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ICT_AN225_UR-82060_JFK_0202_JP_small.jpgSpecial flight to NY to pick up a full stock of Christmas toys for kids in Africa
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ANTONOV-AIRLINES_AN225_CLT_0610Bjpavnet.jpgI missed the landing but did get it taxiing by with part of Charlotte's skyline in the background. The Antonov 225 is the largest airplane in the world and is typically sent on missions that other airplanes cannot handle, such as moving oversized and extremely heavy industrial equipment from one part of the world to another
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ANTONOV-AIRLINES_AN225_CLT_0610jpavnet.jpgI'm pretty sure that this is the toughest shot i've taken in my close to 25 years of photographing airplanes. The light stand in front of the airplane was so bright that it was extremely difficult to balance the tone between front and back of airplane (back being much darker than what you see in the final image).
 
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