Airportugal From Portugal, joined Nov 1999, 139 posts, RR: 11 Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3196 times:
I'll be in Stansted in early february connecting on Ryanair. I'll be 3,5hrs waiting for my flight and I was wondering if there is any chance of taking photos from the terminal. Is there any problems being at the windows pointing a 400mm at the planes? Does it have any decent views, apron, taxiway?
INNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3162 times:
STN is not easy for photography ( been there in 2003 ), but as you fly FR you will depart from their own concourse.
You have a quite nice view on aircraft at the gates and on the apron around, can't remember exactly what's about the RWY view. If runway 23 is in use landings are visible from the concourse also. I don't know about the focal length needed for these.
When you say 400mm I guess you have a 100-400? For shooting aircraft at the gates and even the apron 100mm might be too big, so take a smaller glass with you!
Airportugal From Portugal, joined Nov 1999, 139 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3154 times:
Thanks for the reply. I don't have the 100-400, but the SIGMA EX80-400.
I received your email. Unfortunately, I'll have to be in work during January, so I'll have to postpone my trip to Austria. Perhaps in March I'll be able to visit INN again.
Spencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1631 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3102 times:
Terminal photography isn't the greatest at STN, but if you come out of the actual terminal and stand on the left of it, on the upper level, you can see most of the movements from above the train station. You'll be kind of opposite the cargo ramp. RYR pretty much occupies most of the airport, and the general idea is that boarding is done by foot! Be quick with the camera as they like to shepard you in/out ASAP! As INNflight mentioned, if RWY23 is in ops, then decent enough shots can be taken from the far end of the Easterly concourse/pier. The TDZ is near enough right in front of you. Or, you can always try this site out:
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