Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport  
User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4160 times:

Hi!

I am going down to Notts East Midlands Airport today, to have a go with my new Camera.

I was just wondering where some of the best Photography locations are?

Cheers, Ryan  bigthumbsup 
SIGNALONE

20 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1668 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4148 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Ryan
If you have a longish lens, 200mm + there is a mound of earth between the threshold of 27 and the cargo ramp where the UPS usually parks.
To get there go to the lane opposite the Kegworth turn from the road down to Jn 24 of the M1. You can park there and walk along the public footpath and around the perimeter fence.
Steps are an needed for taxying shots.
Expect some hassle from Security but stand your ground.
They cannot move you from there, nor can the Police if Security ask them to move you!
You can expect something like these....plug !

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mick Bajcar
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mick Bajcar


Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4137 times:

Hi Ryan,

Just to add to what Mick has said, I haven't seen the weather forecast for today, but there are good opportunties too for photography when they are landing from the west.

If you are coming from the M1 direction, drive past the main airport entrance and the DHL warehouses and you come to some traffic lights. Turn right here towards Donnington Park race circuit. Pass the race track on your left and immediately there are some gateways on the left that are wide enough to park in without causing an obstruction. From here walk along the top of the concrete retaining wall at the side of the road.

Here you can get excellent landing shots and have a clear view over the DHL apron, which should be no problem to photo with a 200mm lens.

Regards,

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4100 times:

Hi,

Just got back.

Thanks for the tips! I'll try them places next time, this time though, I went to Diseworth Road / gates, it was quite busy up there, and there was certainly a lot of action today.

You can view some of my best Photos here: My First Photos - Help / Views / Opinions! (by SignalOne May 14 2005 in Aviation Photography)

The rest of my Photos will be on my website by the end of the week  Wink

Cheers, and thanks for the a help!
SIGANALONE  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4094 times:

Ryan,

Looks as though there was plenty to see today. It's always nice to see the Kalitta 747. Was there much over at DHL? I think I can see an A300 in the background of one of your shots.

I find Diseworth Lane is a nice spot to sit in the car and watch the aircraft. The major problem when it comes to photography is that it is south-facing, so on days when the weather is good, you tend to have the sun on the "wrong" side of the aircraft.

From your pics it looks as though they were landing from the west today. If you try the spot I mentioned earlier, you are looking at the other side of the aircraft, with the sun behind you, which is a massive help. From the bottom of Diseworth Lane, turn left and head up towards the aviation park, across the roundabout and follow the road around the end of the runway, towards the race circuit. The concrete wall and the gateways are on the right if you approach from this way.

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

Hi,  Smile

Thanks for the directions, that's a great help! The fact that the sun will be behind me will be a massive help, and will improve my Photos Big grin

There was quite a lot over at DHL, here are some pics:





None of the four aircraft moved at all, while I was there as far as I know  Smile.

Cheers, Ryan
SIGNALONE bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

Hi

Ryan, I sent u a PM, Have u got it yet?

Nice DHL....Did the [IMG] not work?

cya

Jimmi


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

Hi,

All my Photographs which are of a certain standard are now on My Website

Cheers, Ryan
SIGNALONE


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3999 times:

Hi,

Mick, would you mind telling me where you got some of these shots from, and would I be O.K with my 12x Optical Zoom? Thanks fo your help mate! Big grin


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mick Bajcar




View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mick Bajcar




View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mick Bajcar




View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mick Bajcar




Is this one Diseworth Road?


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mick Bajcar



Your Photos are a credit to the site and East Midlands Airport! Well Done! Big grin

Cheers, Ryan  bigthumbsup 
SIGNALONE


User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1668 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3989 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Ryan
You should be okay with your camera and lens at this spot.
It is from the place I described earlier.
Which direction are you travelling from ?
Mick


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3959 times:

Hi,

Thanks for the information on the Zoom  Smile

I am traveling South down the M1 towards the Airport, I join the M1 at Junction 26 (North of East Midlands Airport)

Thanks for the help!

Ryan
SIGNALONE  Smile


User currently offlineJetTrader From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 586 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3953 times:

Mick (Dendrobatid),

Nice pics from EMA!

Regarding the spot you mention, I tried it a few years ago now and was told within minutes of getting there (by Ops/Airport Security types) that it was airport property and that I was not allowed to take pics from there.

Could you please confirm that location is accessed from lay-by on A453 across the fields and also please outline on what terms you stood your ground. I'd like to try that spot myself if you can give me sufficient ammo to deflect any "please move on" directives.  Smile

Many thanks!
Dean / JT



Life's dangerous. Get a f**king helmet!
User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1668 posts, RR: 61
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3944 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Quoting JetTrader (Reply 11):
Could you please confirm that location is accessed from lay-by on A453 across the fields and also please outline on what terms you stood your ground. I'd like to try that spot myself if you can give me sufficient ammo to deflect any "please move on" directives.

It might well be airport property and they can ASK you to move, but not make you. There is a public footpath that passes nearby and NOTHING to indicate that the land nearby is anything other than open land, no fences, no signs, nothing. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act fits, you can go there !
The Police were called last time and I was threatened with arrest. I told the Police that if they thought they could arrest me, to get on with it and I would sue later..... and I would have. The (young) PC checked with his Sergeant and came and told me a few minutes later that I was right (which as a Sergeant myself for nearly 20 years I knew anyway)
The Police can arrest you on the airport (ie the other side of the fence) but not simply because you are on airport property.
The only way the airport could prevent you going there would be to take out a County Court injunction and they would also have to prove damage or substantial nuisance. They couldn't. I would not give my details to the airport authorities though I did to the Police but told them that they could not give my details to the airport authorities. The Police would commit an offence if they did now.
I go there when the mood takes me and will continue to do so. If you want to go and are worried, let me know and I'll try and join you as moral support. You will probably not get hassle and some of the security stop for a chat, with just a couple objecting, often after you have been there for ages.
Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

Hi,

Mick, could you tell me how to get to the location for those shots I posted, I just need some clarification, my details on where I am coming from I posted on my above post.

Cheers, and thanks for the help, Ryan Big grin


User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1668 posts, RR: 61
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3933 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Ryan
Go off the M1 at junction 24 and head for the airport.
Just before the landing lights there is a junction to the right but also a no right turn sign.
You need to go up to the island and double back. Park on that lane where there are tables and chairs. There is a picket gate on a public footpath. Take that and follow the perimeter fence around to the lump, mound.
Steps will be needed to be able to photograph over the fence for taxying shots but you should be okay for landing shots without them.
This place is only any good when they are using runway 27, ie landing over the motorway.
Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

Thanks for the help Mick, is runway 27 the one that runs parallel with the fence up at the emergency gates?

Ryan Big grin


User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1668 posts, RR: 61
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3923 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Ryan
It is the only runway, 27 when landing over the motorway, 09 when the other way
Mick


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

Mick,

That legal information is very helpful indeed. I'll email you later as there are a few specific things I would like to ask you. I've been on the receiving end of the airport security bully tactics at Finningley a couple of times recently. On both occasions I pointed out to them that I wasn't committing an offence by being were I was and politely told them to get lost. I'd be interested to know EXACTLY what to say to the Police if they are called as one of the spots I think is on airport land.

I'm having a ride over there now, as I think they'll taking off on runway 02 towards the north, which is excellent for photography as the aircraft taxi.

Regards,

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

Hi,

I have been to the new Aeropark, but cannot remember looking at the views it gives of the Airport. So, can good views of the Aircraft which are on Taxi, and Landing be obtained from here?

Cheers, Ryan  Smile


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

Ryan,

I've never been, so I cannot say what specific view you will get, but it's basically a bit further west along the perimeter fence than Diseworth Lane, so you still have the sun problem. As I've driven past, it seems lower-set in comparison to the runway than Diseworth Lane too.

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineWork4bmi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3814 times:

Mick,

You the man! I am certainly up for a visit of this mound, I'd like to see how the authorities handle it all.

SingleOne - Welcome abaord! I been at EMA for about 3 years now taking pics... It can be very mondane, but also great with its varies visitors. If you want help with anything, please let me know?!

Aaron


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Spotting At Nottingham East Midlands posted Sun Mar 5 2006 13:36:43 by DLX737200
Photography At The New ATH Airport posted Sat May 26 2001 14:26:41 by Heinz
Spotting/Photography At Tocumen Airport In Panama posted Sat Apr 1 2006 20:41:41 by Skyliner
Photography At Lisbon Airport posted Mon Mar 14 2005 22:37:30 by Airevents
Photography At Karachi Airport posted Fri Aug 8 2003 13:04:00 by GF-A330
Photography At Opa Locka Airport posted Mon Oct 21 2002 18:56:43 by 727LOVER
Photography At Tenerife Sur Airport posted Thu Mar 21 2002 17:30:08 by RWY-16
Photography At My Home Airport - BDL posted Sat Feb 9 2002 02:01:34 by Tpk
Photography At Madrid Airport posted Sun Nov 4 2001 18:02:46 by Lugonza_2001
Watching And Photography At AMS posted Mon Jul 24 2006 18:40:50 by Wrighbrothers