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User currently offlinejlunddk From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 11 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4694 times:

Yes, I have already searched and read the topics about spotting at St.Maarten, BUT they all mention Maho Beach, and that will also be where I will take the majority of my shots from when I go there in May. Are there any other places around the airport where I can take "alternative" spotting shots?
Like this one http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/9/3/6/2060639.jpg Where is that taken from?
Has anyone made a KMZ file for google earth with spots around the airport, then I wiould really lie a copy.

greetings from Denmark.

Jlund

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User currently offlineJRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 348 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4610 times:

The photo that you have posted looks as though it has been taken from the new apartment/condo block that is built/being built at the moment. Not really a publically accessible spotting location and where there is construction work going on there it is guarded when no work is going on as it's pretty dangerous. My friend went to check it out when I was there recently and came back saying it's a no go, so go venture at your own risk.
In addition, if you are going in May, then this spot will be pretty backlit for photography, only useable very first thing in the morning before the sun swings over, and before the heavies arrive. You will need to be primarily on the other side of the beach shooting towards the Sunset Beach Bar, with the Sonesta behind you.



James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.
User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4563 times:

These were taken from the Mary's Boon Hotel - a very nice place to stay.


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Drop me a message if you need more details. We're having another meet there in April.


User currently offlinejlunddk From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

Looks like Mary's Boon Hotel might be a good alternative to spot from, but I guess you have to be a guest at the hotel to get these pictures?
On the picture with the Amerijet 727 there's lot of buildings on the opposite side of the airport, are there any where you can stand without shooting through the fence, and how is security regarding spotters?


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