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   Carruthers  Friday May 30 11:50 AM

May 30th 2014. Royal Navy Photography Award Winner.



HMS Dragon's Mk8 Lynx Helicopter conducted a day into night flying sortie. As part of the mission it fired all of its 60 counter measure flares as the sun set over the ship.

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Daily Telegraph.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday May 30 12:49 PM

Excellent find, Carr, what a beautiful shot that is.
Those flares give great effects but being in the right place/time, plus you and your gear being ready, then actually getting the shot is mind boggling to me. All my photographs would be blue ribbon winners if they came out half as good as I had planned in my minds eye.

The fifth picture at the Huff link, looking at the HMS Montrose through the windshield of the Lynx, they were close to standing that sumbitch on it's nose, and the photographer, Alex Knott, was probably on a tether to keep him out of the cockpit.



glatt  Friday May 30 01:17 PM

Yeah, those pictures are good. I like this one with the still water reflecting it so well.

It isn't until you look more closely that you see the still water is just a puddle on the dock. It's a ship reflected in a puddle. Too funny. Clever photographer.
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Carruthers  Friday May 30 01:21 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
The fifth picture at the Huff link, looking at the HMS Montrose through the windshield of the Lynx, they were close to standing that sumbitch on it's nose, and the photographer, Alex Knott, was probably on a tether to keep him out of the cockpit.
I suppose that you can get used to that sort of thing....... eventually.


xoxoxoBruce  Friday May 30 01:37 PM

Good eye glatt. Funny, when I saw the picture I wondered how long the guy had to wait for that mirror calm, and never realized it was a puddle. But that makes me wonder why they don't fix the dock, it's got to be a pain in the butt.

The caption reads, "...HMS Defender alongside Glasgow, her affiliated city."
This appears to be her berth.


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Carruthers  Friday May 30 02:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
Yeah, those pictures are good. I like this one with the still water reflecting it so well.

It isn't until you look more closely that you see the still water is just a puddle on the dock. It's a ship reflected in a puddle. Too funny. Clever photographer.
Attachment 47800
I must admit that I hadn't spotted that!


glatt  Friday May 30 02:49 PM

The only reason I noticed it is that I saw the trick used before when someone photographed Mitre Peak in New Zealand. Theirs looked something like this:
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When I visited the same spot, I was trying to take the same picture, but even with the water fairly still first thing in the morning, it was all choppy. Mine looked more like this:
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It wasn't until later that I noticed they had used a puddle. Taking a Mitre Peak shot reflected in that puddle is a popular trick with the pros.



Griff  Saturday May 31 09:07 AM

Wow, I never heard of that before.



BigV  Sunday Jun 1 02:47 AM

Summer breeze....



Gravdigr  Sunday Jun 1 03:11 PM

...♪ ♫makes me feel fine♪ ♫
♪ ♫Blowing through the jasmine in my mind♪ ♫


Now that's in my haid...Thanks, V.



wolf  Monday Jun 2 01:47 AM

Wait ... all this time that word has been JASMINE?



BigV  Tuesday Jun 3 03:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
The only reason I noticed it is that I saw the trick used before when someone photographed Mitre Peak in New Zealand. Theirs looked something like this:
Attachment 47801

When I visited the same spot, I was trying to take the same picture, but even with the water fairly still first thing in the morning, it was all choppy. Mine looked more like this:
Attachment 47802
It wasn't until later that I noticed they had used a puddle. Taking a Mitre Peak shot reflected in that puddle is a popular trick with the pros.
Heh. I didn't know it was a "trick", but I have taken such pictures for the creative effect. Here's one I took during a surf trip with our Venturing Crew a couple years ago. I like how they're walking in midair.

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