Second day, we arranged to go to INN, as it was one of those "must go" locations for any aviation photographer. The weather forecast was a bad one.........rain and snow. Woke up at 0300 and set off at 0400, arriving at 0700. Weather looked so so, and when we met up with some of the nicest people you could hope to meet, Florian Trojer, Wolfgang Hut and Andreas Stoeckl, we were amazed to see that the sun had decided to poke out from behind a hazy sky. Funnily enough, mixed with the snow on the ground, the aircraft were fully lit! The morning was spent at the landing spot for Runway 26, and we were hoping for some 08 departures in front of the mountains, but they kept coming down to 28 for takeoff, apart from the Monarch B757, which Gary, feeling stressed by the whole thought of photographing at INN, procceded to royally screw up
Afternoon we went down to 08, caught a couple of landings and lineup and then went back to 26, to finally catch some climb out shots. On the way, we had to stop at the end of 28 for a "Finnair" special
Today was spent at the carpark at ZRH overlooking Runway 28 and then the heliport grill. Again, weather predictions were not the best, and once it starting snowing at around 1015, we though we were done for the day. but then the clouds got blown out and the sun came out And to top it all off, they switched to Runway 10 for departures, and that gave us the opportunity for some 40mm taxi shots.
So all in all a good weekend. Spending three days with Gary has made me realise that he is in fact a crap photographer and how he got to be a screener always amazed me. I'm sure that he is going to attempt to parade his results on here very shortly, luckily he is a bit of a photoshop wizard, and boy does he need it!
Last but not least, it was his first time on the ramp, and he got so excited, that he fainted on the ramp.............I have the photographic evidence now Gary, how much would you like to pay me for THAT pic!
Andyhunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1311 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3194 times:
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(who said that I should be happy that Gary is a screener)
As should you, and as should we all.
I'm actually happier that he is one of the nicest people who I have had the pleasure to meet, one of many of the NICE people in this hobby, who are willing to go out of their way to help others. The best thing about Gary is that he focuses on the positive things.
Airportugal From Portugal, joined Nov 1999, 139 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2939 times:
You guys seemed to have enjoyed your weekend...
Just don't understand how can one faint while shooting on the ramp. Probably still dizzy after having had some cheap wine
Judging by your shots Andrew, it looks like Gary brought some of its famous Aberdeen weather.
Looking forward to see his shots from the ramp. Most certainly all are badangle, owing to dizziness caused by jet fuel...