstrate hydraulics principles to my Junior mechanical engineering students,'" writes Matthew Heun. "The highlight of the hour is the opportunity for each student to assist a firefighter on the hose. I was shooting for several minutes with the sun at my back. Then, I took a chance to shoot almost directly into the sun and was rewarded for the effort."
"I used my trusty Nikon D50 with its stock 18-55 mm lens at 18 mm, 1/640, f/8. I fitted the lens with a circular polarizing filter to deepen the blue sky and make the water really stand out. I think the structure of the spray is quite striking against the distant clouds."
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