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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9027 posts, RR: 11
Posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

Today, I was looking through my new pictures on airliners.net, and I am pretty sure I have detected a fake picture. If you look at http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=68463, you will see a VS 742 (G-VBEE) landing, and Delta Air Lines L-1011 (N753DA) taxiing into take-off position. THIS PICTURE IS A FAKE!!! I did some research, and VS' arrival from LGW lands at 4:10 PM. Delta's closest L-1011 t/o from BOS is at 3:15 to ATL. That leaves about an hour difference. I live in Boston, and I doubt there were any delays since it was 50 and sunny here. I also took a look at all his pictures (67), and noticed that a little over half appeared to be fake. I have discussed this issue with other BOS spotters in the past, and they have all agreed with me. By the way, the photographers name is Mark Garfinkel.


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User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 887 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Please. What you see is not fake images...it's brilliant photography. Mark has PROVEN his pictures to be real to others here on this forum...

I'm not even going to argue the scheduling difference between the DL and VS aircraft...delays can happen no matter what (even if it is sunny and 50).

Anyway, he's a great photographer. Why? Because he makes people scream "NO WAY!!!!!!". Take a look at most of the other photos on this site, and his stand out above anything else.


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5615 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1417 times:
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Hi all

The shot is brilliant and not fake at all.

Please do not post comments like this on the forum about other peoples work, please !

If you have a problem, please contact the photographer.

I will not delete this post, just so others will take heed.

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9027 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

Thanks for clearing up the subject. I was unaware this was in the rules.


User currently offlineTriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (16 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

I remember the former discussion mentioned by Scooter, in which emotions ran quite high at times. Anyway, I'm not going to elaborate on that. All I wanted to say, is delays are not only caused by the weather conditions at the final destination. What about the weather at departure? Late arrival of the aircraft from a previous flight? Missing pax (hence having to offload baggage)? Strong headwinds en route?
The list goes on and on...

If anything, I'd say having two particular (types of) aircraft in one picture, is hardly enough to blame the photographer of uploading fake pix. IMHO, that is.

Best regards,


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