AJAs 2016 Finalists


Date Aired or Published Dec. 13, 2016
Media outlet where first aired or published: telegraphjournal.com/times-transcript
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Location: Moncton
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Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

While driving through Moncton on an unrelated assignment, reporter Kevin Nimmock came across the Moncton Fire Department battling a fire in a three-storey home. As he snapped images of the firefighters at work, he noticed one of them walking away from the house with a black and white cat on his shoulder. Kevin followed him and when the firefighter got to the truck, he pulled out an oxygen mask specifically designed for pets and proceeded to treat the cat for smoke inhalation. While he was in the ideal place for the photo, Kevin still had the zoom lens on his camera rather than a more appropriate 50mm. He didn’t have time to switch out lenses, so he started back-pedalling and snapping pictures simultaneously until he got into a spot where he could take a nicely composed shot. Despite the time crunch, since it only took about 90 seconds to treat the cat, he came back with a stellar image.

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Photo was taken as part of Kevin's regular workday.

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