To close out our blogs for February we bring you a February event from the past. Here is something that you will not see too often. The eruption of Eldfell Volcano on an island off the southwest coast of Iceland bought out firemen in a “Lava Cooling Operation“; Heimaey, Iceland (February 7, 1973) in an attempt to try and stem the flow of the threatening lava. DPI pays homage to the great, Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado as we believe that this photo represents his style of work. In this photo firemen are spraying seawater on the steaming lava.
Photo editors know that one way to locate images is to do a search on Google Images. Realistically, with millions of images out there it is only possible to display several hundred at most on a search of Google Images. Having a high page ranking with Google is not a bad thing, but I am afraid that if you limit your search to only Google you would probably miss a great deal. As Ferris Bueller would say, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile you could miss it.”
Following in a long line of western lawmen stands this “Lawman a/k/a The Marshal“; Plainville, Kansas (1920). This is the companion photo to “House Auction” which has previously been published by DPI. What is most interesting is that Plainville is quite near to Dodge City, Kansas. You have to wonder if he was ever in a gunfight.
Long Island, New York (1988). High School Super Bowl wannabees. If they play well the scouts will notice. The dream starts here. Then again, “The Four Horsemen“; U. S. (1924) might disagree.
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