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Heraklion, Crete. Photo Spots.  
User currently offlineBrianW999 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 314 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3503 times:

Some time ago I posted requesting spotting info at Heraklion, Crete.
Well, I'm back from my holiday, I didn't get arrested and thought that the following information may be of use. It shows places where you can sit in comfort, i.e. with a beer and / or food in hand and take pics without being hassled by authority.
The beach scenery is quite pleasant when there are no aircraft around as well, if you get my drift.  Wink
The map is fairly self explanatory and the pic of the Aegean 737, while being crap in itself shows the kind of framing you get at around 300mm focal length from the public beach bar. You are closer to aircraft sitting in the bar / restaurant area to the right of the map.





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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4225 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3484 times:

Thanks for posting, Brian.
That's 300 mm on a digital body? So you do need quite a long lens.
You're facing North, is that right?


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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3484 times:

Canon EF 600mm L lens would fit this place perfectly.  Smile

Or maybe the 500mm f/5.6L would be enough?



User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3153 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3453 times:

Do you know if Kokkini Chani is on that pic?

I took this pic there with my 380mm point-and-shoot Olympus C-750.

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User currently offlineBrianW999 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 314 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years ago) and read 3412 times:

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 1):
So you do need quite a long lens.

Yes. I would recommend a zoom of at least 300mm to get a decent close up. I used a Sigma 70-300. Something like a Sigma 170 - 500 would be perfect. The pic was taken from the public beach bar which is at least 100metres from the shoreline. Sitting down on the beach close to the waterline will get you that much closer to the aircraft. A cold beer available from the bar is a bonus  Cool

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 1):
You're facing North, is that right?

Yes, almost dead North. Best light at a guess would be between 1000 - 1600 hrs.
Don't forget that the bar restaurant to right of the bay is closer to the flight path and about 50 feet / 20 metres above sea level....and you can sit in comfort with another cold beer  Cool I didn't get any pics from there but I would guess that a zoom up to 300mm would be quite adequate as you are closer to aircraft on approach.

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 3):
Do you know if Kokkini Chani is on that pic?

Kokkini Chani is two resorts East ( to the right ) of this map picture.

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