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Mountain Rescue
Mountain Rescue
Len Scap


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Challenge: Photojournalism III (Minimal Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 28-200 f/3.5 - 5.6 USM
Location: Banff National Park
Date: Oct 22, 2007
Aperture: f 10.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Photojournalism, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2007

Stars arriving to pick up a MVA victim for transport to Calgary

Captured in jpeg
resized
sharpen function (once)
save for web

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.6908
Avg (commenters): 6.8889
Avg (participants): 6.4324
Avg (non-participants): 6.7471
Views since voting: 2517
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 207
Comments: 20
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12/19/2007 08:49:03 PM
Nice capture and perfect shutter to still see the rotation of the chopper...but clean your sensor!!

Lovely background as well.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/01/2007 11:35:09 PM
wow! great composition & image...and the beauty of the bg strikes as hard irony to the risks involved...

bumping up
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11/01/2007 05:53:02 PM
nice sharp shot. love the colours.
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10/31/2007 11:10:41 PM
Great clarity and color on the chopper!
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10/31/2007 09:26:53 PM
NIce shot
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10/28/2007 10:21:56 PM
wonderful burst of color
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10/28/2007 09:59:30 AM
Clean your sensor!

Nice shot though.
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10/28/2007 08:00:16 AM
good color and focus, had zoomed in a little closer to get rid of the fence and windbag.
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10/28/2007 12:05:59 AM
Nice shot. The DoF is great nad the colours are wonderful. I would offer a few small things and I hope it helps. First the framing of the image, I know that this is straight out of the camera and in Jpeg and you had limited time because the chopper was moving, but the fence and the wind sock are a little distracting not because they are there but mainly because there is not enough of them to be important to the shot. If edit or time allowed you would crop them out or move back and make them more a part of the image because they could help to tell a little more of the story. The wind sock or fence might have the name of the rescue deployment centre or the hospital on it and fill in some of the details.
Second thing the title "Mountain Rescue" it might catch you for a sec but it dosen't hold you for long at all. When people go through the paper the headlines have about 0.5 of a sec to catch your attention and about the same to hold it. You need to punch it up a bit, something like "Family of four rescued after plane goes down do to fog" or "Three men plucked from fridged mountain lake after boat capsizes"
So there you have it my take on your shot and I would like to see what you would've done with an advanced or expert edit on this.
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10/28/2007 12:05:42 AM
A stunning image. You might have considered cropping the image to remove that red item on the left of the photo. You also seem to have several sensor dust spots that you should deal with since they truly to detract from what is otherwise a very nice photo.
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10/27/2007 11:45:59 PM
Nice composition and colours, but I would have preferred that you cut out the red bit on the right, as it is a significant distraction from an otherwise appealling shot. I know, Minimalist Editing Challenge, pretty tough!
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10/26/2007 11:10:22 PM
A little tighter crop to remove the fence and the wind sock would have helped. Otherwise this is a very nice shot.
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10/26/2007 07:30:57 PM
Wow, what agreat shot.
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10/26/2007 02:34:07 PM
extremely well captured - 10
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10/26/2007 11:27:16 AM
Well done! 10
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10/26/2007 09:41:24 AM
Technically excellent, but as a photojournalistic shot I would have liked to see who is being rescued. I really like the fire-engine red against the cool mountain colors.
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10/26/2007 08:13:13 AM
Needs a better front page title like "Stars Flight Returns With Body Of Lost Hiker"
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10/26/2007 07:13:56 AM
Nice crisp photo, Like the diagonal created by the helicopter.
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10/26/2007 02:15:36 AM
you better clean-up your sensor.
nice capture but I do not enjoy this kind of centered composition. it lacks perspective and story.
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10/26/2007 12:32:11 AM
nice enough shot, but not really story-telling. (fwiw, i use q-tips a couple times a week; works wonders...)
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