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User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

I just received a piece of mail from Aberdeen, Scotland, form a man named Gary Watt.

In it was three 5 x 7 prints. Two of a beautiful biz-jet, and another of a skyward looking shot of what seems to be an A340 and an MD-11 passing overhead.

Absolutely amazing shots, and an honor to have received them. I need to find something that I can keep them safe in and also display them.

I can't stand biz jets, but these are lovely. Gary is a master with a camera. Using a phrase form Tom Turner, few can "emulate his technical prowess". (inside joke with Tom, sorry).

Amazing shots Gary. I thank you so much. A true honor to hav ereceived such a prize. I will rub it in all the other antters' faces forever. lol

Thanks again!

-Phil



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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2317 times:
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ok now I want to get into this too.

HOW did you end up with some of his pictures and how can I get some?



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

I already got mine over a year ago  Big grin

User currently offlineRes From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Jeez, whats wrong with biz jets, Phil?

Tim



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User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Nothing is wrong with them, since I got Gary's shots! (I'm laying it on kinda thick, huh? lol)

Biz jets are too small and I can't afford them.



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineRes From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

But you can afford commercial jets?  Smile

They dont need to be big. G-Vs (or shall i say G500/550's) arent exactly small.

For me, its all pie in the sky sometimes. Just like the expensive cars...you'd kill for one cuz ya cant afford 'em.

With my ambition to fly biz jets as a career, hearing someone say they cant stand them makes my ears perk  Big grin
Theres more money in it - thats for sure. Plus its more laid back than commercial.

Theres my beef

Tim

[Edited 2003-07-30 05:26:09]


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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2187 times:
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Hi all

Phil, thanks for the comments and glad you liked the pictures.

You should have said you didn't like biz jets and I would have sent you something else. It would have been as easy as you naming the print and I would have had it printed.

Yep, the skyward shot was the Swiss MD11 and Lufthansa A340:

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I take it you like the Photobox quality?

Cheers

Gary Watt



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[Edited 2003-07-30 09:02:21]

User currently offlineSpotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2123 times:

God - amazing shot Gary - you really know your work  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

The quality is amazing. That with it being in my hands, I feel like I was there myself!

No, the biz jets were jsut fine. If you gave me an option, I would have killed myself trying to choose!


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Although I probably would have chosen:


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Thanks again

-Phil



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2047 times:
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Hi Phil

Well Christmas is a coming and maybe you will find something with your Christmas card.......that's if I send one  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers

Gary Watt


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Well, someone was lucky enough to receive this in the mailbox one day:


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It's still on display in my room. (And for some reason everyone who see it think I've taken the shot.) Big grin

Thom@s



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
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Hi Thom@s

I forgot about that one.

I actually have a 15 x 12 enlargement of that particular shot and every bit as good and sharp as the smaller version.

Cheers

Gary Watt


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

Hello Gary,

Those are looking very good pictures, huh? But, it was great shot for MD-11 & Airbus A340 over of the airspace on the way to US, correct? How is they were do that? Did you even have longer zoom with more than of 500mm? Those are think about was LH & LX on the way to USA? Well, talk ya later!  Smile

Scott W.


User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

i'll vouch for Gary as well, it was a great gift to receive the prints from him, and they are of fantastic quality! top shots by a top photographer..

jonathan d.




"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1896 times:
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Hi all

Thanks Johnathan  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Scotty, the MD11 and A340 were routing to the US from Europe, overflying Aberdeen. The Sigma 170-500mm was used and not to the full 500mm.

Cheers

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineAlphazulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1856 times:
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Hi Gary,

I may have said it before, but I will say it again. The shot below is by far, the best one here at the A. net!! It is truly breathtaking!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Gary, are you still using your D30 these days, or have you upgraded?

Paul Paulsen


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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1790 times:
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Hi Paul

Thanks  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Still using the D30 and no plans to let it go. I'm already saving for one of the future Canon DSLR's so when it arrives and tickles my fancy,I'll have the money all ready. I'll wait a year/two years before upgrading.

The BA shot still impresses a lot of people and still get mails about it yet. It's one shot I still have not had printed up yet.

I know the local police have it pinned up at their office at the airport.....with my permission of course  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Talk later Paul.

Cheers

Gary


User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

Gary,
will you be down to LHR for the last concorde run?
If Paul can make it, i will get the Royce out and we can go round in style!!

Ron


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1728 times:
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Hi Ron

Not sure if I will be down this year.

Concorde...seen it, done it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Honestly, would be good to get some shots before the service ends. Haven't got a decent shot of her, and I've flown the bugger too!

Cheers

Gary


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