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User currently offlineezy6rm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4706 times:

Hello Does anyone no what the view is like at Joes field now. I here some people saying you cant get line ups at the moment. Would anyone have a photo they could upload so i can see what the situation is like. Im planning a trip to MAN very soon. I hope to go to joes field as my main spot when 23L shuts

Some useful information would really be appreciated thanks

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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4692 times:

There are some earth mounds adjacent to the new car park that allow elevated views over the fence line. They were still there a couple of weeks ago. Approach shots are no problem, you just have to be careful with the light poles but there's plenty of gaps to get the shots you want. Line-up shots are still possible but you get the top of the fence in for side-ons from some spots. It's certainly shootable though.


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User currently offlineezy6rm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4686 times:

Ahh that is good thanks Daren i hope to get to MAN maybe next weekend. I hope the forecast is good do you get many workers at joes field giving you trouble. just hope i get no problems with workers giving me hassle

User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4683 times:

Quoting ezy6rm (Reply 2):
do you get many workers at joes field giving you trouble

I've never had a problem although if they are working at the time, you may be moved from the mounds. Don't look at it as hassle, they're only doing their job and don't forget you're on mounds that you shouldn't be on. There's a mutual respect. As long as you aren't in the way, you'll be fine.

Darren



Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineezy6rm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4682 times:

Sounds good then does 23L still shut at 9am-930am or is it back at 1030am now

User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4681 times:

23L closes at 0930.

Darren



Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4578 times:

Okay, an update.....

23L/05R is now open again until 10:30.

The gravel mounds in Joe's field have now unfortunately been fenced off (only a temporary effort), but spots for good photos still exist. The large soil/clay mound at the back of the field (to the right of the footpath) is accessible, and there's also a small gravel mound at the very end of the footpath, where it meets the new car park.

Line-up shots are still possible but only from the large mound.

Karl


User currently offlineezy6rm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

Thanks for the update Karl i hope to get to Manchester soon. Do you have any recent photos from joes field of line ups.
Does anyone have any photos showing the spot how it is now that they could upload here.


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

Sorry, I didn't take any line-ups when I was last there a few days ago, but I did take these landers...

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...1.7146ec-kcx_man_080312_kn_294.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...3.6219ec-lav_man_080312_kn_301.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...1.5393ei-cbk_man_080312_kn_302.jpg

Line-ups from the large soil/clay mound at the back of the field are pretty much the same as they were from the gravel mounds closer to the runway, except that a ittle bit of the tops of those mounds creeps into the bottom of the frame. Not exactly a disaster.

Karl


User currently offlineezy6rm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4531 times:

Some nice shots there Karl

User currently offlineezy6rm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

How did you get line up shots before the car park was there karl

User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4524 times:

Quoting ezy6rm (Reply 10):
How did you get line up shots before the car park was there


The field was elevated before the new car park was built giving you enough height over the fence to take line up shots.

Darren



Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineYchocky From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4402 times:

Pictures of the mounds:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/djwilliams1990/6697567693/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/djwilliams1990/6697561677/

To confirm: These have been fenced off?


User currently offlinevir380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4401 times:

Quoting Ychocky (Reply 12):
To confirm: These have been fenced off?

Completely .

cheers


User currently offlineYchocky From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4396 times:

Quoting vir380 (Reply 13):
Completely .

cheers

Thanks!

I was there in Jan and it did appear to good to be true!


User currently offlineezy6rm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4358 times:

I bet if you go on a sunday you could probably sneak up on to the mounds as no one would be around :p

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4322 times:

You'd have to get past the fence first!

Plus, this would be a fine way to ruin relations between local enthusiasts and the airport, so please don't. The current measures are almost certainly only temporary, and we may well be surprised with what we get left with.

Karl


User currently offlineezy6rm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4314 times:

I see i never knew there was a fence there i dont get why they put up a fence beyond me

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4301 times:

Daft 'elf an' safety; because we're clearly all a bunch of idiots who can't look after ourselves.....

Karl


User currently offlinevir380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 16):
this would be a fine way to ruin relations between local enthusiasts and the airport, so please don't.

Well said Karl , as it stands we have no idea how it'll end up ... as is would be good !
We don't want the whole thing being ruined ...

regards


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