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Alaska: Fourth of July "Olde Time" Firefighter Hose Races

Alaska: Fourth of July "Olde Time" Firefighter Hose Races

As part of the annual Fourth of July festivities in the beautiful town of Douglas (next to Juneau, capital city of Alaska), the volunteer fire department challenges Juneau firefighters to what they call an "olde time" hose race. Teams roll out and connect groups of fire hoses as quickly as they can, in order to douse the opposite team before they douse you. This activity is repeated several times until everyone is happily exhausted. It's all in the name of fun, with a prime objective to also drench the onlookers on this warm summer day.

I shot with a Canon 6D 80mm 1.2, with no images edited beyond minor straightening except for the last image (which was squared and had a little color/contrast adjustment).

Alaska: Jensen-Olson Arboretum

Alaska: Jensen-Olson Arboretum

Alaska: Warm Lake near Twin Glaciers

Alaska: Warm Lake near Twin Glaciers