In reality Chris.... "anything" belongs on this site as long as Johan Lundgren says it does. It's his site, his rules so that makes him the boss of all bosses on here... I just upload them and the decision as to whether they should be accepted to HIS database is left up to him and his great staff of screeners. At least until his site goes IPO and we all buy shares in it thus becoming shareholders with a vote.
That particular shot was accepted by Johan himself personally... so I think it might be best to direct the question to him as to why he accepted it. I'm sure it's safe to say because it stood up to his guidelines of personal "overall" artistic aviation quality. Again... it's his site, his taste and his rules.
Now I'm not going to bullsh*t you... that shot obviously got accepted for the main reason being that it depicts the WTC, which just so happens to be the biggest world news story ever in recent times.
But the fact remains that the image shows an airliner in it.... and that's all it simply took for it to be considered "aviation related." (See my previous post for an explanation and example of this type of aviation photography)
I don't take anything wrong at all that you or anyone might have to say here about that image in regard to whether it belongs or not, really... because to me if an image becomes "thought provoking" then I really did my job as a photographer very well.
I have received very good email feedback from the viewers about that shot... people complimenting me on it since the day I uploaded it and in the process I've also been able to sell several 8x12 prints of it. I even made a good airport operations contact at a major airport because someone saw that shot. Again... I'm glad to hear you really enjoyed the shot, comments of any kind are always welcomed.
And BTW- there are links to airports and location on here where photos are shot from and those are not airliners either.
"World Trade Center - South Tower 2" is merely the location from where that image was taken.
>>Sorry i didnt respond till now, i had forgotten about this post... anyway, i've been thinking more about this, and this: "...and much to my surprise in the corner... I see an aircraft!" makes me laugh everytime i read it... there is now a link to "World Trade Center - South Tower 2" which, last time i checked, isn't an airliner.
Call me insensitive, i like the picture, I REALLY like the picture, but c'mon folks, my mouse arrow is bigger than the aircraft. Out of the 6882 current hits the picture has recieved, i would say 6250 of them wanted to see the building, 30 wanted to see the actual aircraft, and the other 602 wanted to try and figure out where the heck the airplane actually was in the picture. (recent poll by CNN i believe, so you know its accurate )
i digress, in conclusion, nice picture, but i dont think it belongs. Nothing against carlos, hes a good photog and i like his stuff...