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Old Aug 4, 2009, 8:25 PM   #1
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Default Transmission line repair with helicopter !

Pentax K-7 (SR on) with 28-300mm Tamron @300mm of transmission line repair with helicopter !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtiUbfM36DQ

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Old Aug 4, 2009, 8:27 PM   #2
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Default closeup view with 28-300mm Tamron @300mm

Pentax K-7 (SR on) with 28-300mm Tamron @300mm of transmission line repair with helicopter ! part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hImjTNUrx1g



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Old Aug 4, 2009, 8:32 PM   #3
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That's one cool picture of a very hazardous job! I like how you used an appropriate shutter speed to show movement in the main rotor.
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Old Aug 4, 2009, 10:02 PM   #4
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Definitely not a job I would want! Very nice, and good video, too.
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Old Aug 4, 2009, 10:02 PM   #5
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Yes, great capture. It's very expensive to hire a helicopter, so the power company must have been in a big rush tofix the lines.
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Wow that looks so dangerous, well captured.

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Nice shots. You wouldn't want to do that on a windy day. I wouldn't do that under any conditions!!!!!

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Old Aug 5, 2009, 12:09 PM   #8
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Default Part 3 , finishing the job helicopter video

Pentax K-7 (SR on) with 28-300mm Tamron @300mm of transmission line repair with helicopter ! part 3 of 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vw4LB-D2zo
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Nice Shooting!
I have to wonder what the circumstances were to make that a practical option over a ground crew?
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Ah, a familiar site. I live right by some power lines and the past few years they have been making repairs this way. It took us a while to figure out what the whirring noise was. We'd hear it and run outside to find it gone, then 10 minutes later it'd be back. Back and forth, back and forth, then sometimes steady for periods of time when they were close enough to be at a tower near by.

I never did get any shots of it. My son was swearing at them as they do it during the day and he works night shift. The back and forth was driving him crazy.

Anyway, nice shots. I can't imagine how it can be cost effective for them to do either, but they do it here.

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