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DEN Guys, Would This Be OK?  
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

Ok, I'm planning to do some sunset shots around DEN on friday, and one of the things I was planning would be this:

Going out on Imboden about a mile directly off the end of 26/8, and getting a picture of the sunset over the mountains, with an a/c landing or departing and possibly the tower and terminal off to the left of the pic, depending on what I see in the viewfinder at the time of the shot  Smile

Anyway, I know that the area just south of 8/26 is off limits, I won't be heading there, I was just curious as to if the area I'm talking about is off-limits as well. I would think that because Imboden Rd. is in Adams County, I should be ok, but I would like to know for sure before I accidentally F*ck things up for everybody, because I definitely don't want to do that.

any info would be appreciated, thanks
Eric

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User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3028 times:

I don't see how you can include the a/c, mountains and the terminal all in one shot spotting from South side of 8/26...

I believe North side isn't marked, and there are some hills that prevent security from seeing you, although you won't get the sunset you really want. If you go right to the end of the runway, I'm afraid you're not going to see the runway or what's taking off/landing on it... You can always try is from the same angle you shot that US Airways shot (just not with the same camera, please) provided it wasn't taken from South side of 8/26...


Just my opinion, you might want to check with the people who have been there in the past few months/weeks...

BTW - I'm getting my license tomorrow so my time has come for joining in some quality, relaxing spotting...



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

You may draw some attention being back there close to dark, having seen your previous attempts, I woud stick to daylight.

[Edited 2004-05-28 05:16:16]

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Vitaly,

Any chance you could join me tomorrow? Meet at Conoco at say 6pm?

I don't plan on getting the shot right as the plane touches down or lifts off, I'll probably get it as it is clearing the hills. I took the now infamous US-Airways shot directly south of the threshold of 26.

Jeff:

Thanks for the advice, I'll be up there earlier, so I'll have all the daylight shots I can ever ask for  Smile

After tomorrow I don't know when I'll be able to get up next until at least July, my work has decided that since I'm off school I should be able to work 40 hour weeks. Oh well, make a buck I guess.

Eric


User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

Hmmmmm... wish I could go, but I'll stay @ APA for a bit.....

and now for a shameless plug.....


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User currently offlineCFIcraigAPA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 223 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2947 times:

Imboden Road is way off the airport property. They won't care about you, let alone see you way up there. I know where you are thinking about, the little rise on Imboden that is just north of the extended CL of Rwy 8 that gives a view of the entire runway. It could be a decent spot for sunset shots, although nothing A.net worhty due to distance.

Jason - some great potential with those APA pics. Do you have Photoshop or some editing prog? Those pics seem to be very red-biased. Are you working toward a PPL?



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

"Imboden Road is way off the airport property..""

Not exactly...it's outside the fence but still under DIA/TSA/PD control and jurisdiction. It extends outward quite a outside the fence line around the entire perimeter. A few of us were shown the map by the Police Dept. not long ago.


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Eric,
It seems that when ever you post a date and time to go shoot, it rains. It's not lookin' good out there at the moment. My sprinklers are on a timer, maybe you could help me.... When are you planning to go next?  Big grin

Just kidding,... but it does look like rain...


User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

Jason - some great potential with those APA pics. Do you have Photoshop or some editing prog? Those pics seem to be very red-biased. Are you working toward a PPL?

Thanks Craig! That's pretty much why I posted the plug on here, to get constructive feedback. Though I do not have any cool editings programs, just iPicture. That will change soon, I hope. BTW what exactly is "red-biased"? How can you tell when a photo is "red-biased", and how can I correct the bias? As for my PPL, not yet, but I hope to start lessons with-in the next year! Any suggestions for CFI's?


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1578 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2882 times:

My fault guys...I washed my car this morning. On my way home from work I hit a hit-n-run shower that was just enough to ruin the car wash...

I think my next car is going to be brown. So you can't see the dirt that shows up within minutes of washing it.

Mark



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

Ok, here's what happened. I tried to grab the shot, but instead, a series of tornados (yes, I'm dead serious), began chasing me. Needless to say, I couldn't get the shot, because I was running and scared shitless. I did however manage to grab several shots of some tornadoes in the vicinity of the airport.

Next time I decide to go spotting, I won't start a thread about it, maybe that's the problem.

Eric


User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Eric - put some shots up of tornados!

I finally got my license today, but am probably going out later next month because of a broken axel... I DON'T want to be stuck somewhere in the middle of nowhere...



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Vitaly,

I'm in the process of post-processing (wow what a mouthful) right now. I'll post the pics from Imagestation soon.

Eric


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

OK, since you guys asked Big grin







Eric


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

Those are Dust Devils. They just mess your hair up.

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

Hey I never said they were big. OK, the one in the 2nd pic was pretty big.



User currently offlineCFIcraigAPA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 223 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

Yep, some pretty powerful microbursts and a nice dust devil, but I'm still not seeing tornadoes.

Jason - "red-biased" was just my word choice at the time. Lots of ways to fix it. Easiest would be white-point selection (with the eyedroppers in the curves adjustment in PS). I would bet that some simple hue adjustments, or color balance adjustments would work also. Also, I know a CFI who wouldn't mind a student in a bit. Hint: He's a CFI, name is Craig, instructs out of APA.  Big grin

Vitaly - Congrats! 'Nuf said. I don't really remember my life before my DL. Enjoy, and remember - Drive Fast and Take Chances.

Got a pretty good shot of Sky4 coming in while I was taking some photos of a club plane that had a tangle with a taxiway light on landing today. Hopefully I'll have time to upload it this weekend. Also had the Adams 500 taxi by, but the camera wasn't ready. I"ll see if I can recover that one to an a.net acceptable level. We'll see.
CM



Prior Proper Preparation Prevents Piss-Poor Performance
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

OK, so they were probably just dust-devils and microbursts, but at the time, I may have though differently  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

craig, how much are flight lessons running these days? I wanna fly, but college is coming on quick.

eric


User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

Vitaly - Congrats! 'Nuf said. I don't really remember my life before my DL. Enjoy, and remember - Drive Fast and Take Chances.

Thanks! I appreciate it! I must've out a good 70-80 miles on the damn thing just last night... still needs the axel fixed before I go to the Airport.

[Edited 2004-05-29 16:35:50]


I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineCFIcraigAPA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 223 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

Eric - I'll email you off-list about the flight training costs and options.
CM



Prior Proper Preparation Prevents Piss-Poor Performance
User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

If you could CC me on that email I would appreciate it as well.

Regards



YES URLS in signature!!!
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

yeah, and another CC....

User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Thanks Craig! Wow $5,000.............. Jason needs money, stat. Anyone know of some places hiring in the Highlands Ranch/Lonetree area??

Eric, this is airliners.net, not weatherphenomena.net.....grrrrr...  Big grin Lol, well at least you got to go out to DIA.


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