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Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (contrail25)

Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:59 am

Just MH-65C 6581 from CGAS Humboldt Bay, however this was taken in Meadowlake Airport east of Colorado Springs. They were a surprise visit to the 2009 USCG picnic. Ferry flight from AR&SC at CGAS Elizabeth City. Colorado Springs sits above 6000 MSL, so it's a rare day to see a USCG helo out here.

Haven't processed this photo yet at all. Just wanted initial ideas/suggestions.
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (contrail25)

Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:32 am

Backlit, and the rotor is chopped off on the left side. Also, there is a person (flight crew member) standing in the door.

Quoting Contrail25 (Thread starter):
so it's a rare day to see a USCG helo out here.

I don't think the screeners lower the standards for rare shots or rare subjects at particular fields. If it were say, the first shot of a new prototype helicopter, they might be a bit more lenient, regardless of where it was taken. But since this is a common (relative to the database) aircraft, it does not matter where it was taken really.

I think this one has motive written on it, sorry.

Do you have any other shots where the sun is illuminating the aircraft and not backlit?
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (contrail25)

Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:41 am

No reason to be sorry! I'm still in the learning process, so I'm far from harboring bad feelings over bad shots!  

Unfortunately no other shots worthy of on this, I got distracted by a plane crash.

I did notice that my search for MH-65C only gave up two results because most folks have incorrect information on recent shots of USCG '65s, i.e. labeled as HH-65Cs. Most are considered MHs now. But I digress...

Thanks for the comments!

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