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Fire On The Deira Creek.

Published April 29th, 2012

A fire broke out on board an old transport dhow on the Deira Creek. The vessel was believed to contain barrels of oil among other goods.
Firefighters rushed to the scene to battle the flames as bystanders swarm the area to watch and take pictures and videos as the dhow is engulfed by fire. Random outbursts of small explosions were audible for some time after the blaze erupted. Gushes of wind pushed the clouds of smoke far into the afternoon, darkening the skies and sending drops of black tainted water to bystanders within the immediate area. Other vessels had cleared out and in the process were forced to leave goods by the creek to be guarded by the remaining crew members.



The dhow is a traditional sailing vessel commonly used to transport goods along the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and East Africa

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Guardians

Dhow traders watch over good that belong to them on the Deira creek, while a fire engulfs a nearby vessel.

  • April 29th, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 35mm / f/2.8 / 1/4000 sec
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Silent Awe

People from all over the Deira creek stopped in awe of the huge 2 hour firefight as the black smoke billowing from the dhow taints the afternoon sky.

  • April 29th, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 35mm / f/2.8 / 1/4000 sec
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Onlookers

Bystanders watch as the dhow is engulfed by fire. Random outbursts of small explosions were audible for some time.

  • April 29th, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 35mm / f/2.8 / 1/4000 sec
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Crowds

Bystanders watch and take pictures and videos as the dhow is engulfed by fire. Random outbursts of small explosions were audible for some time after the blaze erupted. Other vessels had cleared the area and in the process were forced to leave goods by the creek to be guarded by the remaining crew members.

  • April 29th, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 35mm / f/2.8 / 1/4000 sec
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Fire on the Deira Creek

Bystanders watch as crew members from other dhow vessels check and guard the goods they are transporting, while the ill fated traditional transport ship continues to burn and billow smoke into the afternoon sky.

  • April 29th, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 35mm / f/3.6 / 1/4000 sec
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Safety Checks

Crew members of other dhow's were checking and guarding goods that belonged to them, as the chaos and commotion of the fire along with the massive surrounding crowds started to grow out of control.

  • April 29th, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 35mm / f/3.6 / 1/4000 sec
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Fire on the Deira Creek

Bystanders watch and take pictures and videos as the dhow is engulfed by fire. Random outbursts of small explosions were audible for some time.

  • April 29th, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 35mm / f/2.8 / 1/4000 sec
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Fire on the Deira Creek

A fire broke out on board an old transport dhow on the Deira Creek. The ship was believed to contain barrels of oil among other goods.

  • April 29th, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 35mm / f/3.6 / 1/4000 sec

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macwatters
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Scott MacWatters  about 2 years ago
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I like the different compositions, but essentially most are the same picture: Crowd out of focus in foreground, burning ship in focus in the background. I would have loved to see some more variety, but definitely some good work here!
ruksanarte
Ruksana Hussain  almost 3 years ago
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Nicely done, love it!
yohaank
Yohaan Kerawalla  almost 3 years ago
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Thank you
jamaln
Jamal N.  almost 3 years ago
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Great story telling... love the fact that you told a story rather than being tempted to capture the fire alone...
yohaank
Yohaan Kerawalla  almost 3 years ago
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Thanks Jamal
LaBo
Laurent Bourlier  almost 3 years ago
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Wonderful work !
yohaank
Yohaan Kerawalla  almost 3 years ago
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Thank you Laurent
mfoto
Awesome Account
Morten Byskov  almost 3 years ago
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Cool Series
yohaank
Yohaan Kerawalla  almost 3 years ago
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Thanks
zdaz
Zach Dalzell (inactive)  almost 3 years ago
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How do you get this look in your photos? Love the feel.
yohaank
Yohaan Kerawalla  almost 3 years ago
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Hey Zach, a little bit of split toning in lightroom to give it that rusty look and pushing the black and shadows to the darker end and i get very moody images like these ones. Thanks for the comment