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User currently offlineJetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

Just wanted to know if you all have any suggestions on when the best time to view planes coming in and where these amazing pictures are taken from. I see in most of the pics its on a beach.

Thanks
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User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1007 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 2497 times:
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Best spot is Maho Beach. Most big aircraft come in from around 1pm to about 4 pm.

User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

If you can go to the roof-tops of the hotels.The sunset beach bar is popular also.And Of course there is always maho beach.


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

Point camera in general direction of aircraft, press shutter when aircraft is full frame.

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

I would say the biggest pointer would be to NOT get sand in your camera.

User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 2396 times:
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I have a question to add:

Can anyone with personal experience, having worn sunglasses, tell me what the jetblast may have felt like?



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 2395 times:

It's warm and it smells good. What does wearing sunglasses have to do with it?

User currently offlineJakbar From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 442 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 2388 times:

Go to Maho Beach. Once you are there, wait until a plane looms on the horizon over the ocean and starts coming towards you. As the plane gets lower and lower until it looks like it is going to land ON the beach, it will become evident quite quickly where the best place to be is.

I'll be at SXM in a couple of weeks!


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months ago) and read 2370 times:
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Wear the sunglasses to protect your eyes fro the crap that will get blown into your eyes!




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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months ago) and read 2366 times:

Oh yea, if you see another photographer there, try to stand a few yards instead of feet away from him, to get a different view of the aircraft.

User currently offlineBigden From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Hey!

Best spots at SXM are at Sunset Bar and the beach itself. If you want to stand at the fence and feel the thrust wear snorkeling goggles. Sunglasses will blow away. Best thrust is from the 727'S, MD'S or other 3 holers. Some times the crew will stand on the brakes and throttle up giving an extra boost of sand and dust toward the fence.
Check out the whole SXM db for ideas. There is one shot that includes the whole perimeter of the Princess.
If you have time you will find new perspectives on SXM. The opportunities are endless. I can't wait to get back with some new glass.
Have a BLAST and share the dumpster!

BIGDEN



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