Exhausted by Larry  Grayam

This Augusta Georgia USA firefighter, Pete Maxner, appears exhausted after fighting a stubborn structure fire. The fire was in a commercial warehouse, taking a third alarm and three hours to control. Several firefighters received minor injuries fighting this stubborn fire.

Nikon F3 105mm lens 1/250sec f8 EI400 Tri-X film

“Exhausted” was featured in Emergency Services Group 4/20/11
“Exhausted” was featured in FOCUS and LIGHTING 12/14/10
“Exhausted” was featured in Street Photography and Photojournalism 12/08/10
“Exhausted” was featured in Georgia – The Peach State 9/12/10
“Exhausted” was featured in Solo Exhibition 1/21/10
“Exhausted” was featured in All Street Portraiture 11/18/09
“Exhausted” was featured in Husbands and Wives 11/13/09


  • Judith Hayes
    Judith Hayesover 5 years ago

    This is a beautiful picture Larry both from the technical standpoint and the human interest. Would make a beautiful poster too with inspirational wording.
    (thoughts are beginning to stray toward Florida)

  • I thought I felt good vibes this week Thanks

    – Larry Grayam

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 5 years ago

    You have to wonder what his thought’s are. Did he almost die, did he save someone? So many possibilites here. Wonderful capture of a true piece of life.

  • Your right Ann it speaks volumes Thanks

    – Larry Grayam

  • maileilani
    maileilaniover 5 years ago

    Wow, this is a great image!

  • Thanks for your kind comments Maileilani

    – Larry Grayam

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenover 5 years ago

    Excellent shot Larry…It really tells the story.

  • And you know that story so well, Thanks Cap

    – Larry Grayam

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffover 5 years ago

    This image says so much… and it’s images like this one that always inspire me to continue taking real life captures… it’s great! :)

  • Thank you Tatum your words are encourageing.

    – Larry Grayam

  • Rachel Sonnenschein
    Rachel Sonnens...over 5 years ago

    What a FABULOUS catch, well executed!!~

  • Thank you sunshine 8<)))

    – Larry Grayam

  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansover 5 years ago

    Such an amazing image, I wonderf what he is thinking about

  • Thanks Lee Anne, everything and nothing.

    – Larry Grayam

  • Whitney Jacobs
    Whitney Jacobsover 5 years ago

    so moving! great contrast

  • Thanks for your kind comments Whitney

    – Larry Grayam

  • tmtphotography
    tmtphotographyover 5 years ago

    Man…I love this image!! Makes me want to give him a hug!!

  • Thanks TMT I’ll hug him for you next time I see him.

    – Larry Grayam

  • SeeOneSoul
    SeeOneSoulover 5 years ago

    absolutely amazing image!!! Well well done indeed! you’ve got the feeling right in there!

  • Thanks See, you can almost feel his emotions.

    – Larry Grayam

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