I was very honoured to do the new team shot of Edale Mountain Rescue at the weekend. A wonderful bunch of guys who selflessly give up their free time and in some cases work time to attend call outs in all weathers to assist people in trouble, whether they be hill walkers, climbers, mountain bikers or assisting in searches for missing people, the elderly, water rescues and ferrying ambulance patients in adverse weather conditions…ALL DONE FOR FREE, at their own expense.
The shoot was near their HQ at Hope Cement works at Pindale Quarry, a popular place for 4×4 and motorbike scramblers, we had our fair share of the latter and with a little gentle coaxing they backed off a little so we could complete the shoot.
I had great assistance from Chris Philips who is now my assistant with the book and a joint venture for weddings 2016 and Wayne Haigh, long suffering mate. Both guys gave up their Sunday to help and Chris has just had a baby (Eva), gorgeous….so special thanks to him, he was cream crackered so hopefully he will have caught up with some much needed sleep in the afternoon.
It was the first proper outing for the Profoto lighting kit and I must say it didn’t disappoint, TTL with these babies was stunning, bang on every shot and when we did some rim lit individual shots it performed flawlessly, I won’t embarrass the guys by posting their pictures, worth every penny and now my main kit.
Edale MRT and all other teams are run by volunteers, I had the honour of being a team member and being with some amazing people. The teams are run solely by charitable funding and donations are always very much appreciated to keep the guys at the top of their game which in turn will help SAVE LIVES.
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Weather conditions were reasonable in the quarry with a little light drizzle later on, big thanks go to all the team 30+ of you who managed to keep their eyes open at the same time whilst two dogs stared at me…NOT EASY believe me but we got there in the end.
God bless them all for their amazing work