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A RAF Chinook helicopter dipping a three ton slab of slate in Llyn Idwal to stop it swinging in the stong gusty winds. The RAF were trying to lift the new bridge block into place for the Countryside Commission in the Cwm Idwal reserve.

Camera:Nikon d3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:14-24mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:taking a dip
Username:SFd SFd
Uploaded:10 May 2009 - 3:16 PM
Tags:Photo journalism
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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2009 - 5:06 PM

Excellent image, superb pilots. I presume they compleated the task. Ron.

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SFd
SFd e2 Member 7SFd vcard United Kingdom
10 May 2009 - 5:14 PM

Hi Ron
Thanks for the comment. Eventually after trying for 15 minutes they drpped the slab about 100m from the bridge as they could not locate it onto the new pillars. The wind was gusting, very strong and was so difficult even to stand up.
I agree the pilots and winch operators are brilliant.
Thanks again
Steve

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SFd e2 Member 7SFd vcard United Kingdom
16 May 2009 - 1:20 PM

Hi Ed
Thankyou very much for the constructive and useful critique on my image. It's a credit to you and to ephotozine that this facility and access to and advice from a top class professional photojournalist is available.

Thanks Steve


Quote: Hi - this is a perfectly agreeable capture; though I would have liked to see someone standing on that slanting rock in the bottom left of the frame - if you were with a companion for example, get them to stand back to the camera, and towards the action - its bizarre how as in life, and as in pictures, when we see someone's attention turned to something, we want to find out what they're looking at. This could also have served as an anchor the shot, and I feel would help add a sense of perspective, and scale. You could have afforded to tighten up the shot a little also, without loosing a sense of location. Standing further back, and zooming closer (if you can) could have helped achieve this. Otherwise, if you know whats going to happen - then explore, and find alternative angles...though maybe you did this. As a photo its fine - but you're letting the action dictate the image -- you need to add a more obvious touch of your own to this shot for it to take on a more endearing feel. Cheers. Ed

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ToothPilot
ToothPilot e2 Member 750 forum postsToothPilot vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2009 - 7:03 AM

Nice contribution Ed.
Good photo journalism Steve.

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SFd
SFd e2 Member 7SFd vcard United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 - 8:31 AM

Cheers Hendrick

Steve

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