choppers were out looking for a car that had been swept off a cliff road in the floods down the hill.
while i was taking these this is what was going on only 200 meters away
Link is to UK tv news reports and some videos locals took.
but the fact that not 50 meters away there was floods and destruction going on..
i never use auto but the light, colour and weather was so messed up due to the insane storm we had..
and as i was in a rush to get down and see the floods we had i didnt want to waste time.
as you can see in the shot details it was far from a long exposure.
Shutter Speed1/60 second
the effects in the image were all in PS CS6 and Nik collection plugins for CS6.
the soft focus / image diffiusion gives the very smoothed feel to things..
i masked off certain areas while doing this to keep certain elements crisp
when taking it i didnt even notice the chopper, although i could hear it.
i was taking the image of the cliff lift building with the cliffs and clouds..
the chopper been there was a complete fluke.
was a very surreal night.. took a day to get over the devastation and take it all in.
as i mentioned in the comment above, the chopper been in the shot was pure fluke. i didnt notice it till i started processing the image.
Not at all
And yeah I know, when I saw all the pictures of uprooted trees and ruined tarmac and that car being swept away it was really crazy! It#s lucky no one was hurt really.
Oh wow guess it was one of those in the right place at the right time moments then Awesome job either way!