Rotes Kreuz

Helipad Open Day

This weekend saw the official opening of the new Helicopter Rescue centre for Mayrhofen.

There are a couple of these dotted around the valley from different firms, all providing much a needed service to evacuate seriously injured patients to the hospital within a short time from fairly inaccessible places (normally ski pistes). They work in close unison with the Red Cross, Mountain Rescue and the Water Rescue, with members from these organizations normally going on to work in the 'Flugrettung'.

Sunday was an open day for the public to come and see the toys that we get to play with, so I took the family down to have look. Weather was fantastic apart from the very strong wind that prevented a couple of events from taking place. The Red Bull Stunt Helicopters did make a show even if in those conditions and I did manage to capture it on video which can be seen here.

#roteskreuz #bergrettung #flugrettung #wasserrettung #helitirol #itsahardlifeinthemountains

Another shift

So time has been a little busy over the winter and I have been a little slack in keeping up to date with my private work. I found these photos from last year when I had a particularly quiet Red Cross shift. Anyway I am sure that there will be more from last year surfacing in the coming weeks. .

Fujifilm x-E1 with Olympus OM mount 35mm f/2.8 and edited in Adobe Lightroom CC

#redcross #roteskreuz #ausliebezummenchen #icrc #oerktirol #itsahardlifeinthemountains

Monochrome Oktober Day 10

Each year I dedicate the month of Oktober (German Spelling, in case you were wondering) to the beautiful art of Black & White photography. Each day I will be posting a new Black & white image

I have a passion for this style of photograph, as it makes you concentrate more on the subject and really brings out the emotion of the image.

In the post processing phase, it is more than just removing the colour out of a picture but finding the right combination of tones and shades of grey that work within an image. With applications such as Photoshop you can change these mixtures to a great degree to give you more or less of those tones.

You can experiment with your photos as I am sure that your smartphone will have an editing section in it (both the iPhone Camera App and the Facebook App do this) and play around with the different settings.

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Training with the Red Cross and the Mountain Rescue, in the dark in an attic! Shot with Canon 6d with Tmron 28-75 f/2.8 at 1/80 sec f/4.0 ISO 8000

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#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #monochromeoktober #ubung #roteskreuz #notfall

Waiting for the call

Much of our time at the Red Cross is spent waiting (thankfully!) Our vehicles stand ready for the callno matter how trivial it may be.

This shot is actually a compilation of 6 shots taken at 5am in the morning as I carefully moved around the garage without triggering the lights (which are horrible florescent tubes) I just liked the natural light better (as always!)

Shot with a Fujifilm X-E1 with Olympus 35mm ISO 200 Exp 4,0 secs at f8

#rtw #roteskreuz #freiwillige #rettungswagen

Ortstellenleitung Wahl 2016

Letzte Nacht, hielten wir eine Wahl. Alle 4 Jahre müssen wir stimmen die Führung unserer Station Haus zu wählen. Die Fackel wurde an das neue Team mit einstimmigem Votum weitergegeben. Wir wünschen Christoph, Andi, Lizzy und Robert alles Gute.

Last Night, we held an election. Every 4 years we must vote to elect the leadership of our station house. The torch was passed on to the new team with a unanimous vote in favour. We wish Christoph, Andi, Lizzy, and Robert all the best.

Ortstellenleitung 2016 (v.l) Elisabeth, Andi, Christoph, & Robert

Ortstellenleiter Neue & Alt. (v.l.) Christoph und Thomas

DankeThomas, Micheal, Marion & Carina.

Location: Rotes Kreuz Ortstelle Mayrhofen, Zillertal, Tirol

#roteskreuz #roteskreuzschwaz #redcross #ausliebezummenchen #wevotefornowalls

Bergrettung Ubung Film

Im Winter hatten wir eine Übung mit dem Roten Kreuz und der Bergrettung . Ich hatte das Glück, dort zu sein, es zu fotografieren, sondern auch uns gelungen, einen Teil davon zu filmen. Schließlich ist hier, dass Filmmaterial. Der Film wurde mit dem Handy ohne zusätzliche Beleuchtung gemacht.

During the winter we had an exercise with the Bergrettung (Mountain Rescue) and the Rotes Kreuz (Rad Cross) which I was fortunate enough to go and shoot. These training exercises are fundamental to working out any problems and getting to know how the other organizations work in the field. We are lucky that lots of the Bergrettung are also fully trained Paramedics too.

Well finally here is the edited footage that was also shot on that evening. It was shot on smartphones so the resolution isn't to hot but considering it was at night with no external lighting (except for head torches!) it is not too bad!

Location: Mayrhofen, Zillertal, Tirol

#uebung #roteskreuz #bergrettung #ausliebezummenchen #training

Bergettung Ubung

Letzte Monat wir haben eine bissl spas in der Ortstelle mit unserer kollegen von Bergettung Mayrhofen. Es ist sehr wichtig, dass wir alle unsere Fähigkeiten üben zusammen, so dass, wenn wir einen Notfall tun müssen wir effizienter arbeiten. Jeder in diesen Bildern ist ein Freiwilliger, so wenden Sie sich bitte, wenn Sie können spenden, dann folgen Sie diesem Link.

#redcross #roteskreuz #bergrettung #mayrhofen #flyonthewall #DokuTeamTirol

Rotes Kreuz Taufe

Im Dezember fotografierte ich die "Absperrung" einer Taufe von einem Kollegen beim Roten Kreuz. Diese Tradition findet bei jedem großen Ereignis, wenn Sie ein Mitglied eines Vereins sind, und umfasst in der Regel ein Schnaps oder 2!

In December I photographed the 'Absperrung' of a Christening from a Collegue at the Red Cross. This tradition occurs at every major event when you are a member of a Club, and normally involves a Schnapps or 2!

#roteskreuz #bergrettung #mayrhofen #taufe