I am not sure what it is about firetrucks, but they are cool. Perhaps it is some deeply buried childhood dream of wanting to be a fireman, but I can't say I remember wanting that. Guys out there - you like them too right? Anyways, this was taken on the 4th of July last summer. Like every neighborhood, ours had a parade and the firetruck was in it. When the parade ended there was a general circus of activity, with food and drink booths, games for the kids, and of course the requisite firetruck tour (though I left that for the kids). This is an HDR shot, with the bright sun coming from behind the truck (hence the light spots, which I like) and a momentary pause from all the excited kids who let me get this shot done (thanks kids!).