None really at MEL apart from around some of the gates. SYD is a little better in the sense that you can see the runway from both domestic terminals. The QF history museum is a nice place to go to have a look. Otherwise the SYD international terminal observation deck is quite good.
No, not an official one and nothing that is open air. I've never bothered to shoot from there myself as it'd only be good for morning shots as shots would become backlit towards the afternoon. The ends of the piers are likely to provide the best opportunities but it's still hard. Depending on how much time you have, you could walk to Qantas Drive to underneath 16L/34R.
pilotschnitzel From Australia, joined Jun 2011, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5458 times:
Just wondering how well DSLR's get through security at YMML and YSSY (any interesting stories?).
Quoting ryan h (Reply 6):
For a bit of an idea of what photos are like from the Virgin Blue/Australia terminal in Melbourne, I have some in a trip report from a few years ago.
ADL-MEL-ADL Daytrip With Tiger + Pics (by Ryan h Feb 7 2008 in Trip Reports)
I see a lot of photos during take-off and landing, which is when you should have all electronics off. I assume this is breaking the law (if it is one) but is it worth the risk? Not too bad quality of those photos Ryan, but I guess if I want any photos on airliners I'm going to have to go up front at the end of the flight (as I always do)!
stealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5582 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5333 times:
Quoting pilotschnitzel (Reply 10): Wait so then why do they always say to turn off all electrical items if we are allowed to use cameras?
The rules on electronic items date from a time before cameras were considered as such, it is only in recent years that cameras have become"electronic"
Some cabin crews consider them as such, some don't.
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!