il76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2236 posts, RR: 50 Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6988 times:
Number 11617, accepted in July 1998. Photo shows no upload date, neither were there any view counters at the time of uploading. Johan hadn't programmed it yet and he was the only (not-so-picky) screener.
Rescanned/reuploaded a few years ago.
I had been trying to get photos accepted for about 6 months before that shot made it in. As soon as I saw on the news that a C-5 had landed at the airport, I knew that the circumstances of the shot, being the first C-5 to visit in over 10 years, would give it a fighting chance of getting accepted. I was actually on vacation in California driving up highway 1 when I got the acceptance message... and one day later I was taking screenshots on my iPhone of it on the front page of Airliners.net while sitting on my flight home. Certainly not my favorite shot, but I love the whole story behind it.
Went to the airport to catch this civvy Gazelle,when i heard the Army pilot call on the radio.Crossed my legs (as fingers were busy!) hoping he'd appear in the background so i could get both together - which he duly did
This was my first, after I submitted something terrible with an Olympus P&S and had it rejected not long before. However I had just received the 50D I use today and after what was I believe either a level or a color rejection I got this lovely Kalitta into the database. I believe N712CK is now stored, though.