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Oct 07, 2014 19:39 |  #1

I’d never heard of an aerial tree trimmer before this afternoon. Wow. Talk about the ultimate chainsaw.
Seeing it airborne brought a shudder and déjà vu of STABO extractions we did in the military where it was you at the end of a rope. On a scale of 1-10, that had a pucker factor of 11.


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On the ground, Asplundh workers provide some perspective as to its size.


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Oct 07, 2014 20:06 |  #2
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For the first one, slowing the shutter speed would've allowed for proper exposure and blurred blades.
It appears to be under-exposed by at least a full stop and the blades look to be frozen, which leaves me wondering how the helicopter is still floating in the air.




  
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Oct 07, 2014 20:17 |  #3

Many thanks for your insights.
This was one of those “Hey, look up there!” and pull over to the side of the road kind of shots. I didn’t even look at my settings.
Next time I will hopefully put your advice into practice!
Thanks again!


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Oct 08, 2014 09:22 |  #4

I didn't know those things were actually real - saw one in a James Bond movie and thought they had just made it up. Thats one hell of a chainsaw!


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Oct 09, 2014 15:10 |  #5

that seems incredibly dangerous. don't want t be out on a windy day for sure


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Oct 11, 2014 23:17 as a reply to  @ amerituner's post |  #6

WOW I would love to see video of that! Flying the helo takes a ballsy driver




  
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Oct 12, 2014 05:54 |  #7

goldenturtle wrote in post #17208019 (external link)
WOW I would love to see video of that! Flying the helo takes a ballsy driver

I looked up some vids after seeing these photos. In the video I found the helicopter was getting knocked around a lot as the saw snagged and cut - some seriously skillful stuff.


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Oct 12, 2014 20:32 |  #8

Wow, thanks for posting the pictures


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Oct 12, 2014 22:04 |  #9

Yeah, thanks - that's really weird !


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