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PhillyPhotographer

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« on: May 29, 2009, 09:41:23 PM »

The building is the 947 foot Comcast tower in Philadelphia

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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 10:16:19 PM »

Interesting image Micheal although possibly somewhat insensitive....a la the recent airforce one incident. By the way...has the wombat that allowed that to go ahead still got a job?
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009, 10:47:40 PM »

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Interesting image Micheal although possibly somewhat insensitive....a la the recent airforce one incident. By the way...has the wombat that allowed that to go ahead still got a job?

This is typical on a foggy day in Philadelphia. Also there is a reason why i shot the plane heading away from the building rather than heading towards it.

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009, 11:30:21 PM »

Nice shot!
I love how you can walk right off the train and come up through the basement, only to turn around and see the huge screen with a ball game on.  A very nice facility!
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009, 09:15:54 AM »

First class shot, Michael. Long lens, steady, and wait for the shot to fill the frame.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2009, 12:00:49 PM by RSL »
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 09:06:23 AM »

Thanks

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009, 09:58:07 AM »

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By the way...has the wombat that allowed that to go ahead still got a job?
He resigned a couple of weeks ago. It was in all the press.
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2009, 02:04:47 PM »

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The building is the 947 foot Comcast tower in Philadelphia

First off, the technical and compositional qualities are outstanding.  Great tones and excellent use of white space.  

This one hits very close to home, and the similarities to 9/11 can't be ignored in my mind.  Even the inset square in the building suggests at the subconscious level that the plane went through the building.  I understand why you shot it after it passed the building, but it still is disturbing to me.  But perhaps that adds to the power of the image.  It's a disturbing but excellent image.

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2010, 09:22:32 PM »

Well i got my best critique so far for this photograph. It was one of two nominated in the Architectural category for the Black and White Spider Awards on Sunday.

http://www.thespiderawards.com/presentatio...?x=a&cid=42

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2010, 10:29:46 PM »

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Well i got my best critique so far for this photograph. It was one of two nominated in the Architectural category for the Black and White Spider Awards on Sunday.
Well deserved... congrats!

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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 02:05:23 AM »

Congrats indeed!

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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 10:59:50 PM »

Seems to stack up well against the others on that page.
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2010, 12:01:56 AM »

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing the link.  The overall caliber of work is very high, and it is refreshing to look at that many excellent images. I wasn't familiar with the Spider Awards before this, but will certainly look for them in future years.
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2010, 11:08:04 AM »

Congrats, Michael. Well deserved.

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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2010, 11:22:57 AM »

I agree with the previous poster. Buildings and airplanes bring back 9/11 to me in a rather irrational way.


I just sort of cringe when I see them.


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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2010, 04:35:39 AM »

Some of the best images ever seen were disturbing? As long as they aren't obscene then they shouldn't be banned? It is up to the individual how he/her reacts to them but if they don't like what they see then others should still be allowed to see them? The famous Vietnam image with the naked child running down the street, should it have been banned? There are plenty of video scenes of 9/11 still being shown. Sorry the initial condemnation smacks of censorship.

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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2010, 10:50:37 AM »

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Some of the best images ever seen were disturbing? As long as they aren't obscene then they shouldn't be banned? It is up to the individual how he/her reacts to them but if they don't like what they see then others should still be allowed to see them? The famous Vietnam image with the naked child running down the street, should it have been banned? There are plenty of video scenes of 9/11 still being shown. Sorry the initial condemnation smacks of censorship.
Which post was it that said it should be banned?  I'm having trouble parsing your message.
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2010, 02:19:38 PM »

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It's a disturbing but excellent image.

My sentiments also.†


Yes, it is disturbing, for all the reasons that have been mentioned. But on a second look, it transforms into a positive, "what if" kind of image, in which the plane passes through the building without doing any damage whatever. The more I look at it the more it seems to be suggesting that the future can be better than the past, if we choose to accentuate the positive.

Well, those are my incoherent ramblings. But I do very much like images that have the kind of ambiguity that makes me work at interpreting them, and this one certainly does.

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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2010, 04:42:36 AM »

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Which post was it that said it should be banned?  I'm having trouble parsing your message.

I will try and help you with your "parsing" Post 2 alluded to the wombat still having a job? Should he have his employment taken from him? This smacks of a banning of him and his works? On the other hand my remarks were a generalisation of images being posted and someone objecting to them because of the content. The tone of earlier posts was - imo - this type of image shouldn't have been posted here? That was what I took from the thread. Taking things too literal and picking out one word does you no favours? Try and see what the overall meaning of the post was.

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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2010, 09:02:38 AM »

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I will try and help you with your "parsing" Post 2 alluded to the wombat still having a job? Should he have his employment taken from him? This smacks of a banning of him and his works? On the other hand my remarks were a generalisation of images being posted and someone objecting to them because of the content. The tone of earlier posts was - imo - this type of image shouldn't have been posted here? That was what I took from the thread. Taking things too literal and picking out one word does you no favours? Try and see what the overall meaning of the post was.
Stamper,†

I think you may need some help parsing that post. It obviously referred not to any photographer but to the individual on the White House staff who authorized the use of Air Force One (the U.S. President's plane) in a close fly-by of Manhattan, with jet fighters accompanying it for the purpose of getting some nice publicity footage of Air Force One against the Manhattan skyline. The incident understandably caused wide-spread panic, and local police had not been notified of the mission before it happened.


The "wombat" who authorized that bizarre mission lost his job. I think such "works" as causing panic in a major city without notifying the authorities or residents beforehand are ones that deserve to be banned. It's a far cry from photographing a commercial flight on a regular route that happens to be passing by a tall building (and not very close to it).

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