I left home at 10am for what I thought was a routine 1 hour 30 minute drive from Boonton New Jersey to JFK
via George Washington Bridge. I got stuck in traffic about 2 miles from George Washington Bridge, for about 1 hour and had to turn arround at Englewood NJ
and drove south, all the way to Staten Island to take the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge.
Needless to say, I missed the landing but I ended up with excellent close up shots. When I eventually got to JFK
at 1pm, The Airbus was conveniently parked at Terminal 1, at the first air bridge close to the roadway leading to the departures area.
I found some people attempting to take shots through the fence. I tried a few shots but my Nikkor Lens were too big and the shots had the shadows of the fence links on them. It was then that I spied a couple of guys on a nearby access bridge leading to Terminal 1 departures.
I went up the bridge and found an excellent vantage point above the fence and airport equipment and took pictures of the gorgeous aircraft. As a great bonus, 20 minutes after I got there, the Airbus was pushed back presenting excellent opportunities for close up shots. It was then towed out of sight towards a hangar.
It was worth missing a day at work and it made the hassles getting to JFK
worthwhile. I met 2 guys from Anet, but they were too busy to chat.
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