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Photographing the Worlds LARGEST Fire Hydrant

I was walking around my neighborhood recently and spotted what looked to be the WORLDS LARGEST FIRE HYDRANT. I knew that I had to share this finding with all of you guy, so I decided to do a photo shoot.

I know this may not be the worlds largest fire hydrant but it definitely was not the normal hydrant that you are used to seeing on the side of the road. I thought this would be a great opportunity to try and capture some interesting photos of something different.

It is always a challenge for me to capture objects opposed to people. But that is the fun part about photography, you have to branch out and photograph things you may not normally capture.

My goal was to try and convey the size of the hydrant. The easiest way to do that would be to put a smaller hydrant next to it but of course that was not possible. You will see in the video the differences in the photos when shooting with the Nikon 14-24, 24-70, 70-200 and 300 2.8. Each one gives you a slightly different take on the hydrant.

One thing that I wish I did more of was shoot with the wider lenses in my bag. Sure I captured nice detailed shots of the hydrant but I should have used the 14-24 and gotten closer at a lower angle to make the hydrant seem larger. At times when making videos I am focused on 40 different things instead of just concentrating on stills.

I hope you enjoy this new style of photo shoot.

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