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User currently offlineGaryck From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 297 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3147 times:
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Hi,

I'm over in Oklahoma in two weeks time, and planning on driving the few hundred miles down to Dallas, Which is the better for photography and at which locations.

Kind Regards

Gary


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Both are real good if you have the time do both. The top of the parking garage at DAL is very good early morning and the new founders plaza at DFW is good as well.

User currently offlineSunandan From India, joined Jun 2005, 285 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3124 times:
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Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 1):
Both are real good if you have the time do both.

True. The new Founders Plaza at DFW is great for late afternoon/evening shots, especially if runways 18L/R are in use for arrivals. 300mm or more focal length is good enough here.

http://www.spotterswiki.com/index.php?title=KDFW

For Love Field: http://www.spotterswiki.com/index.php?title=KDAL

If you're in the Dallas area on 24th-25th October, the annual Alliance Air Show is scheduled for those two days at Fort Worth Alliance airport.

http://www.allianceairshow.com/

Hope that helps.

Sunandan



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User currently offlineGaryck From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3106 times:
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Quoting Sunandan (Reply 2):
True. The new Founders Plaza at DFW is great for late afternoon/evening shots, especially if runways 18L/R are in use for arrivals. 300mm or more focal length is good enough here.

I haven't been able to Talk myself into a new lense, But I have a 70-200mm F4 L non-IS so I hope that will be ok

[Edited 2009-10-12 11:52:53]

[Edited 2009-10-12 11:53:26]


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User currently offlineSunandan From India, joined Jun 2005, 285 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3090 times:
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Quoting Garyck (Reply 3):
I have a 70-200mm F4 L non-IS so I hope that will be ok

200mm should still be ok, though you may have to crop out a lot of the background.

With your lens, Love Field will be a much better bet, Bachman Lake is right under the approach path for runways 13L/R, check out Google Earth.



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3089 times:



Quoting Sunandan (Reply 4):
With your lens, Love Field will be a much better bet, Bachman Lake is right under the approach path for runways 13L/R, check out Google Earth.

Yep but also if you can shoot very early hit that parking garage. Go to the top and you have so many great options like rotations, taxi shot etc.


User currently offlineSunandan From India, joined Jun 2005, 285 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3089 times:
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Forgot to mention Addison Airport (ADS) in Dallas. Its got a lot of GA traffic, including a fair share of private jets, in case you're into those kind of aircraft. Check out the shots from there in the db, you can get in touch with someone who's spotted there.


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User currently offlineGaryck From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2986 times:
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Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 5):
Yep but also if you can shoot very early hit that parking garage. Go to the top and you have so many great options like rotations, taxi shot etc.

By the word early, how early do you mean? What sort of time is sunrise over there in Dallas this time of year?



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2981 times:



Quoting Garyck (Reply 7):
By the word early, how early do you mean? What sort of time is sunrise over there in Dallas this time of year?

Got to get there at sunrise. The light gets on top of you in a hurry and if you want good results you got to shoot early. You can get some great results. Check weather.com and they will have what time the sun comes up.


User currently offlineGaryck From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2851 times:
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Hi,

Just a small update, I'll be in Dallas from 31/10/2009 late pm for two days, So I only really have the entire day Sunday. Anyone want to show me the photo spots at DAL and DFW saturday evening, sunday (all day) and poss Monday morning?

Gary



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