bigphilnyc
Posts: 3874
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2002 10:43 pm

WOW, Gary!

Wed Jul 30, 2003 7:17 am

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
Phil Derner Jr.
 
CcrlR
Posts: 2183
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2001 9:24 am

RE: WOW, Gary!

Wed Jul 30, 2003 7:33 am

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?
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
 
EGGD
Posts: 11880
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2001 12:01 am

RE: WOW, Gary!

Wed Jul 30, 2003 7:38 am

I already got mine over a year ago  Big grin
 
res
Posts: 383
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2000 8:53 am

RE: WOW, Gary!

Wed Jul 30, 2003 11:54 am

Jeez, whats wrong with biz jets, Phil?

Tim
FLY NAVY
 
bigphilnyc
Posts: 3874
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2002 10:43 pm

RE: WOW, Gary!

Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:09 pm

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.
 
res
Posts: 383
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2000 8:53 am

RE: WOW, Gary!

Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:25 pm

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]
FLY NAVY
 
Granite
Posts: 5026
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 5:55 pm

RE: WOW, Gary!

Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:59 pm

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:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gary Watt


I take it you like the Photobox quality?

Cheers

Gary Watt



[Edited 2003-07-30 09:01:48]

[Edited 2003-07-30 09:02:21]
 
Guest

RE: WOW, Gary!

Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:14 pm

God - amazing shot Gary - you really know your work  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
bigphilnyc
Posts: 3874
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2002 10:43 pm

RE: WOW, Gary!

Wed Jul 30, 2003 8:22 pm

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!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gary Watt
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gary Watt




View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gary Watt
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gary Watt



Although I probably would have chosen:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gary Watt



Thanks again

-Phil
Phil Derner Jr.
 
Granite
Posts: 5026
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 5:55 pm

RE: WOW, Gary!

Wed Jul 30, 2003 9:44 pm

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
 
Thom@s
Posts: 11674
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2000 2:03 am

RE: WOW, Gary!

Wed Jul 30, 2003 11:10 pm

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


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gary Watt



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
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
 
Granite
Posts: 5026
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 5:55 pm

RE: WOW, Gary!

Thu Jul 31, 2003 12:14 am

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
 
scottysair
Posts: 6442
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2000 4:07 pm

RE: WOW, Gary!

Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:40 am

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.
 
jderden777
Posts: 1677
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2000 9:56 am

RE: WOW, Gary!

Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:24 am

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
 
Granite
Posts: 5026
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 5:55 pm

RE: WOW, Gary!

Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:08 pm

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
 
alphazulu
Crew
Posts: 258
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2002 1:41 pm

RE: WOW, Gary!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:32 am

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


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gary Watt

 
Granite
Posts: 5026
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 5:55 pm

RE: WOW, Gary!

Sun Aug 03, 2003 4:21 am

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
 
silverfox
Posts: 1029
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2001 8:39 am

RE: WOW, Gary!

Sun Aug 03, 2003 8:23 am

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
 
Granite
Posts: 5026
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 5:55 pm

RE: WOW, Gary!

Sun Aug 03, 2003 10:55 pm

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

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: henkita217 and 4 guests