Today was the annual Safety Day in Eugene down at Alton Baker Park. It’s a time when all the safety and rescue departments from fire, ambulance, air transport and police gather in one location to educate people on safety. It’s great for the kids because they not only get to have fun but they learn important safety tips. Plus they got a free bike helmet.
One of the cool things the kids got to do was climb in and on several of the fire trucks. There were newer trucks that are currently in service as well as classic antique fire trucks from the 1920’s and 1930’s. They got to watch a helicopter take off and land. They got to pet a police dog. It’s really a fun and educational event for the family.
One of the fire trucks that the boys were allowed to climb on contained a spot where they laid out the fire hoses. As my son was looking at them from one end I snapped this photo of him looking all serious.
It’s always the highlight of my day when I get to spend time with my kids. Sometimes I think I get too caught up in work that I forget what a true blessing they really are. If you are a dad I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day tomorrow.
This photo was taken with a Canon 5DII and one of my favorite Canon lenses; the 70-200 f/4L. It’s one sharp lens and the first lens I bought after seeing how horrible the 18-55mm kit lens that came with my Canon 20D was. The difference was night and day. Not that the 18-55 can’t take great photos, but when you compare the two you will definitely see the difference in quality. It really sold me on buying Canon L glass.
Canon 5DII | 70-200 f/4L | f/5.0 @ 98mm | 1/125th sec. | ISO 100