1/09/2012

2 One-day road trips Part I

Sometimes travelling realitively close to home is better than travelling far away. Jason DeCaesare, a fellow plate guy, photography buff, computer whiz and all-around great guy, decided to break in his new car with a road trip to Woodcliff Lake to pick me up. Our plan was focused (forgive the pun)on photography. I never actually took a trip into the city, or anywhere specifically for taking pictures compared to Jason who takes these trips on a fairly regular basis. Jason, like myself, is advid fire buff! He has literatelly thousands of images of firetrucks, from the FDNY to Ohio to everywhere in between. So one of the goals of the trip was to shoot some of the local departments. Jason picked me up early Saturday morning and we headed into Rockland County NY where qwent around to the different firehouses, all volunteer. The firefighters at the Nyack fire department where great, not only did they allow us to look around the firehouse, the pulled their trucks out so we could shoot them. We also toured their firehouse and snappened some shots! After that we made o ur way to a few other firehouses around Rockland County!! Jason and I looked at each other jand said we should head into New York City, so we made our wa y down to the West Side hiway. During the entire trip we wound up having unbelievable luck, something Jason seems to have everywhere he goes. Our tour took us past Hook & Ladder Company #8 which we all know was used for the exteriors for Ghostbusters. I always kn ew it was a real firehouse, but never knew the exact location, even though we didn't stop to shoot it, it was very cool to see. As we went through the Lincoln Tuneel, Jason of course had to play the theme sonmg to the Sapranos. We made our way home to Woodcliff Lake and a chinese food dinner!!!!

Rockland County Pictures

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