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walkin'on water

By aitchbrown
We were showing our visiting guest the bling of the lake district on Saturday last. You know, the well phtographed bits: the boat cruise; the tourist trail, the lake islands and all the blue bits.... the pretty stuff...................... when off the starboard bow, just as our boat left the Bowness jetty, an orange flare lit up the lake?

We were fully anoraked and prepared for any inclemment weather, having paid 28 each for a return trip from Lakeside to Windermere on an old steamer called The Teal. It was crowded; there were loads of standard chocolate-box lakeland views from every side and we were surrounded by Beatrix Potter tourists doing the 'must see bits of the lakedistrict', when the orange flare fizzed!

Then came that slow drumming build up sound of an approaching helecopter; phew and gulp..... it always does something to me and every time I hear that noise it resonates with a sychronised deep thudding feeling within!!

Hey, it was an exercise!! But we weren't expecting a photo opportunity of this type and we hadn't got a tripod between us... and anyway, is a tripod any good on a boat?

So... enough prattle, here it is: the best of the 15 shots I managed to get.

Oh and reason for title is that these guys do walk on water for me and this service is just absolutely bloody fantastic.

The shot is hand held and ps assisted; hope you like it anyway and ta muchly for all recent attentions. helen x

hmm PS : you can only really see the attaching wire in the large view.... grrrr sometimes I wish I checked things more thoroughly before I put the darn things up!! h x

Tags: Lake district Photo journalism Windermere Aitchbrown Helecopter rescue Walkin on water

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imagio 11 12 1 England
1 Aug 2007 12:20AM
Well captured


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User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 12:24AM
A stunning capture, really excellent.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
1 Aug 2007 12:25AM
And didnt you do well.
Nice one you lucky sod,great capture,
boat house in the background,
Wash off the lake surface,
Very very cool.
Caledonia 11 2 Scotland
1 Aug 2007 12:28AM
Very exciting action photo! Great colours and composition.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
1 Aug 2007 12:36AM
Me Again *********"CLICK"*****.
liparig 13 233 United States
1 Aug 2007 12:41AM
wow superb shot love the helicopter well dne
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Aug 2007 2:52AM
super helicopter-- Fantastic capture-- Would have had me upset awhile, too-- What nice shows you find for your guests!

Well done, Jennnn
glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
1 Aug 2007 6:49AM
Very nice shot, well done...
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 6:59AM
Great shot.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 7:46AM
a great capture Helen, I agree these guys do a fantastic job,
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
1 Aug 2007 8:43AM
super action shot
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 8:55AM
Take the opportunities as they arise Helen, it's often the unexpected that make the most interesting end result.
You've done well to get this and a tripod would have been a hindrance (one of the most overrated pieces of equipment I feel). A "Pod" however is almost essential to carry with you and would have been a real help here.
These chaps (and chapesses) are seriously courageous and it's comforting to know that they are out there doing that job.
Excellent shot.
1 Aug 2007 8:58AM
Excellent capture Helen,
limmy62 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 9:16AM
Terrific action shot Helen,
The the water thrown up against that wonderful green backdrop really scores in terms of added atmosphere!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
1 Aug 2007 9:29AM
Fairly shows the situation, the downdraught of those blades kicks up the surface water. Adds atmosphere, the figures add scale. Vertical format the icing on the cake Helen. Ron.
angelamary 12 6 England
1 Aug 2007 11:34AM
Good shot! one click for you and lots for the rescue service! Smile
Tandberg 15 1.2k 2 England
1 Aug 2007 11:49AM
Nice capture and a grand exposure too!!
WEll done Wink
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
1 Aug 2007 12:31PM
an opportunity not missed Helen
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 2:44PM
superb shot well captured.
phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 4:13PM
What a fantastic shot this is Helen and well done on No30th.

TyChee 13 275 1 United States
1 Aug 2007 4:35PM
Excellent capture!
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
1 Aug 2007 5:48PM
Super capture Helen.
GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
1 Aug 2007 5:55PM
Great photo, the helecopter on the background looks OK!
TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 6:30PM
Very nice hand held shot
No you cant use a tripod on a boat unless you require a blurred image
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
1 Aug 2007 6:43PM
A tripod on a boat has very little use, great acitonfilled shot

casson 12 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 8:14PM
Lovely story and picture to go with it. All you needed was a celeb to be rescued and your shot would be worth millions!o
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
1 Aug 2007 9:41PM
Superb bit of drama for you . The Helecopter stands out well from the dark trees . xx
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
1 Aug 2007 9:51PM
great light on the copter Helen, well timed action shot

Just a cracking image, nice work
shona 12 Scotland
1 Aug 2007 10:01PM
Fantastic shot , well capture, shona Smile
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 10:03PM
Fantastic shot, not only the heli, but the spray and the men "walking" on the water - perfect.
You surely couldn't have done better.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
2 Aug 2007 12:46AM
Good action shot.
daringdaphne 14 82 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2007 7:48PM
A Fantastic focus, just love that helicopter. Yes indeed you got the picture Helen. Love the title too.!

AlanBW 12 20 England
5 Aug 2007 12:36PM
Wonderful capture Helen, great stuff!

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