DSC04577 Meteor Impact Crater

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Volkan Yuksel on June 29, 2008

For this dream of mine coming true; my sincerest thanks to

to my father Abdullah Yuksel for showing me the craters of the Moon with various binoculars and telescopes in very many occasions since I was 3,

to Clestron for making my 8" SC telescope which allowed me to see the craters of the moon with great joy.

Chicago Public Library for making this video available to public which multiplied my desire to see this amazing place.

US Air ground crew member who correctly conveyed my desire to take the pictures of the Canyon Diablo Meteor Crater to flight crew. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of this gentlemen who conducted the boarding of flight #7.

Flight attendant Wendy Owens who helped me getting the prime location for this shot; "4A" seat by re-locating 5 other passengers for which I am also thankful to them for their understanding and cooperation.

And to US Air Captain Pilot, my hero, Chris Meyer for flying us to the Crater and tilting the plane so that I could get the best possible shots that you're seeing one of them here. FA Wendy Owens indicated to me that this is never done before :) He also took shots from the cockpit with my secondarry H9, but with all the excitement going on ;) I must have forgot to show him how to use the zoom function of the camera.

and of course to NSL and NN management for trusting my abilities for the preparation of the proposal which made this flight a possibility for me.

For my dear friends who can see the difference here is the X-3D Version

Cheers, Volkan

Christine P on June 30, 2008

Very impressive... you outdid yourself this time... as well as the pilot and flight attendant of U.S. Airways

Volkan Yuksel on July 2, 2008

Thank you much Christine, you know every flight is a mission to me. And this one by far one of the best accomplishment in my book. I am still so grateful that it happened :) Best wishes for your mission ;) Volkan

tiopepe8 on July 15, 2008

Very nice Voted, greetings My june Contest

Volkan Yuksel on July 24, 2008

Thank you very much tiopepe8 for your comment and vote. Best wishes from Chicago, Volkan

Diana Ullmann on July 29, 2008

This is really good! Congratulations!

Volkan Yuksel on August 1, 2008

Diana, thak you much for sharing your thoughts. I am glad you liked it. Best wishes from Chicago, Volkan

Frank Knaap on October 24, 2008

You KEEP me surprising dear VOLKAN unbelievable......But that last photo, with 2 peoples at the beach, was NOT the moon-light????? But a meteorite!!?? UH* Or are you :))?

Chears Frank.

Volkan Yuksel on October 25, 2008

Frank, that picture was taken exactly the way I explained and it was the reality. But of course we all are entitled to create and live in a bubble which is our own version of the reality, I call that bubble the "virtual reality" ;) What is so nice about virtual reality is you can create meanings, things or explain anything within in virtual reality because it's all yours :)

So, in one of my virtual reality, that picture is picture of a very big meteorite even with leading fragments sparkling (bright traces of the airplanes). There are times I perceive this one as the moment of an impact ;)

Even though I am not an artist, I know art is to ignite the intelligence and take the mind to new places. So that picture has served to its purpose at least for me. Best wishes, Volkan.

Volkan Yuksel on April 18, 2009

Cok tesekkur ederim Aycan Hanim. Nefes almaya devam ettigim surece, sahsimdan cok "Ataturk Cumhuriyeti'nin yarattigi bir Turk Insani" olarak basari ve baris icin elimden geleni yapmaya devam edecegim.

Dallas, TX'dan saygi ve sevgiler. Volkan

A.Yasin Akalın on April 9, 2010

Güzel fotoğraf.Tebrikler

Volkan Yuksel on April 10, 2010

Cok tesekkurler Yasin Akalin. Chicago'dan selam ve sevgiler. Volkan

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Volkan Yuksel
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