Working Radio-Controlled Helicopters 3
Radio-controlled helicopters at work in a field in Toyota, Aichi-Prefecture on May 11th, 2006. On my way to work I was surprised to see this huge radio-controlled helicopter at work spraying this field. Although I've seen hobbyists flying smaller versions before, this was a first for me!
I've entered these photos in a weekly photo contest in a national Japanese daily newspaper. This week's theme is 'Japan at Work'. It's been a very frustrating week of rain and I'd been unsuccessful getting new photos for this theme. With a May 12th noon deadline I had pretty much given up on finding anything interesting, especially as I had a full work schedule from 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.. Also, it was raining in the morning. I chanced upon this scene and just had a few minutes to stop before I had to continue on my way to work.
The MSN-Mainichi Daily News announced today (May 14th) that I won their 3rd prize this week in their My Japan photo contest. I submitted 6 photos and all of them made it into the gallery. If you're interested, the photos and the article are here: