N178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1680 posts, RR: 65 Posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5790 times:
Share some of the best (public accessible) spot you know which is good for side on profile shots (slides) with us here!
I found Beijing Rwy 36L holding spot is the best in the world IMHO. But this spot soon will be closed What a shame, every plane departure used to hold in front of you, with mostly 35-80mm lens fit everything. Sun behind all day and you can kill 40-50 rolls (of whatever) easily! Traffic departs every 2 mins, sometimes traffic can hold up to 30mins!
Not that kinda DSLR user place to hang around though
Best Spot for slides when you are limited to the outside.
747 is about 85mm
AT CDG this spot is pretty good in the morning: This was shot with 50mm. Only problems there can be the fence which is in the ditch, the annoying Sofitel and the fact that there are always tons of people around.
FUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5713 times:
At the Airbus Industrie plant at Hamburg-Finkenwerder (XFW) you great opportunities. This one didn't move for about half an hour doing engine runs, so you would have been able to shot as many rolls as you want (at 70mm):
Mdwalkman From China, joined Oct 2001, 208 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5584 times:
Air China is planning to build a parking apron for cargo planes near that spot. (If my memory is correct). At the momement you could take photos near that spot, but you will be very likely to be moved by security...
Of course the best way is to take a taxi to take you around the airport. Very cheap - from the passenger terminal to 36L/R spots will cost you no more than 30 Yuan (approx Â£2). But bear in mind that the taxi drivers may refuse you to get on his car because the journey is too short! That is because the taxis queue are queuing up for several kilometers(yes! The queue is spectacular!), they have been waiting up to 5 hours to get hired... of course they want to make the journey as long as possible to earn more money! May be this is unlikely to happen to western-looking foreigners... but who knows?