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    Hi there.

    My name is Alex, i'm 22 and i'm from Munich, Germany...

    I do have a question... i guess for every New Yorker with internet.

    Is there anyone who could do me a very big favour? I need someone, that lifes in NY and is willig to do a photo for me...

    Alright... let me tell you why i'm asking, and for what i'm asking: =)

    6 month ago,... i met this beautiful, nice girl, Maria. For the first time in my life i fell love as it is ment to be. My girl (and im so happy to be able to call her like that) wants to see NY someday and i will make that possible... BUT unfortunatelly it will take some time until i can afford this trip. Until then i wanted to give her a little present...

    Alright, so now christmas is coming around and i want to give her a special present. I wanna give her a picture of me and her,... being at a hotspot of NY (Times Square, for example).

    Well i can't wait until we made the trip to make her a present like that so i thought maybe i can get someone to do a photo, of a photo.
    I attached a picture of me and Maria... and i thought that maybe someone is so nice and prints that out,... visites a hotspot, holds the photo of me and maria in front of it and does a picture of that. Do you know what i mean? I would be happy with a picure of our photo in front of the skyline, too... (so maybe someone can do that from his window or something?)
    You see, i don't really know what hotspot it should be... and actually that isn't that important either. The special thing will be that our photo has been in NY already...

    I could print that out and frame it.

    So it is like... "See, we are already there..."

    I hope i reached some New Yorkers with my request and that some of you could do me that favour. It would be so great!!!

    I don't know anyone in NY so i'm pretty desperate about getting this picture...

    PLEASE reply!

    Thanks for anyone who supports me on this thing. I hope i can return the favour somehow.

    The Picture:
    http://www.afrdesign.de/files/picture.jpg

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    I think as many of us as possible should do this all around town ...

    Alex & Maria could end up with quite a scrap-book of their "trip" to NYC

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    In the meantime, here are a few (very) quick photoshop pics. Hope you both enjoy NYC.





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    ^that's great!!

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    here's another:


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    You guys are sure getting around ...


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    WOW! I'm glad some of you actually replied on my post... Thank You!

    Thanks for the nice PS work. Unfortunatelly that is not yet what i was searching for. =/

    The thing is... Maria, eventhough she believes me, is not yet convinced that this trip is really gonna happen. So with the present i do wanna show her that i'm serious about it. If i actually "make up" a picture that looks like the one that i'm searching for it wouldn't be the same, cause it is kinda fake right?
    And so i would provide the feeling that the trip maybe kinda fake too. And that certainly not what i want.

    But you worte that these pictures are just for the meantime, right?... So i hope that you guys can do a "real" picture of our photo.

    And i cannot say it often enough, thank you!

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    If I have someone hold your picture up with the Empire State Building in the background -- is that the kind of you're thinking of?

    Or are you hoping for a picture of the two of you sitting at the best table at Four Seasons

    Meanwhile, enjoy your carriage ride ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    If I have someone hold your picture up with the Empire State Building in the background -- is that the kind of you're thinking of?

    Or are you hoping for a picture of the two of you sitting at the best table at Four Seasons
    I just "made" a picture of how i imagine it could be. Please have a look. See what i mean?



    I hope that you stil would do a picture like that for me... please.

    I really appreciate it.

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    aha, you mean something like this ...



    or this ...



    It was interesting: When I asked people if they would hold up the picture while I took a photo ("Would you do me a favor? These are two European friends who really want a picture of them in NY -- could you hold this up ...") invariably it was the WASPY 30-year old guys who said, "No" -- everyone else was cool with it. Go figure

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    bravo Lofter

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    (how could I resist? they're adorable )

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    YEAH!!! That is so perfect!!! Thank you lofter!

    Are these the maximum resolution? Would be great to print the highest resolution possible.

    I can't believe this really worked... WOW!

    Thank you very much so far!!!

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    Yep -- that's the max resolution from my cell phone cam ...

    Plus I printed out your pic on normal paper, so the image probably isn't as sharp as it could be.

    But not so bad, eh?

    No doubt somebody else here with a REAL camera could come up with something better

    A couple more:




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