"Fire" Auckland, New Zealand

Firefighters Auckland New Zealand copyright Jerome Shaw 1987 /  www.JeromeShaw.com
Firefighters battle a blaze in a building in downtown Auckland, New Zealand.  A photo from Jerome Shaw's stock photography archive.  

"Fire" Auckland, New Zealand

This a photo that I made while living in Auckland, New Zealand. We were at downtown hotel to watch the Super Bowl.  During the middle of the game there was a loud roar and the room shuddered. Everyone in the room fell silent for a moment.Then they went back to watching the game.

I had to investigate. I ran downstair and out onto the street to see what had happened. There had been an explosion in the building next to the hotel. I ran back upstairs told everyone watching the game what had happened (not one person quit watching the game) grabbed my camera and began shooting.

This became one of my better selling photos over many years as it was just generic enough to suitable for many many uses.

This image was featured in my recent shows as a 18" x 24" / 45 cm x 60 cm digital print. Prints available for purchase

These images are copyrighted and may not be used, re-posted or reproduced without direct written permission.

Contact me at @JeromeShaw  or Facebook 

copyright Jerome Shaw 1987 / www.jeromeshaw.com


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    1. Renuka,

      Thanks for your comment. Why is this a timely photo? It was taken many years ago?


  2. Hello! I've been following your web site for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Porter Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the good work! google mail sign in

    1. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment - I am sorry the reply is so late but so many of the comments on posts are just spam that I don't monitor them as well as I should. I appreciate your encouragement and wanted to let you know after letting TravelBoldly lay dormant for a few months we will begin posting new content again soon. ~ Jerome

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  4. Great shot! I wonder why people didn't really react. And hot as well!


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