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SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?

Tue Jun 15, 2004 4:16 am

Hello All,

I will be heading down to SXM this friday. I was there last year and got some good shots but I was wondering where this picture was taken from. I know Dan said it was the Maho Beach Hotel and Resort but I was wondering exactly what room or around abouts where it was taken from.


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RE: SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?

Tue Jun 15, 2004 6:01 am

I believe it was room 205 (or very near to that).

Hope this helps

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RE: SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?

Tue Jun 15, 2004 6:11 am

Ok, forget everything I just said!  Big thumbs up

I found out that it's Maho Beach Ocean Terrace Room #411.

Here's the pics I found it from Smile

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RE: SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?

Tue Jun 15, 2004 8:54 am

Hmmm, wonder if you can rent a cessna and fly over the beach.....  Big grin Big grin

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RE: SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?

Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:09 am

Yeah, I am really like with the beach in SXM. Anyone who did flew to SXM before?

As for Justin Cederholm, Ben Wang, Joe Pries, Brian Stevenson already went to SXM before. I think this is very good time in the islands.
 
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RE: SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?

Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:16 am

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Thanks but to me it looks like Dan's pic is taken from a point higher than Sam's pics...but maybe its just me?

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RE: SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?

Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:39 am

Matt,

When I stayed at the Maho Beach Resort in April, I was on the fourth floor, as far east (closer to the threshold) as I could yet I didn't get a view of touchdown. I'd say go for the highest floor you can , don't really worry about the position within the floor.

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RE: SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?

Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:41 pm

I believe Dan's photo were taken from Level 9 of Island Tower....not from where I was at Room 411 Ocean Terrace. Just go up the tower and you will find the spot.

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RE: SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?

Wed Jun 16, 2004 3:17 am

Hey, to answer your question the photo was taken from the roof of the tower. Although i must warn you it may not be a good idea to go up here as we had a little "encounter" with the local cops. They were not to happy with what we were doing. Its a pretty dangerous spot, but the results are stunning  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?

Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:36 am

Dan,

Did you get permission to be up there or did you just wonder up?

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RE: SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?

Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:22 pm

Justin:

just pay my way down there and we'll go flying over the beach...haha... Wink/being sarcastic
actually, i dunno if i could do that with only FAA ratings, but it'd be worth a shot...

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RE: SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?

Wed Jun 16, 2004 1:29 pm

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You hook THAT up and I'll hook you up with a pass!

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RE: SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?

Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:39 pm

Matt, we got permision first, but in retrospect i wouldn't risk doing it again. the police were pretty straight foreward in letting us know that if they saw anyone up there again they wouldnt be lying on the beach in SXM..... Didn't really think it was worth the hastle after that considering there are so many other great spots to shot from  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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