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User currently offlineIcebird757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 668 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

I went to check out spottersunited.com and to my surprise, the site is not there anymore. So I was wondering if anyone has some good spots to take photos from at TPA and what times of the day are each spot to shoot at? Thanks for your help.


LGB....where you can watch the grass grow because the traffic is so slow.
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User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1954 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Oh yeah... TPA has a few good spots:


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For now, the best organized collection of spots is displayed on Google Earth, created by myself.

Check this out:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...ation_photography/read.main/218314

That should help you. Let us know when you're coming. Myself and/or one or two other TPA photographers might be able to personally show you around.

-Justin


User currently offlineINTENSS From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

I'm coming down there this week....let's get a bunch of local photogs together for a day of Tampa shooting.

Justin, Joey.....you down???? Anyone else?


-Rich


User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2049 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Joey: In August, would 18R be the most-used runway?


II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1954 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Quoting Sleekjet (Reply 3):
Joey: In August, would 18R be the most-used runway?

Joey does not have a username on A.net. You must've meant Justin. 18R/36L is generally the most used runway except for right now till May 18th because 18R/36L is closed till then. It's heaven.

Quoting INTENSS (Reply 2):
I'm coming down there this week....let's get a bunch of local photogs together for a day of Tampa shooting.

I was just about to email you Rich. Joey told me you were coming down next weekend. Pending weather, count me in. I want to try some more 18L rotation shots.

-Justin


User currently offlineINTENSS From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 4):
Pending weather, count me in. I want to try some more 18L rotation shots.

Excellent.


-Rich


User currently offlineIcebird757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

I am planning a trip down there in June. Hey Justin, shoot me an email and lets something up! I am trying to drag Mike Carter down as well.

Stephen



LGB....where you can watch the grass grow because the traffic is so slow.
User currently offlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1829 times:
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It will rain on those days.Get your umbrellas ready. Big grin
Jason Whitebird


User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1954 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

Quoting CO777 (Reply 7):
It will rain on those days.Get your umbrellas ready.

Why's that? Fill me in. Who has the reputation of bringing bad weather?


User currently offlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1811 times:
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The one comeing to Tampa in June.
Jason Whitebird


User currently offlineIcebird757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Quoting CO777 (Reply 7):
It will rain on those days.Get your umbrellas ready. Big grin
Jason Whitebird

No it won't because you were not invited for that reason Rainbird! Big grin

The story behind this is that most places that Jason Whitebird goes to, it rains. Just ask his mother!  Wink



LGB....where you can watch the grass grow because the traffic is so slow.
User currently offlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1779 times:
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I wont have to be there for rain in Tampa.As you know its the lightning capital of the country.Thats why i go to Florida in the wintertime.Sunny all the time.
Jason Whitebird


User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1954 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Quoting CO777 (Reply 11):
Thats why i go to Florida in the wintertime.Sunny all the time.

Yesterday: Not winter... VERY Sunny. This was yesterday:

First off, to the DL Hanger:

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Met up with Rich, Richard and Ozell there.

Then we went to the Raytheon Area:

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Then off to Chilis for lunch and then Richard went off to visit his mom for a while and Ozell went home for a short bit while Rich and I went to the park to just watch planes and chat while the sun made its transition over the western sky. Finally it did and Joey showed up as well. Later, Richard came back too.

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We also saw some other nice sights at the park/beach:

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Others were enjoying the day too:

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We then went to the garage for a bit as they changed the runway direction and got BA:

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Then after going downstairs, getting a couple tacos for a snack and eyeing some very fine British girls who were probably getting back on the BA flight later, we went back upstairs to see they changed the runway direction again. So we went to the economy lot:

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About the 4th time we saw this plane:

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Joey waving and yawning to the airplanes:

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The group enjoying the day:

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And the best way to end the day:

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And a group shot to boot:

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Left to Right: Ozell, Joey, Rich, Richard, and myself

SO all in all, it was a blast. Come to TPA and we'll try to show you this much fun too!

-Justin


User currently offlineIcebird757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

Those were some very nice shots! Love the E190. I can't wait to get down there.

Stephen



LGB....where you can watch the grass grow because the traffic is so slow.
User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1338 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

I think I've just decided where my summer holiday is going to be!

User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

I wish i could have been to join in the fun. I was without cash and gas this last weekend. I am heading to ZRH for the July meet and going to try to meet with people on my days off in Jun if anybody would like. I have not done any TPA stuff in a while. Need to get back down there.



Sean from MCO and SDF



I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1570 times:

Ok just trying to get my bearings

I found the fishing hole, doesn't look quite as dangerous as described in the Google thingy, in fact it appears to be where the construction people are parking their cars.

Though the shots seem rather limited, either long lens (300+) or very short (70-100) because of the trees in the way. I might try the beach out one of these days.

The Raytheon area (18L Morn Depart) is that dirt lot behind Gate Gourmet, over near One Buc Place?

I think I understand where everything else is.



At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1954 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1560 times:

Quoting PPGMD (Reply 16):

The Raytheon area (18L Morn Depart) is that dirt lot behind Gate Gourmet, over near One Buc Place?

You got the right area. But there is no longer such a thing as 18L departures anymore since they reopened 18R/36L. All that area is good for is 36R morning departures.

-Justin


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6622 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1559 times:

Quoting PPGMD (Reply 16):
The Raytheon area (18L Morn Depart) is that dirt lot behind Gate Gourmet, over near One Buc Place?

Yep.....by the way, its 36R departures, not 18L

Quoting PPGMD (Reply 16):
Though the shots seem rather limited, either long lens (300+) or very short (70-100) because of the trees in the way. I might try the beach out one of these days.

Well, its worked for me for 3 years now.



I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1559 times:

Oh I noticed you shot at SRQ, where do you park over there?

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 18):
Yep.....by the way, its 36R departures, not 18L

Simply going by what was on the Google Earth file that was linked in the other thread.

[Edited 2006-05-29 02:50:56]


At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1557 times:

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 12):

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr I wish I was there

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1954 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1550 times:

Quoting PPGMD (Reply 19):
Oh I noticed you shot at SRQ, where do you park over there?

I'll let Ozell talk about that one. We were there yesterday. But we weren't along the fence this time.

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In the photo above, the plane was superimposed to give the effect of how close we were but in actuallity, thats about what it looked like. haha. What a day

-Justin

[Edited 2006-05-29 02:56:09]

User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1550 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 18):
Well, its worked for me for 3 years now.

Where do you stand and what lens do you shoot with there?

I tried couple of areas and the angles didn't really impress me that much, then again all I brought with me was my 70-200 and a teleconvertor (came from another shoot for the day).



At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1954 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1548 times:

Quoting PPGMD (Reply 19):

Simply going by what was on the Google Earth file that was linked in the other thread.

I just looked man. It says 36R departures. I tried my best to make sure when I made this that it was accurate.

-Justin

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 20):

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr I wish I was there

HAHAHAHA. Sorry Chris


User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1548 times:

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 21):
I'll let Ozell talk about that one. We were there yesterday. But we weren't along the fence this time.

Too bad I didn't know, I live in Bradenton. I was at the drag races trying to get some good pan shots (got a 3 stop ND filter, low shutter speed, low DOF, very hot IMO).



At worst, you screw up and die.
25 Post contains images DLX737200 : I usually go there with my 100-400 and these are the kind of shots I get: Works for me.
26 Post contains images 727LOVER : Oh no no no no no no....please feel free to answer this one. Please show your SRQ expertise. But he asked me. But your answer works.
27 DLX737200 : Dude. I don't know how to get to the spots at SRQ. I just follow you there. Remember? It's YOUR airport!!! You know the roads better than I do. -Just
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