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Best Time Of Year For Aviation Photography?  
User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4595 times:

At your location, what is your favourite time of year for photography, considering weather, lighting conditions, and the landscape.

Favourite for me would be Spring. Dark green grass for shots on the ground and no hazy skies.


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

Autumn - Awesome light, clear skys (for the best part) and great great sunsets!!!

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4533 times:

Summer, all the way. Up north, the sun is low almost year around, so in the summer you'll get the best light. Just hope that it's somewhat cloud-free  Smile.

GOT



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User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 908 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4509 times:

Well, I'm live in the north too, but for best light I'll prefer later part of fall, or early spring (especially when the ground is snow-covered), OK, you'll probably freeze your ass off, if you're outdoor all the time, but if you catch some heat in the car it's OK. I'm talking about the sunny days, when the sun is closer to the horizon. But, of course the summer is very nice too, you can stay outdoor all day long without freezing at all
(and the girls/women don't wear that much clothing either... Smokin cool).

Late fall:

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Photo © Johan Ljungdahl


Winter/early spring:

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User currently offlineYorkie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

Here in the UK I like the Spring (i.e. right now!!!) Don't often get days of complete rain (in fact some eastern parts of the UK had their first rain today for about 3 weeks!)

Not sooo cold that I have to wear gloves and woolly hat and 10 jumpers which weigh me down when carrying spotting gear.

Not sooo hot that the humidity makes going anywhere hard work especially getting about on the UK rail network.

I would go for autumn except for the knowledge that the nights are closing in, the fog and frosty mornings are approaching and the hobby becomes one for the die-hards for the next few months.


User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1757 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4475 times:

here at TRI the best time of year is spring-fall....winter isn't that great b/c the sun takes a long time to swing over to the right side of the runway...(5/23, usually using 23)....i have found a good morning taxi-out spot but i'm not sure how that will be in the summer, but it might work...as far as afternoons at TRI, right now it's good from about 3pm on if it's clear...

i love shooting in the wintertime in places like FLL/MIA, b/c the sun tracks lower in the sky, giving you a better sun angle...but i love shooting in summer at DFW and TRI, CLT, etc...because the days are longer and i can get more photos...speaking of i need to get to CLT sometime this spring now that the overlook is open again!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

jonathan d.



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4456 times:

Around the DC area the fall and early winter seem to give us the best light. By late winter and spring the sun is already too high for anything but morning or evening shots. OTOH, the longer days mean we can get flights that we can't in the winter.

Sunil


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4444 times:

Here at DEN, winter is the best time. Snow is on the ground, and aircraft seem to be glowing in the sky, lit up.

Check these out.


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Photo © Aaron Mandolesi




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User currently onlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5066 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4413 times:

Yes, I've noticed that also about all the Canada shots from the winter. They all have a whiteish glow to the underbody because so much light reflects off all that snow that you Canucks get.


bruce



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