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Yet Another SXM Pic As Top Of The Day!  
User currently offlineRegis From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6127 times:

Am I the only one tired of logging into airliners.net to see an SXM pic as top the day? Those shots at Princess Juliana are nice but they are sort of getting old. Always the the same angle of a widebody passing over a bunch of semi-naked tourists bathing in turquoise water. Enough is enough. Can the a.net photographers be a bit more creative?


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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6114 times:

Regis- I agree with you, but you are going to get railed for your comments.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineKl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6100 times:

It's just the most beautifull place on earth, with beautifull pictures taken. That's why..........

KL911



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6083 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
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SXM is a.nets favourite airport. I find it surprising as too how low the aircraft land.

Regis, I suggest you get ready to get  flamed 


User currently offlineNorthwest 777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6061 times:

It's funny because I just happened to be thinking about it. And I even have an SXM picture as my desktop picture. But you gotta think about this, for those people who have just found this website, or haven't seen any SXM pictures, I'm sure they can really appreciate the fact that those pictures stay on the front page on a consistent basis. Doesn't really bother me though because its just one picture, and if I don't like it, I've got a database with thousands upon thousands more pictures just a couple clicks away. God I love this website!

User currently offlineKLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 697 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5996 times:

Sounds like someone wishes they were there at this very moment Regis!  Wink

Come on, they're beautiful shots, and as Northwest777 so brilliantly said, nothing like loggin on to this website for the first time, not knowing anything about SXM, and seeing these pics! I'll never forget my first time, seeing the KLM 747 land over the beach! I was totally amazed!!!  Smile


User currently offlineAirfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5966 times:

Regis,

I'm sure I'm not the only one here who may have a solution for you. Here's mine: I promise not to download the SXM pics anymore if you are willing to send me approx. $10,000 U.S. to spend on a 10-day vacation at Maho Beach. That way I'll have enough time to photograph many, many different aircraft for my personal collection and not spend time dreaming of some day making it down there. I can imagine it now - sitting on the beach with my scanner, my Nikon, my binoculars and a cool Caribean cocktail, the smell of the saltwater air and jet fuel exhaust lofting through the air! Hmmmmmmm, yummy! Thanks for the $$ in advance!

What, no deal? Ahhhhh, shucks! I guess I'll just keep downloading then....




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User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5965 times:

Regis:

I agree with you completely!! Let's pray for more imagination and for different angles!!.



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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5952 times:

Quoting Regis (reply 0):
Am I the only one tired of logging into airliners.net to see an SXM pic as top the day? Those shots at Princess Juliana are nice but they are sort of getting old. Always the the same angle of a widebody passing over a bunch of semi-naked tourists bathing in turquoise water. Enough is enough.


I most certainly agree! SXM provides some great photos, I'll agree. However, even the best can get tiring after a while. There are certain shots that start to "spam" the a.net database.

Quoting Regis (reply 0):
Can the a.net photographers be a bit more creative?

I agree with this as well. The problem with creative shots is that they take a while to catch on. A lot of original angles and photos are rejected for not having motiv. The screeners are doing their job but I think sometimes creativity is limitied.

I do congradulate Vector Grafix and Jan Davidts on their popular and original shots.

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5922 times:

Well, it is the members who keep clicking on those pictures. If they stop looking at SXM shots, they will stop being top of the day.


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User currently offlineAirWales From UK - Wales, joined Oct 2004, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5903 times:

Once you have seen one you have seen them all

User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5898 times:

the SXM shots are repetitive, but they never get old! I will never tire of looking at them.

User currently offlineLockheed1011 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 156 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5879 times:

Username: Regis ,

I couldn't agree with you more! Enough already with SXM.

Thank you Regis.  Smile


User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5839 times:

Personally I'm just glad to see another picture of something OTHER than the TU-144 and Concorde at night time, at the Museum in Germany.

I am completely tired of that shot. Two beautiful aircraft, too many pictures of the same thing.

SXM is getting tiring, but it's obviously a very popular spot, as they're always on the main page!

1011yyz



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5794 times:

Quoting Kl911 (Reply 2):
It's just the most beautiful place on earth


No, it isn't. the most beautiful place on earth is beside the person who loves you and who you love.  kiss 


Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 11):
I will never tire of looking at them


I thought the same one year ago, but now I'm  tired  tired of those normal SXM shots. Aren't there more angles to try out and to show us like Mark Garfinkel did.


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Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 13):
SXM is getting tiring, but it's obviously a very popular spot, as they're always on the main page!


You're right. So we should think about starting a threat to reopen Kai Tak - that would bring us many more, other than SXM, fascinating shots.

Bye, Georg.


User currently offlineJetAv8r From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5775 times:

To all the complainers above,

Would you still feel the same if it was your shot with 30,000 hits on the front page?

I've been there, I've seen the 747s over my head and have plenty of pictures from there, but I still look at nearly every upload from SXM because they're so damn cool! Keep in mind there are only a 1,000 some shots from SXM, that's a very low number compared to other airports. It'll be a while until I consider those type shots repetitive.

Always the the same angle of a widebody passing over a bunch of semi-naked tourists bathing in turquoise water

The past few top of the day shots I've seen involve a business jet just missing the fence or comming low over the water. So that always is an exagguration.

Alex.


User currently offlineKLGAviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5757 times:

Guys,

I'll be there in a week, and I promise I'll bring you new angles.

Here's for plugging Big grin:


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I highly doubt you'll be seeing many "plane-over-beach" side shots from me.

Chris



There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.
User currently offlineRG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5751 times:
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Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 14):
You're right. So we should think about starting a threat to reopen Kai Tak - that would bring us many more, other than SXM, fascinating shots.



Somewhat true, but if that ever happened then we would have a Kai Tak shot on the 'top' lists every single day.

It would probably be: Kai Tak shots on the left, SXM shots on the right!



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User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5743 times:

Am I the only one tired of logging into airliners.net to see another post with someone bitching for no reason? Those posts are nice but they are sort of getting old. Always the same type of person who has contributed little if any to the success of this site putting down a photographer who's waited his life and saved his money to do what he loves. Enough is enough. Can the members be a bit more creative?

B


User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2720 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5737 times:

St. Maarten..... Yawn, not again. Need I say more.

Steve


User currently offlineKLGAviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5724 times:

By the way, here is an interesting point...

To all of your who are tired of St. Maarten shots, how many of you have actually been there??

Chris



There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.
User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5702 times:

Quoting Kl911 (Reply 2):
It's just the most beautifull place on earth


you obviously need to see more of the world then! many more beautiful places out there that leave SXM for dead.

as for the photos, i stopped opening them a long time ago, same shit, different photographer!



a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 575 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5702 times:

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 14):
Aren't there more angles to try out and to show us like Mark Garfinkel did

Of course there are:

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 praise 



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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5632 times:

Along the same lines... is anyone else tired of the same shots coming of aircraft taking off from AMS??? Like SXM, the first 50 pictures you see are awesome, but it just gets old, but how many shots of KLM aircraft taking off do we need?

Example: (No offense to the photographer, this was just the first one I came across)

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User currently offlineJakbar From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 442 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5628 times:

Quoting NonRevKing (Reply 18):
Am I the only one tired of logging into airliners.net to see another post with someone bitching for no reason? Those posts are nice but they are sort of getting old. Always the same type of person who has contributed little if any to the success of this site putting down a photographer who's waited his life and saved his money to do what he loves. Enough is enough. Can the members be a bit more creative?


I second that...


25 A346Dude : I don't see what the big deal is. If a large portion of a.net members want to see a particular photo, it gets top of the day. If you don't fit into th
26 Post contains images KLGAviation : Ahh, more evidence. It's the top of the day because people CLICK on it. Chris
27 Post contains images Bobster2 : By including a link to the SXM picture you're complaining about, all you're doing is generating more hits on that picture.
28 BigPhilNYC : I did a search in the database for "regis" and came up empty. Regis, when you become a photographer, or if you can show us something better, then feel
29 Qantas077 : Phil with the utmost respect, i beg to differ, we aren't photographers, more so enthusiasts who just enjoy taking photos of planes, how many of the 12
30 Post contains links AdamWright : They certainly can Regis. This particurally creative and origional shot from SXM was rejected... http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/...n?filename=AF
31 KLGAviation : Chris Starnes, if you're reading this... Would you mind if question the screeners as to why that photo was rejected? Chris
32 Tappan : Hi Guys, Thanks Jorge.... I am going to St Maarten again March 14- March 18 I think...... And it is not just to shoot pics for a.net. Although I can't
33 BigPhilNYC : Appreciated, but if I'm giving free food to a homeless guy and he has the balls to bitch about the taste, I'll kick him into the street and tell him t
34 UA777222 : We all have are gripes. Trust me! Being that SFO is my home airport and I've been there PLENTY of times, I'm getting tired of seeing the same 2 a/c ar
35 Regis : How true! But very interesting replies anyway. Thanks for all your comments on my rant - both positive and negative. The diversity of opinions and vi
36 Jderden777 : why is it that people complain about the special photos that get into the database....i'll admit that there are lots of similar shots from SXM but st
37 Post contains images Morvious : Well, we still didn't see the perfect picture if you know what I am talking about =). I guess i never get tired of those photo's. If you think this w
38 Wietse : To you these shots might seem similar. To me, every upload by some people is an improvement over the previous of that type of shot. We strive for per
39 BigPhilNYC : Here here Wietse! -Phil
40 Post contains images Shep : As Regis stated above when he started this discussion - "Am I the only one tired of logging into airliners.net to see an SXM pic as top the day? Those
41 BigPhilNYC : Shep.......that was weird.
42 Post contains images AirbusfanYYZ : I had wanted to visit SXM for a long time and I was lucky enough to get that chance last month. It was a very brief stay as I transitted through SXM i
43 BIGDEN : Hey! SXM is one of the few places I shoot. I am now going down about 4 times per year and spend time nearly every day at MAHO. While on the island we
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