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    Picture From A Helicopter

    This one of my first attempts to take a picture from a helicopter, without doors.
    A few comments:
    You can't hear the click of the camera, I didn't realize I used this. I got used to it.
    You have to leave anything dropable, such as a lens cap, on the ground, or lock it away.
    I didn't even try to keep the horizon level.
    You don't feel in danger of falling out!

    The photo is of the Mitchell Falls in NW Australia.

    C&C welcome.

    Picture From A Helicopter

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    Re: Picture From A Helicopter



    Looks dangerous to me. I was invited to go in a helicopter by 22 sqdn and refused; don't like the big open door, in fact I only have to look down the wing of a fixed wing aircraft in a steep bank to feel ill.

    Good shot though.

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    Re: Picture From A Helicopter

    Nice pic!!

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    Re: Picture From A Helicopter

    Fascinating! A totally different perspective!

    If you have sufficient detail you could use multiple cropings to produce a number of different views from the same image.

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    Re: Picture From A Helicopter

    What an opportunity - to get up in one of those with a camera. Any chance your pilot has a friend and fellow pilot in Scotland?

    As Frank says, it does challenge as we're not used to seeing such a perspective. But that's what makes it so interesting.

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    Re: Picture From A Helicopter

    Great; do you have more?

    Regards

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    Re: Picture From A Helicopter

    Helicopter shots can be a lot of fun. Well done on this shot.

    Next time plan your locations and ask the pilot to hover. Also if possible, put on a harness, latch it to the harness rails and lean out feet braced on floor edge. You will get truly awesome top down shots that way.

    I don't have helicopter access now and when I did photography was not my thing.
    Did direct a couple of photo shoots though and the results were truly amazing. All taken with the photographer leaning out and me pulling on the harness for additional "perceived" safety.

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