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Climactic Photographic Moment For Me  
User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Posted (9 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

I did something last week that was very exciting for me.

This is one of my favorite photos of mine:


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Photo © Phil Derner Jr.



Well, I went up to the top of the Empire State Building and zoomed in towards LGA to do some long-range spotting. I saw a chance and took a shot. The same exact photo....but from the other side:

http://nycaviation.com/hosting/lgareverse1.jpg

Note the park behind the plane, the same spot that I took the original photo, and the Chrysler Building spire.

Maybe strange, but very exciting for me.  Smile

-Phil


Phil Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1297 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

That is pretty sweet. Interesting that it is the same from both angles. I really like the photo on A.net too. Just a side note, when I was in Boston I went to the top of the Prudential Building and BOS can be seen quite well. If anyone has a Bigma 500mm or similar I think good photos could come out of it on a nice day. Anyway, congrats on the photos.
-Matt



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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

Phil, I did something last week too, and it was also very exciting for me!!  bouncy   scratchchin 
Spencer.



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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Phil, if that's what makes you climax...  Wow! Each to their own I suppose!  Wink

Andy


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

Definately a bad distance rejection in the making  laughing 

Great shot Phil, what a cool experience that must have been!

Drew



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User currently offlineJakbar From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 442 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

I'm glad I wasn't in your presence when you had your climax, Phil.  Smile

Cool shot, though. Good job.

Josh


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

Is that a prison on the left hand side of the airport?
It looks like its connected with the light stands of the runway.



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineJavibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

I hope you had clean clothes at hand when your climax happened...

j



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