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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 (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6628 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,

Felix

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, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6584 times:

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

Axel


User currently offlineafricaspotter From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6564 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, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6511 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, 653 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6509 times:
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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!

Regards,

Fyodor


User currently offlinesunandan From India, joined Jun 2005, 285 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6480 times:
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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 onlineyerbol From Kazakhstan, joined Feb 2010, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6478 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 (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6372 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!  

Cheers,

Felix


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