Zebfly2 hit the nail right on the head before.... but just to confirm it too, the proof is in the pudding on the map below.
X spot is where the shot was taken from and the yellow trail is the path for rwy 31L departures...
Dmitry- you gotta mellow out a little, there's no PS conspiracy theory going on here. I know Tom well... that's not his style.
>>I'm familiar with the t/o and landings @ JFk and it appears that this pic was taken near the Beach Channel area in the evening. If so, then runway 31L was used and if you are familiar with that area, then a pic taken at this angle is possible. Would those of you who are familiar with JFK care to comment?<<