Shuttle Enterprise Flight To New York (201204270017HQ)

Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is seen off in the distance behind the Statue of Liberty, Friday, April 27, 2012, in New York. Enterprise was the first shuttle orbiter built for NASA performing test flights in the atmosphere and was incapable of spaceflight. Originally housed at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Enterprise will be demated from the SCA and placed on a barge that will eventually be moved by tugboat up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in June. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

  • Harry Pherson 3y

    Bill Ingalls does it again.....way to go Bill
  • byronv2 3y

    beautiful shot, an amazing moment caught in line with some global-scale landmarks, just brilliant.
  • Tom Harrington 3y

    The Empire State Building is suspiciously huge in that picture, given how far it is from the Statue of Liberty. Also, given the map location of the photo, the statue and the building are in completely different directions.
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  • John M 3y

    Tom Harrington Hmm, so not Jersey City, but more like the docks of Bayonne? Say, Port Jersey Blvd? Try 40.6687 N, 74.0684 W. Compare:

    Shuttle Enterprise Flight To New York (201204270016HQ)
  • monnina2012 3y

    Que lindas fotos y bellos recuerdos,que pena que nunca mas podre volver.
  • AnnMelanie 3y

    Wow this is an awesome pic.
  • loril718 3y

    WOW great photoshopping. With the shuttle coming from that direction the Empire state building would be on the other side.
  • kggoodman 3y

    Doctored photo. The Empire State building would not appear that large or at that angle from the Statue of Liberty. I expect better from NASA.
  • Deidre Drewes 3y

    I'm surprised more people didn't catch how horribly photoshopped this is. Empire State Building is min Midtown. Would have been way more believable if they put the WTC in the backdrop as opposed to this. Manhattan geography basics.
  • Isaiah 3y

    Uh guys, that's totally a legit vantage point. The Statue is out in the middle of the river -- you can totally take a shot that puts the background at midtown Manhattan. Coupled with a very long lens, the background will loom large and you get this shot.
  • John M 3y

    LOL at the Photoshopping comments. Oh, the Internet and its conspiracy theories! Please learn the basics of zoom-lens photography - demonstrated below - before making ill-founded accusations. Click the photo for a detailed explanation.

  • Beth 3y

    John M Thank you.
  • The Cluttered Desk 3y

    Well done. Thank-you.
  • benbowhh 3y

    great photo
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  • Paul Levey 3y

    "demated"? huh?
  • Mack Frost 3y

    Bill Ingalls' photo was featured today on Astronomy Picture of the Day, so this was the first I'd seen of it. I came to Flickr to see some other images from that day and was amazed at all the comment that this image was Photoshopped! And, all of this from people who supposedly live there, too!
    jsmjr has got it right. The photo was shot from the eastern end of Port Jersey Blvd. using a super-telephoto lens, and the compositional skills of a superb photographer. All Ingalls had to do was was realize the 747 was going to loop through the scene and set up the shot; no Photoshopping necessary, it's a straight shot. (he probably held the shutter down and took 8 or 10 images, just to get the one, best shot.)
    You can drive right to the spot it was taken from. I'm from Wyoming and have only been to NYC once, but even I know about this vantage point. It's almost a city park! C'mon, people, get out and explore your surroundings occasionally!!!
  • BeboFlickr 3y

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