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OK Don And Joe Tell Us The Story Behind These!  
User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Posted (11 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 3563 times:
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Well we have all seen the great pics coming out of MIA, whats the story behind them? Always nice to see something new and different!

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Photo © Joe Pries


I hope to see a lot more!


C'mon Man
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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 3512 times:

I agree, very nice photos.
Not from the tower?

DC-10


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 3503 times:

I was going to start a topic about this  Smile I was more or less on that spot (the fence holes) but at ground level and I don't remember anything so high from where a person could take photos.

Come on guys, share your secrets Big grin

Luis


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

lol, they were obviously in one of the control towers (from the height, I suspect the new tower). No doubt that Joe kissed somebodies ass to get this one (as I asked Don... Big grin)...!  Smokin cool

Cheers

Dan  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 3484 times:

I was doing some contract work down in florida last week and spent some time in the tower, thats where i shot the photo from.

Joe


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

Was that tower there in May 2001?

Luis


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2122 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

Either way the new one is right next to the old one...nice points of view from up high.

-Chris



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

its been there for a while Luis, there was a delay in opening it up because the hurricane support beams in the cab were a problem for the controllers (it blocked their vision of parts of the field) so they changed them which took some time.

Joe


User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3149 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 3430 times:
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Don's remark at one of them is a 100% original (and offers a slightly different explanation)...


Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
User currently offlineDb777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 3345 times:
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Fly-K is correct on my comment. I figured out a way to climb up on top of Joey's giant ego, which varies tremendously in size from day to day and who he's around. I've seen days when if you managed to climb up on top and took photos, it would look like you shot them from the space shuttle.  Big grin

Don





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User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

Excellent guys! The TWR view sure looks stunning!
-Dmitry


User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 3333 times:

Well, as Don will confirm, I go to great lengths to get the photos the way I want them to look. If i'm guilty of of climbing too high, too fast in that regard, then I stand here in front of you, guilty as charged. As long as there is a Canon in my hand and kodachrome near by, you can truly call me guilty as charged. And Konstantin will also attest to this as will others.

 Big grin


User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1660 posts, RR: 66
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 3250 times:
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Those photos by Don and Joe are very very good!!!! I enjoyed seeing them here a lot!!!!  Big thumbs up
See you soon Joe to show me A2A JFK.

Sam


User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Sam, as long as the sun is shining I guarantee you that you will enjoy yourself with the A2A's.

Joe


User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 3196 times:
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"As long as there is a Canon in my hand and kodachrome near by, you can truly call me guilty as charged"

You may be guilty Joe, but I won't sentence you any jailtime Big grin
You strive for the highest quality slides possible, something you taught me how to do, and I'm getting better at every time I shoot. Still much to learn though Smile Nothing wrong with that.......

Tim



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User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

Tim,
thats why Don always breaks my shoes cause when i'm out shooting as you know im super anal about the shot and that typically requires more than just stand there and shoot and hope for the best- you need to be focused, alert and imaginative to shoot high quality and if that means i have a big ego then again- i'm guilty as charged- im not changing a thing.


 Nuts


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

I think that it is typical for those of us who are serious about the hobby, that concentration is the key word.

You stand along the runway, talking about everything possible, and the second a plane is close, the conversation stops and everyone is focusing on the shot...  Smile And the way I am always climbing and walking around to compose the shot the way I want to. Always important to think leagues ahead of the actual *click*. Half of the picture is the preparation! Tim is also a great star in finding the most impossible hills or roads to get near...

For outsiders it may seem weird, but thats just the way it is.. Smile

[Edited 2003-01-29 16:47:29]


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Excellent shots, guys, very impressive!


...couldn't agree more about what's said here, about concentration while shootin'...

Johan (Ljungdahl)

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

This is really excellent job, Don Boyd!  Big thumbs up Please do keep it up need used more photos from the control tower. OK?  Smile Well, catch ya later!

Regards!!


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