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User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 53
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3745 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:


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 Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1317 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3740 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.

User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1636 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

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

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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3563 times:

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


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

Definately a bad distance rejection in the making  laughing 

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


I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineJakbar From United States of America, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 442 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

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

Cool shot, though. Good job.


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3440 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.

Follow @kimbo_snaps on Instagram or bokimon- on Flickr to see more pics of me and my travels.
User currently offlineJavibi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3394 times:

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


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