Helicopter pictures

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by darin3200, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. darin3200

    darin3200 TPF Noob!

    May 3, 2005
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    Des Moines, Iowa
    I was on my way out the door to go help clean up after an orchestra concert when I decided to grab my Canon Eos-1 "just in case" I saw something cool. Once we got done cleaning up I go out and in the parking lot of a nearby building there was a hospital helicopter. There was a medical conference there and some kids were getting small tours of the helicopter. I grabbed my camera and asked one of pilots if it was ok to take some pics and he said it was fine. I got some cool shots, even got one of the guys who worked on it to pose in front :) One of the guys told me they were leaving in about 10 minutes and showed me the closest I could stand to take some pictures.

    It was really amazing, they powered-up the engine and I had trouble standing up. I got some great pictures though as it flew over my head. I got some with a shutter speed around 200 for a bit of blur and the rest at about 1/8000 to (hopefully) freeze the blades. It probably would have been cooler to use slower speeds but with a helicopter over my head the thought never came to mind :D

    I can't wait to develop and print these!

  2. Unimaxium

    Unimaxium TPF Noob!

    Nov 13, 2004
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    Northeastern University, originally from Philly
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    Photos OK to edit

    Sounds like cool experience -- I'd love if you can scan and post some once you develop them!

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