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Coming home from work in the North Sea.
I can just imagine how welcoming the sight of land must be for these guys.

I was having one of my walks on the beach this evening, there were some spectacular colours in the sky and I just had to capture it.
As I was walking back to my car I happened to hear the familiar sound of an inbound helicopter.
I turned around and this magnificent setting just screamed to be photographed!
And, well... the rest is history (?)

I adjusted the levels slightly and put Hue -10, saturation +20 (I might have mixed these up, sorry!) and adjusted lightness to -10.
Cropped the right side of the photo slightly and that is pretty much it.

The helicopter captured here is a Sikorsky S-92 owned by a company called "Norsk Helikopter". They primarily perform transportation of personell to the Norwegian offshore rigs in the North Sea.

Ok about this helicopter:

2005 Base price: $15,300,000
Crew: two pilots
Capacity: up to 22 troops
Fuselage length: 68 ft 6 in (20.88 m)
Main rotor diameter: 58 ft 1 in (17.71 m)
Height: 15 ft 5 in (4.70 m)
Main rotor area: 2,650 ft² (246 m²)
Empty: 15,965 lb (7,257 kg)
Loaded: 25,944 lb (11,793 kg)
Maximum takeoff: 28,241 lb (12,837 kg)
Powerplant: 2x General Electric CT7-8C turboshafts, 3,000 shp (2,238 kW) each

Performance:
Maximum speed: 225 mph (360 km/h)
Range: 550 miles (880 km)
Service ceiling: ft ( m)
Rate of climb: ft/min ( m/min)
Main rotor loading: 9.8 lb/ft² (48 kg/m²)
Power/Mass: 0.23 hp/lb (0.38 kW/kg)

Hope you enjoy the photo.

Odd Jarle

This is a reposted photo, I did some cropping in the top of the photo in accordance with some of the critiques.


Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Exposure Time: 1/100
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 49/1 mm
Date Taken: 2006-10-10 18:51
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 47 kb

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