Gipsy Lady

Gipsy Lady - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Gipsy Lady – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock
3 shot HDR, processed using Google’s +Nik Collection by Google
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 28mm Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 1/250s (neutral frame) 1/2000s under exposed frame and 1/30s high key frame.
Out front: bigass chopper

a real mans helicopter has a mini cockpit in the back
Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane or more commonly known as the Erickson Skycrane.

Interesting thing about Erickson, the company, they have been steadily growing and with the announcement this year that they acquired Evergreen, yep thats the mob with the fire bombing 747’s 😉 (ggogle it 🙂 ) i reckon they have gotta be the worlds biggest contractor/supplier of aircraft for fire fighting…

Anyway, I do enjoy, each year, the familiar sound of the Sikorsky S-64 rumbling over head as they come over here to help with the bush fire season.

I made good use of the tilt screen feature of the D750 here, a shot that I would have had to have my ass in the air and my face on the ground… not a good look on the airport, trust me.

Techie love:
3 shot HDR, processed using Google’s Nik Collection by Google
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 28mm Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 1/250s (neutral frame) 1/2000s under exposed frame and 1/30s high key frame.
Out front: bigass chopper

13 thoughts on “Gipsy Lady

  1. They're a big beast and the hefty beat from one flying over head is readily identifiable. A few come here from the us each year for our bushy season. Our first "hot" windy today marks the beginning of the countdown to the 2015 summer fire season.

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