Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 11793 posts, RR: 48 Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1337 times:
Why is it every time I get the chance to shoot at AMS, the weather is crap? I got out there this afternoon about 5.45 and the weather was glorious. A dozen shots later and the temperature drops by 10deg and a huge bank of fog drifts in from nowhere!
For the same reason LHR and BRS hate me For some reason I've struggled in the same way as you. Now I try to get as detailed a weather report as possible before I head out, and keep trying too. It's sod's law that if you only go once in a blue moon, you'll be battling rain/snow/hurricanes/earthquakes.
EDIT: P.S. Here's one of my old rants to prove it!
Patroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14 Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1324 times:
Quoting Scbriml (Thread starter): Why is it every time I get the chance to shoot at AMS, the weather is crap?
You are not alone, my friend... whenever I am on a biztrip in AMS, the sun shines perfectly while I am working. 15 Minutes before I finally go to the airport (with enough spare time to take photos), the sun is gone Yeah....
LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1091 times:
I am pretty lucky with my trips to AMS, normally hot and sunny, my trip lasts summer it was 30 degrees, but the snack van didnt turn up at the rwy 24 spot so we had to head back to the terminal to stock on my food and drink
Morvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 704 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1029 times:
Man, I can talk about it to..
I planned a trip to Schiphol on sunday morning, so I checked the weather at friday and saturday to make it sure.
Weather predictions 20*C and sunny.
I woke up with one heck of a cloud layer above my house, but because I live 100km east of Schipol, everything can change during the trip time.
So, I drove off to Schiphol with the sun starting to come through, but when I did come closer and closer to Schiphol, those darn clouds showed up.
If I stayed at our local airport, I had sun all day long, and more chnaces to get some descent shots!
I hope we will get a nice summer though, so I can take proffits from it to go there every single sunny day!!
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9410 posts, RR: 11 Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1024 times:
I know about the Dutch weather too unfortunately. So on my free days I just went to Schiphol in the very early morning to spend an entire day there (Kaagbaan) so I ended up coming home at night. Also, bad weather can sometimes give you very nice water effects or fog effects as can be seen on many photos in the database here. So bad weather doesn't necessarily means your shots will be awful. You just have to find that lucky moment.
I for one wish I still lived there, unfortunately Curacao doesn't offer me the opportunities I was used to back in Holland. But ow well, everything has its pros and cons in life so I'm not complaining. My next trip will be Aruba for some nice aircraft photography at the beach! Aruba has lots of aircraft movement too for such a small island