Hey, there! Log in / Register

Chelsea flooded, too

Flooded car in Chelsea

Chelsea firefighter Jonathan Morel was photographed yesterday about to rescue a motorist on Eastern Avenue who'd gotten trapped by a slushy flood from the nearby Chelsea Creek. About a dozen city blocks turned into slush rivers at the height of the storm and firefighters rescued several dozen people from their cars.

Ed. note: Nothing's on fire in the background; those are lights at a parking lot.

Neighborhoods: 
Ad:

Comments

Kind of looks like one of those architects renderings, with random people and vehicles just plopped onto a background.

up
Voting closed 19

looks photo-shopped. If its real the photog should get some kind of composition award. Crazy....

up
Voting closed 29

I got the photo from a reputable source (I know, you'll have to trust me on this), one who knew who the firefighter in question is.

And yes, the composition is something. So are the colors, which might be due to the odd lighting during a storm, the cold, or both (I mean, it sure looks like something's on fire back there)

up
Voting closed 19

it's the blue lights from a police car throwing that creepy glow over it.

Notice how it's always the expensive cars that get stuck in floods. "I'm rich so the laws of physics don't apply to me."

up
Voting closed 16

The guy who was carried out of Neponset Circle was driving some econobox (an older Hyundai Accent, maybe?).

up
Voting closed 10

I will vouch that I know who John Morel is also :)

up
Voting closed 30

That blue has to be from a cop car.

up
Voting closed 15

If I scrape the ice off the fire hydrant, can I still get $5?

up
Voting closed 13

If YER MOM sends in a picture!

up
Voting closed 7

look quite real.
looks like a crop duster sprayed a radioactive isotope all over the place, then the flood came, then the nukes, and then aliens.

up
Voting closed 50

from the 1970's.

up
Voting closed 15

Or police lights...

up
Voting closed 15

than ice to me.

up
Voting closed 18

Just sayin.

up
Voting closed 6

Did they buy a tub?

up
Voting closed 15

I've seen this floating around and can confirm the scene did in fact happen... I am looking at this and I see HDR in a low light setting in the works. They took multiple photographs in multiple exposures and then blended them together. HDR works really weird when something is shiny and there were lots of shiney objects in this photograph... its one of the reasons why I avoid taking HDR shots involving cars. Although in this case I can see why they would do it, otherwise the image would not pop, that street has weird lighting.

up
Voting closed 0

I know the Tannhauser Gate when I see it!

up
Voting closed 14

Headlights are on... is the engine still running?

up
Voting closed 13