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Create-your-own NYC Air Force One flyover photo ... we did (NY Daily News)
NYDailyNews.com ^ | 4/29/2009 | Owen Moritz

Posted on 04/29/2009 11:10:45 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies

Memo to the White House: Not only was flying a Presidential jet for a photo-op Monday over downtown Manhattan in bad taste – it was unnecessary.

Anyone in the White House ever hear of Photoshop?

You'd think the administration would've been tech-savvy enough to realize the merits of the computer software program – what with its constant Internet spin doctoring and the President's notorious BlackBerry infatuation.

The cost of flying one of Obama's official planes – a pimped-out Boeing 747 – along with a F-16 jet over the city cost upwards of $300,000 in taxpayer dollars.

In comparison, the latest deluxe version of Adobe Photoshop "CS4 Extended" costs $999.

So the White House wanted shots of the presidential plane with the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Ground Zero? With some stock images, few minutes and a couple of clicks of a mouse, a White House staffer could've placed the jet in front of just about any New York landmark.

We should know. We did just that. [Ahem, see photos to the right.]

But we can't be the only ones with a flair for Photoshopping. Think you can do better? Be our guest.

Here's how:

1: Copy the Air Force one photo provided at the top of this story.

2: Graft it onto your favorite family snapshot or New York City photo.

3: Upload it directly to our Web site by clicking below in the "Your NewYork" section. Choose the category: Photoshop planes.

And finally, check back tomorrow to see the results.


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: attentionwhore; bho44; bhoairforceone; fauxtography; obamessiah; photoshop; pravdamedia
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1 posted on 04/29/2009 11:10:45 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Save for later. This will be fun.


2 posted on 04/29/2009 11:12:04 AM PDT by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: Revolting cat!; Lucky9teen; Slings and Arrows

3 posted on 04/29/2009 11:12:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: All

ping


4 posted on 04/29/2009 11:13:27 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: angcat; cripplecreek; All

And don’t forget to email a copy to the White House, your Congressional representatives, and the DOD...


5 posted on 04/29/2009 11:13:34 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
A lot of people have asked -- "Okay, this was a photo op ... so where are the pictures???"

I'm hoping that the WH finally releases pictures of this very famous photo op -- and then Buckhead shows up and demonstrates that what the WH has released is just something they photoshopped. Which would raise very interesting questions about the real purpose of the fly-over.

6 posted on 04/29/2009 11:14:34 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

bfltr


7 posted on 04/29/2009 11:15:38 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Memo to the White House: Not only was flying a Presidential jet for a photo-op Monday over downtown Manhattan in bad taste – it was unnecessary.

Especially considering that, you know, there was NO PHOTOGRAPHER ANYWHERE!

8 posted on 04/29/2009 11:15:58 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (President George W. Bush, RINO-in-Chief.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Can someone please do a quickie with Heineken guy.


9 posted on 04/29/2009 11:16:21 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Can you imagine the vitriol out of the mouths of the left had Bush done this?


10 posted on 04/29/2009 11:17:05 AM PDT by rbosque (10 year Freeper!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Found this. Too good to not post.

Photobucket

11 posted on 04/29/2009 11:17:37 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: rbosque
Can you imagine the vitriol out of the mouths of the left had Bush done this?

What do you mean, they probably think Bush did order it.

12 posted on 04/29/2009 11:18:30 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Where are the actual photos that the alleged photographer took during this event?

I say we’re being lied to. Something was goin on.


13 posted on 04/29/2009 11:18:35 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: wilco200

Can someone please do a quickie with Heineken guy.
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LOL! That would be epic. ‘Looter Dude’ has a couple of websites dedicated to him. ;-)

http://www.beerlooterdude.net/


14 posted on 04/29/2009 11:18:37 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Netizen

Excellent


15 posted on 04/29/2009 11:20:10 AM PDT by jwalburg (I live in the 57th state.)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Not enough people mention that, IMO. The pilot of the pursuit plane wasn't snapping pictures. There was no trailing helicopter snapping pictures. So, who was supposed to be taking pictures for this "photo op"? Someone on the ground? It seems to me that those would be pretty stupid pictures.

This is a bit like the birth certificate -- show us the pictures. Good, bad or indifferent, it would be nice to see the objects that you claim to have. As days go by and none of this comes out, you have to wonder: what's he hiding? Do they exist? Is this all a massive fraud?

16 posted on 04/29/2009 11:21:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

one of pres obama laughing?


17 posted on 04/29/2009 11:25:00 AM PDT by myaccount2009
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’d bet the house it was for the George Lucas movie about the “Red Tail” Tuskeegee Airmen.

They can’t say what it was for, because it would kill the movie and Hollywood’s multi-million dollar investment therein.


18 posted on 04/29/2009 11:25:47 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman (Sarah Palin: America's Governor)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

19 posted on 04/29/2009 11:26:05 AM PDT by T Minus Four (Matthew 15:8 - 9)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

20 posted on 04/29/2009 11:27:56 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Airforce one Pimp Ride
21 posted on 04/29/2009 11:28:42 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: wilco200

That would be awesome! Have him piloting the plane or something....LOL


22 posted on 04/29/2009 11:29:24 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Loyolas Mattman
Taxpayers spent $300,000 so that the White House could give a photo op to one of the richest people in Hollywood? A master of CGI? You think so?

That would pretty much maximize the offensiveness of all of this.

23 posted on 04/29/2009 11:30:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: Netizen

LOL!!! That is too good!


24 posted on 04/29/2009 11:31:47 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Loyolas Mattman
Movie photo shoot ping!

sw

25 posted on 04/29/2009 11:33:31 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: ClearCase_guy

IMDB lists the status of the movie as “Filming.”

That’s my hunch. A payback to Hollywood.


26 posted on 04/29/2009 11:35:13 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman (Sarah Palin: America's Governor)
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To: Netizen

Where is that gif of all the Obama drones dropping into a hole in the ground? We should do one with that gif and AF1! I forgot to bookmark the gif last time I saw it on FR.


27 posted on 04/29/2009 11:39:03 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
White House ( Air force One ) Joy Ride Jamboree.....

White House Jamboree Joy Ride
Earth to the Mr. Irresponsible Obama White house ??? ... The tax payers should not pay for this irresponsible joy ride !!

28 posted on 04/29/2009 11:39:58 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Reagan69

The only thing I could think of was a photo of Obama
with the statue of liberty in view in the plane’s window.
That of course would mean he had to be aboard. Of course
they could have photoshopped him in later but then they
could have shopped the whole thing.

Did they shoot from the chase planes?
did they have photogs on the ground?
this whole thing stinks, and we need to investigate
this FULLY.


29 posted on 04/29/2009 11:44:29 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I cant post a pic from work since I cant get to my photobucket account but I’ll post what I just made when I get home. Thanks for the idea.


30 posted on 04/29/2009 12:01:15 PM PDT by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Avery useful and FAR less expensive tool Zer0.

31 posted on 04/29/2009 12:10:17 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
I got SO lucky back in March...

There I was, relaxing on the rear balcony of my apartment in the Minhang district of Shanghai, China getting some nice photos of the beautiful, sunny morning and WHAT SHOULD I SPOT but Air Force One coming in for a landing to Hongqiao Airport (about 10 km North of my place)! So I snapped a photo...

Then just two days later as I was down on East Nanjing Road doing a little shopping (needed a new beard trimmer) and looked up and caught Air Force One once again! Probably took off from Pudong Airport, and stayed low over the Bund and the wonderful English architecture there, to get some nice photo-ops.

Man, I should have bought a few lottery tickets that month...

32 posted on 04/29/2009 12:17:07 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

Before I even saw the caption, I thought, “That looks like somewhere in China.”


33 posted on 04/29/2009 12:22:13 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

34 posted on 04/29/2009 12:29:09 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; wilco200

35 posted on 04/29/2009 12:36:38 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Redneck Radicalized Right-Wing Extremist NOW RECRUITING - see Constitution for details!)
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To: a fool in paradise

"Air Force 1... Bitch..."

36 posted on 04/29/2009 12:40:47 PM PDT by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: aruanan

Good eye... Looks like no place else on Earth!


37 posted on 04/29/2009 12:43:54 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Here's my submission:


38 posted on 04/29/2009 1:11:29 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Wow! That’s great!


39 posted on 04/29/2009 2:22:00 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
I uploaded this, but I bet it is NOT approved:

Obama Fiddles
40 posted on 04/29/2009 3:51:08 PM PDT by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Photobucket
41 posted on 04/29/2009 5:00:52 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Rebel_Ace

That’s a little big, but really good! lol


42 posted on 04/29/2009 5:02:33 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Netizen

Love it!


43 posted on 04/29/2009 5:09:03 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Photobucket
44 posted on 04/29/2009 5:28:19 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Rebel_Ace; Netizen
Great large or small...


45 posted on 04/29/2009 5:42:47 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Rebel_Ace; Netizen
BTW, I didn't mess with your image, Rebel_Ace...just cut it in half with image size code.

Many kudos on your work! Powerful!

46 posted on 04/29/2009 5:44:53 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Rebel_Ace


LOL, I was inspired... found an old/foreign teaser poster for Independence Day, and did this.
47 posted on 04/29/2009 5:52:04 PM PDT by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I love these threads....


48 posted on 04/29/2009 5:53:40 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Impeach now!)
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To: ErnBatavia

Yeah...me too!


49 posted on 04/29/2009 6:03:11 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Hyzenthlay

Love your name...I still identify with Fiver (even though I am a hard-@ss!).


50 posted on 04/29/2009 6:05:38 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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