Right time, right place and right lens, but slightly wrong weather.... I witnessed a mountain rescue yesterday when out hiking. I do not think the injury was serious, as they were walking around a lot. I think a paraglider bumped into a walker when trying to take off, though I could not see as it happened behind a ledge..
I used my 100-400 lens, from about 500 - 650 metres away. The winch shots were probaby getting close to, if not more than, 1 kilometre away. A lot of haze and poor light, so not always clear shots, but still great considering….
The pics start with a medic and 2 Police getting dropped off, a hovering helicopter moving on to the injured person and medic being winched away, then the 2 Police getting back on.
Just a few below, follow the link for more (still have loads to process). I have processed them a little, but will do so seriously when I get home next week. http://www.dpinparis.com/Mountain-Rescue/index.html
Definitely the first time I have photographed anything like this. A lot more if you follow the link and a lot more for me to porcess when I have the time! Feedback welcome as always.