Fire Hydrant

Yesterday I was walking with my daughter and we passed an unusual fire hydrant. I do not know whether it is currently functional but is does capture one’s attention.

Fire Hydrant. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
An Unusual Fire Hydrant. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

As we stopped to take a picture, I thought that it would look good in black and white (a thought I would never have had before I began participating in Paula’s Black & White Sunday challenge).

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Unusual Fire Hydrant in Black and White. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Looking at the hydrant closer, I liked the way the black of the newsprint contrasted with the white.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
A Fire hydrant covered in newsprint. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Thought I would try and have even a closer look.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Close up of a fire hydrant. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I am wondering whether this hydrant is new as I have not noticed it on my walks before. Seems like the construction that is to happen is front of it will begin soon.

Have you seen anything unusual on your walks this week?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post was inspired by Paula’s Black & White Sunday)


34 thoughts on “Fire Hydrant

  1. Black & white conversion gave it a more documentary value 🙂 What a peculiar find, Colline. Your close-ups are very intriguing. Bravo!


    1. Thank you Paula for the comments and inspiration. He fire hydrant certainly intrigued me. I am sure that soon it will look like all the others in the neighbourhood.


    1. I suspect it is a new one that has just been installed (a condominium is to be built in front of it). I am going to keep my eyes open to see when it becomes the same colour as the rest of the hydrants in the city.


  2. Good for you for stopping to capture it Colline! How bizarre 🙂 And great that the challenges are making you think a bit differently about your photography – the best way to grow! You go girl 🙂


  3. These are great – I love the colours of the first one but the black and white close up works really well too.


  4. I love the close-ups too – and as a former art teacher – I kept looking for the bowl of paper mache’ mix nearby – looks like a project being prepped for paint! ha! great find on your walk. 🙂


  5. I prefer the colour version in this instance, Colline, but I’m happy that you found time to join Paula’s challenge, and that she’s got you thinking this way 🙂


  6. A very interesting Hydrant, your photographs in black and white do it credit.
    If there is ongoing works on the hydrant I wonder why it is wrapped in newspaper.
    Maybe its the original wrapping from the makers.
    Emu aka Ian


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