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FireDog-Prints
Jay
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Having a comfortable life in the middle of nowhere I make my living playing with fire and the pictures there of. It's not always a fun job but I get to see and do things that most people don't and I wouldn't trade it for anything. And every once in a while I get to step back and take a snap shot of my world to show to you. Some of it beautiful and some of it tragic, I hope you can find something that will speak to you as much as it all does to me.

While my photography may immortalize a moment not all of us are always so lucky. In an effort to help the families of the fallen, half of the profits from my gallery are donated to the firefighter foundation. If you would like to donate directly, the foundation can be found at the following sights:

Wild-land firefighter foundation wffoundation.org/index.asp
National Firefighter foundation www.firehero.org/

Or on the rare chance you want to donate to me or have me donate to a specific organization on your behalf you can do that here www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?… As for my other art, I try to keep it coming but I'm rather strapped for time so my traditional works are sadly few and far between. With my renewing this account I hope to get a little more active in it and keep it updated for you.

Favourite style of art: Traditional
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Lounging
There isn't anything much better than being able to sit down, take in the view, and eat lunch after a good mornings work. After fighting this one all night and morning it was a good feeling to be able to sit down and take in what little work was left to do. We'd be on that fire for eight more hours still but the brunt of the work was done and we had a calm day ahead of us.

Photograph taken:
July 5, 2016
Johnson County Wyoming
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Wow, I can't believe that my recent posts have gotten so much attention! Thanks for all the faves everyone.
Heat of the Night
This was taken on a fire last month about midnight. Rank sage brush, high temperatures, and low humidity helped carry extreme burning conditions far into the night.

Photograph taken:
July 8, 2016
Johnson County Wyoming
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Nap-of-the-earth
It's one thing to fly a plane but it's entirely different to be a pilot on a fire. Some of these SEAT pilots are nuts, they'll fly a nap-of-the-earth and trim the bushes while they're at it. It's always a joy watching them work.

Photograph taken:
‎July 4, ‎2016
Sheridan County Wyoming
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In a past life
I'm really happy with how this one turned out. Looking at it makes me feel like I'm looking back on a past life through the fog of memory. And in a way it is; it was a beautiful day and rather enjoyable time to be spending in the mountains. But that's not the kind of feeling I'm talking about here. The feeling I get is more disconnected than that. It makes me feel as though I've passed from this world and I'm looking back on the things I did in my life.

It makes me wonder, what does it inspire in you? I know, I'm getting greedy. I like comments and don't get enough of them. Here, I'll start it off. I think it inspires what it does in me because I've always known that I'd die in fire, in fact that's what made me get into firefighting to begin with. When I was very young I had a dream that I died in fire and that was kind of the catalyst. If I was going to go down then I was going to go down facing my fate not running. So I became a firefighter and the rest is history. But everyone's life experiences are different so I want to know why this may speak to you even if it's nothing more than you simply just like the look of it.

Photograph taken:
‎July 18, ‎2016
Johnson County Wyoming
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  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    Since Feb 2011. I created this account as a more specialized account depicting my fire photography

  2. What does your username mean?
    It's my company name

  3. Describe yourself in three words.
    dedicated, loyal, quiet

  4. Are you left or right handed?
    Right

  5. What was your first deviation?
    Aftermath Aftermath by FireDog-Prints

  6. What is your favorite type of art to create?
    Photography

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
    Traditional

  8. What was your first favorite?
    Leaning Towards The Past by Kkart Leaning Towards The Past by kkart

  9. What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?
    Varies

  10. Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist?
    Too many to count

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
    Not sure

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    The deviant art community in general has inspired me to work harder on creating great works

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
    Camera

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    The fire grounds

  15. What is your favorite DeviantArt memory?
    The community being inspired by my works


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:iconjdmann79:
jdmann79 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great page, and thanks for the fave!
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the faves and the watch Jay!  :handshake:  I truly appreciate it.  Please check out the REST of my gallery...you just never know what you'll find in there. :heart:~:gallery: laskanwlf.deviantart.com/galle…

~Michael

p.s.  I'm trying to figure out where your from by some of your scenes in your photos - many of the areas remind me of Montana. Am I close?  I've worked with fire and rescue and other first responders before, mainly at aircraft accidents, since I'm an Aviation Safety Inspector with the FAA. I've been on plenty of accidents (both with fatalities and no fatalities) and my supervisor who taught me what I know as an aircraft accident investigator was a Captain at his fire department in Spokane here. :nod:  Anyway, just thought I'd share that with you and tell you that I have a huge respect for what you do Jay.
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FireDog-Prints Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
That's greatly appreciated and you're guess was close. I'm actually in Buffalo, Wyoming just about 40 min. south of the Montana border. Though some of my photos were from areas in Montana. I'm actually rather impressed that you were able to recognize that, there are very few that do.
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
Oh cool, I've been to Buffalo, WY (and all over WY).  Ironically, I'm originally the from Buffalo, NY area. But I lived enough years in Montana and have traveled all OVER that state for so many years, that I recognize the area. I've actually spent time in all 50 states by the way. =D 
Well, at least you know now that I've worked along with the fire department (and Sheriffs and State Police departments) at aircraft accidents. Respect you all that's for sure. =)   My worse accident I worked (and was lead investigator on) involved a plane FROM Wyoming and flying to Couer d'Alene, Idaho.  Father and son.  It wasn't pretty, trust me. :no:  Well, take care and have a great week Jay.
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Fyrrea Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
New Canvas by Fyrrea  
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David-The-Beast Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Thanks for the Llama, man!
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Heylormammy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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jackfire Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Hi thank you for your pics, great shots.
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I really appreciate the watch.  :-)
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JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What a co´ncidence!  My other fireman friend here has the same birthday.  ;)
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