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Picking up a casualty (Winch up)
© mr rob, Sep 2009
Camera used: d40 300mm
5*VOTING: number of votes 52
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A real shame the tail is cut off the chopper!!
A great capture though!!
vincentvega - 19/Oct/09
yeah its just how far i was away! The shot before was in frame but they moved closer on the up winch. Fixed lens and no way of moving backwards. Very efficient rescue with a huge crowd.
mr rob - 19/Oct/09
I don't know about that... I think it doesn't matter, and even adds to the photo in a way...
jon - 19/Oct/09
No, that doesn't matter, but what is annoying is the exhaust fumes blurring the action. But that's life, so to speak.
Sean Kelly - 19/Oct/09
I rather like the exhaust fumes, the power to keep that thing aloft is rather large.
mr rob - 19/Oct/09
But in fact the fumes/heat haze isn't blurring the action. The figures are clear with the haze behind, which to me, enhances it.
jon - 19/Oct/09
Love it, full of drama, the expression on the winchman and the rescued person brings this photo to life !
mr mills - 19/Oct/09
The photo has captured a moment. Life isn't perfect so why should we expect photos of it to be !!
98%monkey - 26/Oct/09
Indeed, our lives will never be flawless. Yet we strive to perfect them anyway....
Fieldus - 26/Oct/09
This is most excellent, Mr Rob!
Chris Banks - 15/Dec/09
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