Last Sunday as I made my way to an early morning photo shoot, I saw blue police lights flashing in the dark. The square that I typically pass through was blocked off to vehicular traffic. Police and construction workers were all over the place. Finally, I saw a man with a tripod and video camera; one of my kind.
“What’s up?”, I asked.
“They’re replacing HVAC units on the tops of two of the buildings here. It’s too high up for regular cranes, so they are bringing in a helicopter to do the lift.”
“Any chance I could stick around and make photos?”
“You don’t want to. It’s full-on protective gear. Hard hat, goggles, and ear protection. When that helicopter comes in, a lot of things will start flying around?
My planned shoot was nearby, so I went and made the images I wanted. A little after 7:00, I heard the helicopter come in. I made these images from just outside the area the police closed off.
You can see video of it lowering an HVAC unit here.