jlunddk From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10008 times:
I only used my 17-55mm all the time, so your 18-105 will be just fine. If you check my site (JLPhoto.dk under St.Maarten 2012) you can see the pictures. They're all taken with the 17-55 even the ones taken from a barstool at sunset bar
yerbol From Kazakhstan, joined Feb 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9888 times:
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Thanks for advise!
I hope to visit Macho soon and share my photos with you.
What is the best time for spotting there? Assume it is morning hours and evenings as it seems a very hot place and day time temperature can cause a heat haze. Am I right?
JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9850 times:
Heat-haze is a problem for ground shots after about 08:00 and before around 16:00, unless the aircraft come right down to the fence (some do). Mornings are good from the Sunset Beach Bar side from 07:00 (when the airport opens) until about 11:00, but you can get away with a few hours after if you want the heavies and don't mind the light a little tail-end on. If you shoot the aircraft over the water there's no issue with haze.
After 16:00 you can shoot aircraft as they line up on runway 10, and after about 17:30 you can move to the Driftwood Boat Bar side of the beach for evening arrivals if you wish.
coninpa From Luxembourg, joined May 2005, 253 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9690 times:
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From around the Sunset Bar (the wooden terrace on the right of the attached), I used 24-70mm for the big ones, 70-200mm for the smaller ones, 14 mm for the wide angle shots closer to the center line or on the beach.
JRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 370 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9522 times:
Quoting JakTrax (Reply 6): ). Mornings are good from the Sunset Beach Bar side from 07:00 (when the airport opens) until about 11:00, but you can get away with a few hours after if you want the heavies and don't mind the light a little tail-end on
It does depend what time of year you go. If you go during high season (northern hemisphere winter) then the light at the beach bar is good pretty much all day long. It's during the middle of the year that it becomes backlit during the middle of the day.
James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.