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Aerial Photography
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Aerial Photography
Aerial Photography

I was recently in New York and I thought this was the best way to capture the skyline...

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Joan P. McCool
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    Fantastic work James!! ~Joni~

10/29/2007 3:26:18 PM

 
Imar De Waard
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great digital work, a winner!!
greetz
Imar

10/29/2007 3:47:38 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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I know we'll be seeing this again, James! Stunning work!

10/29/2007 4:01:40 PM

 
Paul Parent
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Outstanding work

10/29/2007 4:19:05 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Awesome, James!

10/29/2007 4:21:25 PM

 
Deon 
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Incredible work James. Excellent.

10/29/2007 4:40:17 PM

 
Wanda-Lynn Searles
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Wow! What an awesome photo! Fantastic Photoshop work James!

10/29/2007 4:44:11 PM

 
James Quantz Jr.
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Thanks Joan, Imar, Jessica, Paul, Mike, Deon, Wanda-Lynn!!

10/29/2007 4:45:59 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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It's amazing. The image is so creative and masterful in every way. Glad I saw this!
Michelle

10/29/2007 5:47:08 PM

 
Chuck Bruton
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Good job
The hang glider adds to the image

11/2/2007 1:35:36 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Marker
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Awesome image!! I love this! Wonderful imagination!!! I need PS lessons from you!! Liz :)

11/6/2007 6:38:59 PM

 
Amanda Chapman
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It's always refreshing to find good creative photography on BetterPhoto!!

Excellent work here!

11/7/2007 9:11:17 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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BEYOND amazing!!!
WOW WOW WOW--- One of the coolest images I have seen
This is a winner all the way!!!
:)

11/7/2007 2:12:37 PM

 
Susan Fox
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I bow to your greatness :-) I am in awe of your whole gallery.

11/15/2007 6:15:27 PM

 
James Quantz Jr.
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Thanks Michelle, Chuck, Liz, Amanda, Jennifer!

And Susan, you're way too nice! JQ

11/16/2007 9:31:19 AM

 
"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar
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wow! I love the fact that you were able to bring out the details of this entire image, how did you do this? any tips on the effects you used?

11/18/2007 4:49:41 AM

 
Lynn Haack
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Creative...masterfully done. Very enjoyable image. Lynn

11/23/2007 4:21:35 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist, James.

11/26/2007 3:55:15 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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A wonderful, fanciful image, with superb lighting and detail! Magnificent work, James! Congratulations!!

11/26/2007 4:41:57 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Marker
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Congratulations James on finialist!!! Well deserved!!!!

11/26/2007 5:29:26 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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A BIG CONGRATS on this amazing finalist! Best of luck for the next round. Lynn

11/26/2007 5:36:01 PM

 
Amanda Chapman
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Glad to see this one made it!!!!!!!!

11/26/2007 7:50:58 PM

 
randy dannheim
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James, this is incredible work - congrats.

11/26/2007 8:19:26 PM

 
James Quantz Jr.
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Thanks everyone! I'm just glad to have survived the balloon ride!


11/26/2007 8:45:12 PM

 
Erin Tyler
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Congratulations on your finalist!

11/27/2007 6:17:37 AM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Bravo, Bravo James! Congrats too. This image if fantastic. Keep up the awesome and inspiring work. Best Regards, Steven

11/27/2007 6:19:34 AM

 
Patricia Fritsche
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This is a Wow from the clarity to the detail in the city..took me away :) Patricia

11/27/2007 9:14:23 AM

 
Marcel Eni
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Good idea - a very dramatic look. Congrats being a finalist !

11/27/2007 11:42:24 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations James!!

11/27/2007 11:43:09 AM

 
"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar
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BIG CONGRATS, James!!

11/27/2007 2:37:00 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Your darkroom creations are always a treat for the eyes! Congratulations!

11/27/2007 2:50:40 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations on your first place win!

11/27/2007 7:07:56 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Amazing creativity!! Congratulations on your awesome FIRST place win!! Outstanding James!!

11/27/2007 7:21:01 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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...Even more of a treat, seeing gold beneath it, a few hours later! ;) Congrats once again!

11/27/2007 7:30:39 PM

 
Emily E. Bem
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Your work KICKS A$$!!!!!!!! I mean...what a fantastic image...SUPERB execution!!!!

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/27/2007 8:34:06 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Well deserved win - congrats james

11/27/2007 8:35:21 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Fantastic work!! Well deserved win, congratulations James

11/27/2007 8:39:40 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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You are truly a pro. Excellent Work. Congrats

11/27/2007 8:40:12 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Marker
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I am sorry James, I didn't mean to say finialist! This is a winner!!!!! And is so very well deserved!!!!!!!!!!

11/27/2007 8:55:16 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Awesome image!! Big congratulations on your beautiful win, James!

11/27/2007 10:25:31 PM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Incredible image, James! Congrats on your 1st place win!

11/28/2007 4:43:46 AM

 
Shannon D. Miller
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Congrats on your 1st place win James this is truly an amazing photo and so deserving! Shannon~

11/28/2007 4:59:21 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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WTG James..big congratulations on your first place!!!

11/28/2007 5:24:55 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this creative and well-executed winner, Jay!

11/28/2007 5:36:09 AM

 
James Quantz Jr.
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Thanks everyone for your kind words. I guess the ticket to the top of Rockefeller center and trip to Walmart for rope, tape, balloons, and a chair was worth it! JQ

11/28/2007 7:23:08 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Very creative and well executed! Congratulations!

11/29/2007 10:22:44 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on this winner James

12/1/2007 3:11:41 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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AWESOME in every respect James...CONGRATULATIONS on your first place win !!

12/2/2007 3:31:28 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is a beautiful photo James. Wonderful work. Congratulations on a job well done. I hope you have a great day. Bill

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12/4/2007 1:55:20 AM

 
Ariel Lepor
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Very high quality and excellent work on this amazing shot, James!

12/6/2007 5:48:15 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Great job, congratulations on your win!

12/9/2007 7:06:25 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrats on your awesome win!!

12/9/2007 9:11:31 PM

 
Amy Sansbury
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Congratulations on your win!! Your work is wonderful. I live in Florence and am friends with Mary Courtney. I have seen some of your portrait work as well. Amy

12/18/2007 12:00:09 PM

 
James Quantz Jr.
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Thanks again, everyone I'm glad you enjoy the image. Hey Amy, thank you for your kind words.

12/20/2007 7:46:12 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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congratulations on your first place win. Your work is so imaginative and intriguing. This is outstanding, James!

12/23/2007 7:49:46 PM

 
Geraldine E. Lefoe
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Don't know how I missed this one but it is truly fantastic - great imagination - and wouldn't we all like one of these setups for that extra height during a shoot!

1/16/2008 2:16:20 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Awesome capture, James ... Congrats on this fab 1st place winner ...

.................. Steve

1/22/2008 4:58:44 PM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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James, you have the most fantastic gallery....its easy to see why so many are picked and prize winners. This one is so imaginative and creative!!

2/7/2008 5:18:38 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful!

2/21/2008 2:44:54 PM

 
Kevin M. Carnevale
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Awesome. Great work. I love NY City

3/4/2008 3:31:10 PM

 
Kevin M. Carnevale
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This looks like could be a Pink Floyd Album cover. Nice work.

3/8/2008 7:03:09 PM

 
Martie Last
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Are you for real! This is one of the most amazing photos I have ever seen!

5/24/2008 4:21:53 PM

 
Chris Ebben
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I'm not sure what is the most impressive, your photography, your editing or your imagination!!! Well done=^..^=

6/21/2008 7:55:50 PM

 
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