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Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« on: May 05, 2012, 12:24:34 AM »
As most of you know, Bill Spencer is the talented photographer who was in just the right place at just the right time to catch all of the TAR 20 Waterfront Towers action!
 
 
Our Michael first reached out and made contact with Bill. Thanks to Michael, Bill agreed to very generously share with RFF the rest of his photographs to examine and discuss. One of the NICEST people ever!
 
So HUGE KUDOS for Michael for initiating and following through on this, without his input we would not have this great treasure to see.
 
And a very special HUGE THANKS to Bill for lending RFF all these to enjoy!
 
The ones you will see below are the best of the best, a grouping of some of Bill's and our favorites, the ones that best tell the story of the day.
 
TexasLady has done a phenomenal job of collating and watermarking all of these in order to protect Bill's copyright. This was a big and labor intensive job! She gets ALL of the credit for figuring out a way for us all to be able to see and appreciate these HUGE files! Additionally, becaue due to RFF's formatting the exif data is lost on upload, she has also made the fabulous Photo Time line you will see below!!
 
So :ty to Michael for the foresight to reach out to Bill!
 
And :tu to Bill for trusting us with these incredibly detailed photos.
 
And :thankyou:  :thankyou:  :thankyou: a million times to TL for the hard work involved in getting these files from Bill to RFF's pages!

The photos below are presented IN ORDER. Some have been zoomed in on to focus on details. Hopefully these will answer some of the questions that have been a mystery from Dec 19!!
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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 12:46:16 AM »
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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 12:50:06 AM »
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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 01:25:26 AM »
26>35:

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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 01:27:00 AM »
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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2012, 01:31:02 AM »
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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2012, 01:31:35 AM »
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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2012, 01:33:53 AM »
TEXASLADY'S FABULOUS TIMELINE/EXIF DATA SUMMARY:
 
* = a Bill Spencer favorite

Photo #   Racer/Racers   EXIF Time   Description
         
4317   Helicopter   10:08:57   
*4323   Rachel/Dave   10:13:14   Rachel and Dave enter
*4424   Rachel/Dave   10:13:31   Briefing, Rachel with Clue
4328   Rachel B   10:14:21   Rachel on scale
4341   Rachel B   10:21:31   Rachel ready
4344   Dave   10:23:33   Dave being rigged up
4346   Rachel/Brendon   10:26:06   Rachel and Brendon enter the courtyard
4349   Rachel/Dave   10:26:49   Rachel /Dave still on ground
4356   Rachel/Brendon   10:33:19   Rachel/Brendon, getting rigged
4358   Rachel/Dave   10:33:52   Starting up
4368   Dave   10:35:46   Dave  moving on up
4369   Rachel B   10:36:03   Rachel below Dave
4374   Dave   10:37:24   Dave-near top of last set of shutters
4375   Rachel B   10:37:29   Rachel below Dave
4386   Dave/Rachel   10:39:03   Both, nearing the top
4392   Dave/Rachel   10:39:43   Rachel caught up with Dave (he waited)
4395   Dave   10:40:53   Dave nearing the top
4397   Dave/Rachel   10:41:39   Dave almost at the top
4400   Dave   10:42:23   Dave inches from the top
4402   Rachel B   10:42:42   Rachel even with the last set of shutters
4405   Rachel/Brendon   10:44:32   Starting ascent, past the 1st part of bldg.
4412   Brendon   10:45:36   1/3 of the way up?
4413   3rd Helicopter   10:45:46   
4414   Brendon   10:45:53   Looking up
4416   Rachel B   10:46:05   Nearing the top
4417   Rachel B   10:46:21   Almost there
4418   Rachel B   10:46:33   Few more feet to go
4421   Rachel B   10:47:19   On top
4422   Brendon   10:47:30   1/2 way?
4424   Rachel R   10:47:38   Just below Brendon
4427   Brendon/Rachel   10:48:08   Comparison shot
4430   Brendon/Rachel   10:48:34   Rachel passes Brendon
4434   Rachel/Brendon   10:50:34   Rachel nearing the top level
4441   Rachel/Brendon   10:54:55   Close-up of both, nearing the top level
4448   Rachel R   10:57:18   Climbing to the top, workers and rigging
4449   Rachel R   10:57:35   Standing at the top
4451   4th Helicopter   10:58:12   
4452   Rachel /Rachel   10:58:47   Rachel B being filmed on right
4455   Brendon   10:59:58   Brendon nearing top
4456   Brendon   11:00:18   Better shot of him climbing to platform
4457   Brendon/Rachel   11:00:44   Brendon & Crew, Rachel on the deck
4458   Camera Crew   11:03:33   Off to the left of the scaffolding. R/D?
4459   Art/JJ   11:04:30   Entering courtyard
4460   Art/JJ   11:04:41   Briefing?
4461   Art/JJ   11:05/27   Weighing in
4462   Art/JJ   11:27:29   Ascending the building
*4467   Art/JJ   11:29:01   Close-up
4472   Art/JJ   11:30:44   Long shot of building and progress
*4473   Art/JJ   11:31:51   Long shot -
4476   Dave/Rachel   11:33:03   Leaving?
4477   Brendon/Rachel   11:34:55   Preparing to descend
*4482   Brendon/Rachel   11:37:40   Preparing to descend
4484   Brendon   11:38:30   Preparing to jump
4485   Brendon   11:38:40   Jumping off
4486   Brendon   11:38:45   Descending face forward
4490   Brendon/Rachel   11:39:00   Descending, Rachel at top
4493   Brendon   11:39:41   End of the overhang,
4498   Brendon   11:40:25   Still descending
4499   Rachel R   11:40:32   Descending
*4503   Rachel R   11:40:56   In distress, crying out?
4518   Rachel R   11:41:51   Nearing the bottom
4521   Rachel R   11:42:20   3 floors to go
L1050664.JPG   Building   09:38:35   Long shot, (Leica camera)
L1050656   Rainbow   09:40:40   Landscape view
         
« Last Edit: May 05, 2012, 03:23:55 PM by georgiapeach »
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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2012, 01:34:28 AM »
Quotes from Bill:
 
 
 
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It was very interesting to watch this process.  Much care was taken to prepare for the finale at our condo.  I was also surprised to see that the actual physical effort on the part of the participants was minimal at best.  There was a counter weight that virtually pulled them up to the top, whether they used any effort on their own or not.  Likewise, the descent was very carefully managed by the highly skilled support team.   
 It was cool to watch and I was glad to have the photo opportunity.
   
 
 
 
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I have 19 shots of the first place (team), 16 of the second place (team) and 7 of the third place (team).  I only have pictures of the 2nd place (team) rappelling down the side of the building, as 1st and 3rd rappelled down the opposite side out of range.

 
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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 02:00:14 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2012, 02:01:06 AM »
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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2012, 04:23:16 AM »
Wow!

I suspected that Bill Spencer had probably taken more pictures than were on his Flickr account, but this is amazing!

Thanks for sharing Bill!

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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2012, 08:09:49 AM »
 :colors :colors :colors :colors :colors :colors :colors

Amazing work guys!!

Red Rachel's descent is interesting :lol3:
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2012, 10:18:13 AM »
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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2012, 10:22:12 AM »
Thank goodness he copyrighted them. ;)

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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2012, 11:40:40 AM »
The timeline is there are all to see, but I find the most interesting information is this:

4421   Rachel B   10:47:19   On top

4476   Dave/Rachel   11:33:03   Leaving?

46 minutes is a long time for a team to get down and out of their harnesses. It took 13 minutes to get ready for the ascent and only 21 minutes for the ascent. Why so long going down?

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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2012, 11:58:13 AM »
Let's fix the timeline!  :lol:  The * photos are Bill Spencer's favorite photos.


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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2012, 12:01:48 PM »
Thanks for the hard work TL!! :hearts:
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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2012, 12:19:25 PM »
So Chateau's work on the Brenchel caps at Sand Island Beach Park is wrong? 

"Quote from: Chateau d If on May 02, 2012, 09:37:23 PM

    This shot was taken between 11:18 and 11:32 am (assumes December 19th).

    note correction  :)"



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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2012, 12:24:06 PM »
The timeline is there are all to see, but I find the most interesting information is this:

4421   Rachel B   10:47:19   On top

4476   Dave/Rachel   11:33:03   Leaving?

46 minutes is a long time for a team to get down and out of their harnesses. It took 13 minutes to get ready for the ascent and only 21 minutes for the ascent. Why so long going down?

It does seem like it took them awhile to get to the ground. At 10:58 (4452) you can see both Rachel's on top, RachelB at the right. At 11:03 (4458) the camera crew is filming Dave and Rachel, I presume, towards the right side of the building where it was not possible for Bill to get any shots. So it did take quite a period of time for them to descend.
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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2012, 12:42:36 PM »
The timeline is there are all to see, but I find the most interesting information is this:

4421   Rachel B   10:47:19   On top

4476   Dave/Rachel   11:33:03   Leaving?

46 minutes is a long time for a team to get down and out of their harnesses. It took 13 minutes to get ready for the ascent and only 21 minutes for the ascent. Why so long going down?

It does seem like it took them awhile to get to the ground. At 10:58 (4452) you can see both Rachel's on top, RachelB at the right. At 11:03 (4458) the camera crew is filming Dave and Rachel, I presume, towards the right side of the building where it was not possible for Bill to get any shots. So it did take quite a period of time for them to descend.

Consider you see B/R finish climb around 11:00 but don't start descending until 11:38.

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« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2012, 12:44:39 PM »
When they arrive on the scene it took them about 20 minutes to get geared up. Once the reach the top they appear to change gear for the descent. On the way down they are wearing those pads and things that they don't have on the way up. They may even have to change their harness.
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« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2012, 12:50:27 PM »
When they arrive on the scene it took them about 20 minutes to get geared up. Once the reach the top they appear to change gear for the descent. On the way down they are wearing those pads and things that they don't have on the way up. They may even have to change their harness.

It does seem that either 1) R/D took less time to get rigged to descend or 2) were speed demons descending.

10:47 D/R finished climb, 11:33 seen departing
11:00 B/R finished climb, 11:42 rachel still descending (3 floors to go)

Only 4 minutes to finish the descent and get out of the rigging and leave to equal D/R time.

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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2012, 03:27:10 PM »
I think it is quite possible they had a second briefing on the descent while they were at the top, before being allowed to descend...
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Re: Bill Spencer's Finale Photos!
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2012, 04:38:07 PM »
Thank you Bill for these photos!


 

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