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This one was taken about 15 minutes walk away from the last upload. I was walking back from a refuge at close to 2000m altitude with two friends, when one of my friends stumbled and broke her ankle. I stayed with her while her husband went back to the refuge to get help. Fortunately there were just enough holes in the clouds to send a helicopter through, otherwise it would have taken a team of pompiers (firemen) two hours to get there with a stretcher.
I felt a quandary whether one should take photographs when people are in trouble, so I didn't as long as there was anything I could do, but when the helicopter had arrived and everything was in hand I took a couple of shots, also thinking that when everything was over my friends might like a record of the adventure (they did).

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony NEX-5N
Lens:Sony 18-55mm.
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Sep 2013 - 3:33 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mountain Rescue
Username:Rende Rende
Uploaded:10 Oct 2013 - 9:29 AM
Tags:Photo journalism
Votes:52

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7439 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1027 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 9:32 AM

Well, it was an unusual holiday souvenir for your friends...
Very resourceful. The photographer's first instinct...
The Mountain Rescue team might also like a copy of this, they probably don't get much leeway to spend time recording their work.
Moira

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 9:54 AM

Excellent documentation of a very unfortunate incident, Rende!
I do hope your friend is well on the way to recovery!
Regards,
Richard

viscostatic
10 Oct 2013 - 9:57 AM

A colourful and interesting shot Rende. I hope the accident didn't have too much impact on your holiday.

Phil.

Suzicoo
Suzicoo e2 Member 2421 forum postsSuzicoo vcard United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 - 10:09 AM


Quote: Excellent documentation of a very unfortunate incident, Rende!
I do hope your friend is well on the way to recovery!
Regards,
Richard

Lets hope soSmile

franken
franken e2 Member 123143 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 10:22 AM


Quote: Excellent documentation of a very unfortunate incident, Rende!
I do hope your friend is well on the way to recovery!
Regards,
Richard

I couldn't have said it better.

ken

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 10:24 AM

I just got an email to let me know that the stitches are already out and that it is healing very well Smile
Rende

Last Modified By Rende at 10 Oct 2013 - 10:25 AM
Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
10 Oct 2013 - 11:20 AM

A bad experience producing a super photo Rende Smile

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 11:24 AM

Nice record of a not so nice situation SmileSmile

Rod

achieverswales
10 Oct 2013 - 11:30 AM

Apart from the rescue it has some wonderful mountains and lake, I hope you captured some without the helicopter Rende, the mountain rescue are amazing as the are all volunteers, good to see she is doing well.

Regards

Trev.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 11:30 AM

Tells the story well with the action contained within the landscape where it happened.
The sparkling bright helicopter is a fine foil for the stark mountains where accidents do happen and always unexpected.

Dougie

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 12:19 PM

Yes,once the helicopter has arrived and the ''emergency'' is over,
I reckon it is OK to take some pics Rende !!
Has to be one of the brightest coloured helicopters I have seen.
Good shot.
Mick.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 12:32 PM

Glad to here it all worked out ok for all involved Rende and worth taking a few images once you stood down
R.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2195 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 12:54 PM


Quote: Yes,once the helicopter has arrived and the ''emergency'' is over,
I reckon it is OK to take some pics Rende !!
Has to be one of the brightest coloured helicopters I have seen.
Good shot.
Mick.

What an amazing image...glad your friend is doing okay...

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
10 Oct 2013 - 1:02 PM

Glad to read your friend is fine now.

Great reportage photo of the incident. Wonderful mountainous landscape.
JNC

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 1:24 PM

Three weeks ago. Good to hear she is on the mend. Now she will appreciate your good shot of the place she broke her ankle. Very lovely area you were walking. ......Sandy

sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 2:35 PM

Good to hear your friend is on the mend - excellent shot which will no doubt be a big topic of conversation over the coming months xx

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43282 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 4:01 PM

Very well documented Rende...

Regards Nathan

P.S. I hope you friend made a good recovery...

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 4:05 PM

Excellent capture !
George

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 4:09 PM

Strong, vibrant colour to complement that amazing landscape. Glad to hear the patient is recovering!
Regards
Bill

Hop-A-Long
10 Oct 2013 - 4:15 PM

Great documentary shot and I hope your friend is better soon.

Andy

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 4:49 PM

Love the vibrant colours Rende - well recorded event SmileSmile
Helen

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 4:50 PM

A fine piece of photo journalism Rende.

Albert

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8773 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1604 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 7:09 PM

Good strong colours on the helicopter, an image with a story, and a wonderful backdrop too.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 8:39 PM

That's a bit of excitement--- Hurrah for the LifeLions--- or whatever you call them

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 9:52 PM

An excellent piece of photojournalism. I'm sure the helicopter crew would like a copy of these images for their archives. I'm glad all is well with your friend.

Tobytoes
Tobytoes  1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 - 1:03 PM

Wow this is brilliant, what a great shot.

Bryan

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 - 7:23 PM

execelent capture rende,well taken/ray

ChrisOs
ChrisOs e2 Member 9ChrisOs vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2013 - 8:08 PM

Big tip when in France Ė don't upset the Sappeurs-Pompiers!
Good shot. Well worth recording.
Chris

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2013 - 7:37 AM

nice one one but how unlucky for your friend i hope she's ok now or well on her way to getting better

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