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500 Photos - I Finally Got There - Thanks To You!  
User currently offlineafricaspotter From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8048 times:

Hi all,

it was March 2009 when I uploaded a photo successfully for the first time on a.net - instantly hit the frontpage and has been my most viewed photo since then. The first 100 photos were taken with a Lumix TZ10, which of course did not produce great results... After that I got myself a Nikon D7000 and after struggling with it for some time, I tried to listen to the advice I got and to decrease the number of rejects. Nevertheless, I still have a long way to go, until I reach perfection  

Anyway, a few days ago I hit some quite important (at least to me) milestones: Having 500 photos and getting more than 3 million clicks!

Here is photo number 500:
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Saudi-Arabian-Airlines/Boeing-777-268-ER/2125391/ (how do I include pictures in a post?...)

I just wanted to say thank you to all the people who have supported me and apologize for all the rejects I created   It is great to get in contact with so many dedicated people that all share the same fascinating interests!

So, the next goal is 1000 photos and 5 million clicks! Let's see which one I reach first  

Safe flights and happy spotting to all of you,


PS: I created a little facebook page that also features some photos and videos that didn't make it, highlights and a bit more... It surely would love to have some more people like it -> http://www.facebook.com/felixgottwaldaviationphotography

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User currently offlineaxelesgg From Sweden, joined Jan 2010, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8004 times:

Congratulations, hope to see many more photos from you  
How was spotting in Saudi Arabia?


Fly Draganair
User currently offlineafricaspotter From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7984 times:

Difficult, because of the heat haze and light and also because officially you are not really supposed to do it. But where I was, nobody really cared and just let the crazy German continue...  

User currently offlineclickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7931 times:
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Congratulations, Felix. Nice result. I am looking forward to more pictures out of the Saudi Kingdom.

User currently offlineFYODOR From Russia, joined May 2005, 716 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7929 times:

Congrats Felix! You have excellent collection which has even more value by quality not only by quantity   I easely remember many of your outstanding shots. Please go ahead and make us all happy!



User currently onlinesunandan From India, joined Jun 2005, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7900 times:

Congratulations on reaching this landmark! Here's a proper plug:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Felix Gottwald

You can either work for a living, or you can fly airplanes. I'd rather fly!
User currently offlineyerbol From Kazakhstan, joined Feb 2010, 286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7898 times:

Hello Felix!
Glad you got 500! I saw your photo before you started this topic   Congrats!   
It was nice to meeting you in Almaty. Try to come somewhere end summer - beginning of autumn for perfect light and blue clear sky of Almaty. You know how to find me  
Safe flights! I am glad I have a friend - pilot who flies on MD-11!
Brgds, Yerbol

With best regards from Almaty
User currently offlineafricaspotter From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7792 times:

Hi all,

thanks for the comments!

@clickhappy: Not many more RUH photos left at the moment, but maybe I'll go there again later this year, when the heat has gone... There should be one or two photos from Beirut coming up!
@Fyodor: Thank you! But there is no way I can compete with you!
@ Yerbol: Maybe I will come over to Almaty in September again, no plans for August yet. But crew scheduling decides anyway!  



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