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9-11 - Moment Before Impact by J-Button 9-11 - Moment Before Impact by J-Button
A worm's-eye-view of a group of New Yorkers looking up towards the World Trade Center (South Tower) and flight 175 moments before impact.

Acrylic painting and Photoshop.

Credits:
A powerful painting from the Astro City series by Alex Ross provided inspiration and reference for this piece.

(March 2006)
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:iconrondrigo-alex:
rondrigo-alex Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
"the worst is yet to come" is a suitable title in history long-term 
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:iconminigaf:
MiniGaf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to inform you that I liked your picture and have linked to you
from this..
Worldtrade by MiniGaf
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:iconcalvincoolidge1924:
CalvinCoolidge1924 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Never forget
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:iconzeitgeist-1984:
Zeitgeist-1984 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student
Wonderful work, although technically, an important part of the underside of that plane has been left out. Look into the extra equipment located just forward of the gear well doors off centered on the fuselage. 
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DCJBeers Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
So very well done! It brings tears to my eyes. God Bless!
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:iconsoulessone12:
soulessone12 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
and thus..... the world was changed
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:iconleopold002:
Leopold002 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Remember watching CNN most of the day!
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:icon80jet:
80jet Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a visually stunning picture, and unbelievably powerful, nice work :)

although, next time you might want to use the right kind of plane. The jets which hit the towers were 767s, they only had two engines Sweating a little... 
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poserfan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional
The image has been featured in #Holidays 9-11: A Tribute Journal
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:iconprekyss:
prekyss Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
It reminds me of Max Payne 1 where this WTC is shown during loading screen of final chapter when I had to take Nicole Horne out.
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:iconmach68:
Mach68 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Nice art, but UAL 175 was a B767 not an A340.
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:icon80jet:
80jet Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for knowing that. Seriously, thank you. 
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:iconwaracki99:
Waracki99 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Fuck Bush and his oil
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:iconbritishblaster3000:
BritishBlaster3000 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NO!!! NO!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconbear2art:
BEAR2ART Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
GREAT WORK
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dawnsdarkness Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I watched the video of the 9\11 attacks, since i was 3 at the time it happened...And when the second plane hit the south tower it look so unreal...i love the picture, it captures the mood perfectly.
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silivrensf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow. I was looking for a piece to share today. I was looking for a more upbeat tribute, but this piece is too good to pass on. This isn't a perspective most people think of because most of us weren't anywhere near New York city that day. great job. And as for the plane being "wrong" that's a level of knowledge most lay people don't have. I wouldnt have known if I hadn't perused the comments. I think sometimes artists have forgetting that art isn't always accurate in these days of graphic media innundation. It looks incredible and tells a story. That's what counts.
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JoemanYT Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I'm started by the slightest bump. I can't imagine sitting a block away from where this happened.
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:icondexter96:
Dexter96 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Very good work. Definitely a terrifying moment for the people in the area.

I would like to point out that the planes that hit the towers were two-engined Boeing 767s, though.
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din511 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
cool
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maferlelu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
i like it i gve this to a friend that his mother die in the world trade center RIP
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:icondude411:
dude411 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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:iconmezoosta:
MeZoosta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
This scene is very powerful. It's amazing how much emotion it conveys. *tears up*
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:iconjennifer-rose-talbot:
Jennifer-Rose-Talbot Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Things like this are why I hate flying.
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Ghostcub Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is quite emotional. T.T Very nicely done
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:iconsariasteel:
SariaSteel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
I am at a loss for words
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:iconkiethklay:
kiethklay Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing piece of art :iconthumbsupplz:
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:iconkawaiineko36:
kawaiineko36 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This an amazing piece... I've never thought about what the people right there thought of it. Never forget 9/11.
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:iconbanchouleomon:
BanchouLeomon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Never again...!

Great pic.
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:iconokamiwarrior:
okamiwarrior Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This amazing!!! I love the point of view. I can almost imagine myself standing there, and staring up at the plane.
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DooMGuy117 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i agree with most of the other commenters. VERY haunting, not just for anyone who lost loved ones on that fateful day, but to any American worth their weight in patriotism.

NEVER forget September 11th, 2001.
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StellaGoesRwarr Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Oh my god were you there?
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ohgoditstheminge Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
i find this quite haunting. i lost my aunt in the south tower of the WTC when flight 175 stuck her building.
i didn't understand because i just turned five a week before. but i only remember my dad crying for about a week. he lost his older sister that day.
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J-Button Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
That's terrible. I'm very sorry to hear of your family's loss.
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Yamato-Kakashi Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Incredible picture
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:iconj-button:
J-Button Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Thanks very much :)
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xSixty-3ight Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
It's so brilliant that it becomes scary. Wonderful job.
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:iconlivadialilacs:
Livadialilacs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing but sad. :(

featured here: [link]
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:iconj-button:
J-Button Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Thank you very much for the feature. :thanks:
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Livadialilacs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. :aww:
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iceire Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Brilliant work m8 :)
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:iconartcary:
artcary Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wow great job
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:iconkittycowlexa:
KittyCowLexa Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...amazing perspective, there. Can I use this in a tribute I'm making?
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J-Button Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Thanks and I guess it's ok to use this for your tribute thingy. If you could perhaps mention my name or link to my DevART page, that would be most appreciated. You can also find a better updated version of this picture here --> [link]
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KittyCowLexa Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I will. When your picture comes up, I'll have your dA name at the bottom so people know which one is yours. ^_^

Thanks!
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JACKSPICERCHASE Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thats a wonderful drawing yet it makes me sad... ;_;

but very well done <:'3
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MiketATu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
mmmmm
amazing picture
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:iconkikikittykat:
kikikittykat Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Its beautiful art but it reminds me of the sadness.. ~kat
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:iconmierabonecrusher:
MieraBonecrusher Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
"It's a bird!"
"It's a Plane!"
"Yep that's a plane."
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Quintessence-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student
Oh, haha. Hilarious.
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Submitted on
November 6, 2006
Image Size
1.5 MB
Resolution
1394×2399
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Camera Data

Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK DX4530 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
8 mm
Date Taken
May 18, 2007, 6:06:10 PM
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