ExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2412 times:
The National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center opens a week from tomorrow. Any A.net photographers going to the opening ceremony? I went to their web site and checked out their press kit and web cams. Wow! Concorde, Stratoliner, Dash 80 and others look WONDERFUL in their new home.
Mcdonobr From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2367 times:
Went to the museum on Saturday, they held an "Appreciation Day" for donors and supporters.
The place is huge, lots of interesting planes (many more coming when the last 2 hangers are finished), many hanging from the ceilings at interesting angles. The only real problems that I noticed are a definite lack of good lighting for photography, it's pretty dim inside, and the exorbitant $12 parking fee (museum itself is free) - I have been told that $50 annual parking passes will soon be available. Could not check out the observation tower due to the very long lines, the elevator can only hold 20 persons at a time and there were hundreds in line to go up. Not so sure how it will be for photography, but, the views should be great as it is broadside to the approach for runway 1R.
Photopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2978 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2338 times:
Myself and two of my pilot friends are driving down from Toronto on December 21st to spend 2 days at the museum. One day at the new Dulles site and one day at the Mall site. It's kind of distressing to hear that the lighting is poor as the website also notes that tripods are not allowed in the building. As a practical measure I can understand that having hundreds of people setting up tripods would be a real mess, but if they are going to forbid tripods, you would think at least they could give people good lighting.
Well we're going down anyway and will try to post anything good that I get.
Sinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1689 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2212 times:
.....the website also notes that tripods are not allowed in the building....
It's very rare anywhere in the world that a Museum allows Tripods to be used. This is because of the risk of these photos being made available for sale, which can potentiality cause the Museum to loose revenue.