CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3424 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3325 times:
Good morning everyone...
It is now a little before 6.30am here in the Yukon, and I've been up for 20 minutes already. Why did I get up at 6 in the morning on a sunday during my summer break when I could sleep in as late as I want? To go take some pictures. Why? I don't know. What y'all think? Worth the getting up early just for some photos in the morning light? Anyways I'm off for a couple hours, I just hope I dont fall asleep getting there and nail a tree or somethin because I dont wanna scratch my new bike.
Diezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3216 times:
In the summer, here in the Netherlands you've got two time slots to take pictures:
1) sunrise until 2 hours after sunrise
2) 2 hours before sunset until sunset
The rest usually gets destroyed by heat haze. If there is one thing I've learned about taking pictures using long tele is that getting up early always pays off. So, in my opinion you made a correct (but hard) decision
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3424 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3194 times:
Well early as it was (not before sunrise, thats like 3am here this time a year, Im not getting up that early) that was kinda fun. Whole area looked beyond beautiful in the morning light, and it was nice and cool as well. Was nice change on the highway, yesterday it took me 5 minutes of waiting to get just enough of a gap in traffic to zip across, this morning I didn't even have to stop at all, just sailed right through. Got some alright pics too.
My plan of attack was arrive 6.40, do the AC flt at 6.50, sit on the chair I brought (also doubles as something to stand on to see over fence) and have my coffee and read the paper till 8, then do the 4N flts at 8 and 8.15. Of course I get out there on time and sit there and wait and Air Canada ends up leaving the gate over an hour late, so I could have had another hours sleep easily, but oh well it was a beautiful day and I had coffee to drink a paper to read and a chair to sit on and a great view all around (including looking out across the airport at the planes at the terminal, plus some cessnas taking off), so I was still more than happy.
Will look at uploading some of my pics to a.net later, but I will say that was 110% worth getting up early for.
Dinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1080 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3112 times:
The highway, ah yes I drove thru there just 3 weeks ago. Strange though it was Canada day and nobody was on it. From the sounds of it you have a nice spot to sit and watch the planes. I remember driving past the airport. Had I realized it was so easy to spot and get a decent view I would have stopped for awhile. Glad to hear it was worth getting up for. Enjoy the sunlight now. If only it was like this year round. Winter is comming too quick.
Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.