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Whats Your Best Day For Photos Ever?  
User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3735 times:

I was at MAN yesterday and had a great day, weather was brilliant and I was very, very pleased with some of the results I brought back.
It has to be my best day ever of photos because of the quality of some of the results thanks to my new camera and lens.

So, what was your best day ever taking photos? Where? why? and lets see some examples!

PS Anyone from here at MAN yesterday by the new runway? There were a few others by the take-off point in the morning, were any of those a.net photographers?

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User currently offline737heavy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3713 times:

I was at MAN today for the BWI flight. Weather was alrightbut clouded over then got good again.

Regards


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

Dec 19th, 2001. Most of my favourite shots were taken that day, plus I flew to Canada which was c00!

User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3693 times:

I was at MAN yesterday at the rotation point on 24L.
I decided to go just for an hour or so but then I met up with Sadique, a fellow A.net photog, and some others and ended up staying there for seven hours.

Did loads of 200mm rotation shots, then switched to 500mm to get climb outs from 24R after they switched to single runway operations.

A great day out with some unexpected sunburn.

I was going to go for the Bee Wee this morning, but too much beer last night.
Had a lie in, then went to Knowsley safari park with my wife instead. Shot several rolls of film, including a shot of an emu sticking its head through the car window.

Regards,
Craig.


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3672 times:

This day started great!


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Nice deep blue skies! Then a fellow a.net photographer, joined in, and if he reads this, he can comment on what happened next  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Staffan


User currently offlineFlightcheck From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

I too was at MAN yesturday (Saturday 13th). I was situated at the viewing park between 12pm and 3pm. Very busy and very hot.

Regards

Kevin.



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User currently offlineJon01 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

I was at MAN Saturday 13th July. Did any of you notice the very long EAL 747-200 take off on 24R bound for the USA at about 1430. I was amongst the 06L approach lights and it was very low! Got some great shots of it. Was on the mound by 24L Threshold in the morning with my mate armed with Nikon F80s.

Jon


User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

The EAL 742 take-off was long, so was the Delta MD-11 in the morning on 24L, that only just got up. Still sorting through my photos and uploading, Manchester is just fantastic for getting photos, any angle and any shot you want.

Was very hot yesterday still suffering from the burns, had to cancel a Cessna flight cause I felt unwell. Spent all day inside, but did give me chance to get a few photos uploaded.


User currently offlineBapilot2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

AAAAGGGHHHH! God damnit all you ppl at MAN!!! your making me jealous now! Im stuck here at home instead of going MAN until this weekend, when knowing me the weather will go to horrible and rainy and my day at MAN will yet again be reuined! This is one of those classic moments where I wished I was older and had a car!

Seen as it seems you have all been going this weekend......anyone going this Saturday or Sunday coming? (20th and 21st July). Somehow when i try and plan meetings with Tony Silgrim or Lee Archer things never work out, probably due to my lack of transportation and lack of decent equipment. Should I now start taking driving lessons??? I am now getting afraid or actually meeting up with Sadique again, with Lee and some other D30 user, because they will all be there with the big massive lense, and ill b there in the middle with the tiny digital compact looking a total nonce! (Which isnt anything new to be honest, I mean, take me climbing on the climbing frame at the pub on the threshold of 24R trying to get a good vantage point!, Dont invade my climbing frame guys! Im warning you!).

Anyway enough of the jealousey, my best day for photography.....Hard to put an exact pin point, as its always dull whenever I go! But the best exact day would have to have been on the 1st June 2002 at LHR Big grin. Very sunny, warm, sat under the flight path for anything taking off from 09R, layed back on the grass with camera in hand. Then all i needed was a beer but im not old enough to buy some beer from the shop, DOH! Some great results too  Smile.

The best overall day for Photography for me would have to be a Saturday! Aaaas thats the only day I really have avaliable spare to go to MAN, or LHR, stuff SZD :P.


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Oh by the way! I found a good spot for photography at last! Check out the above picture! :P.

Yours Sincerely,
Jason Nicholls
E-Mail - bapilot2b@jjnicholls.fsnet.co.uk

P.S - Sorry for any typing errors, im in a confused state of mind, its been sunny, I contemplated going SZD but thought it would be quiet.....but its been busy all day!



Jason Nicholls - v1images
User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1443 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

Staffan,

I remember that day too. It was great. The clouds were somewhere at an altitude of... 0 feet?  Big grin


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-Joge



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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5036 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

awwwwww.....c'mon!!! Now you chaps are making me all JEALOUS sitting here in the good old U S of A with all those tales of manchester!  Embarrassment

do they have any discount fares to there?  Innocent

Good to see plane spotting/photography is alive and doing well in the U.K.



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineAndyhunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3608 times:
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PHOTO SCREENER

When the light is crystal clear.............that's a great day.

Andrew



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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

Last Thursday. First time I got up early to get to the airport. Lots of nice heavys, UA 777, SQ 777, and a lot of NW and KL 747s. To top that, I shot my first roll of Provia 100F that day (will get them back tomorrow) + Golden light and vapours al over the place. A day I will surely not forget soon!

Wietse



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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 713 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

Well as it happens one of my best was yesterday as well - but while it seems everyone else was at MAN, I was at Duxford at the Flying Legends show taking pictures of real airplanes - you know, the ones with big engines with propellors on the end  Smile

Usually I go to shows with high expectations, but invariably things don't go quite to plan - for once, yesterday, everything fell into place - perfect weather, no equipment hassles, and perfect vantage point.

Pics to follow once I've sorted through the 800 odd shots I took - thank God for digital!

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3581 times:

Bapilot2b,

Seen as it seems you have all been going this weekend......anyone going this Saturday or Sunday coming? (20th and 21st July).

Maybe... Depends on the weather forecast... Nice = yes, bad = no. Next weekend could work though, as we don't have an PA-28 booked from East Midlands anytime over that weekend...

am now getting afraid or actually meeting up with Sadique again, with Lee and some other D30 user, because they will all be there with the big massive lense, and ill b there in the middle with the tiny digital compact looking a total nonce

Ah... Maybe you wouldn't want to meet up then, as yesterday I bought a new trick camera I need to try out Big grin

Colin,

I was at Duxford at the Flying Legends show taking pictures of real airplanes - you know, the ones with big engines with propellors on the end

Too true! Jets are for kids... Real airplanes have propellers and piston engines. Big grin Big grin

Actually, it would have been a good day for me to be photoing too. Sadly (or not as the case may be - I think not actually) we had PA-28 G-BPRY available to us almost all day today so a trip from East Midlands to Dunkeswell and Compton Abbas meant that piloting took priority over photoing!

My best day ever was the first time I did the Davis Monthan Saturday photo tour (used to be able to get off the bus), and the day we got toured round Marana / Pinal Air Park by Schnozz and visited Chandler Memorial in the afternoon... Ah, memories!

Andy






User currently offlineLanpie From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3550 times:
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Lately, I went to two Fly-In, the first one was on May 25, 2002 at Lachute Airport. The weather was very nice. I took 3 rolls of film (36 exposures).

The second was on June 29, 2002 at Sherbrooke Airport. The weather was also very nice. I took 4 rolls of film (36 exposures)

On July 10, 2002 at Dorval Airport (YUL), I spent about 4 hours in the afternoon, I took about 50 photos.

Regards,

Pierre


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3527 times:

27th December 2001. It was a cold winter day with snow evrywhere. The perfect light conditions: direct sunlight from above, and reflecting sunshine from everywhere else. The results (some of them, at least):

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Gerardo
Waiting for the next cold, sunny winter day and snowy landscape




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User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3507 times:

Gerardo
I didn't have the best of luck with snowy days, I was up at MAN in December, a usual 2 hr drive took about 3 hrs on a snowy morning only to the find the new runway closed (best photo points by far)!

Next weekend at MAN? - Will have a C152 booked from EMA on one day but the other maybe possible, probably be at MAN on Sunday but all depends on the weather.


User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

I'd have to say my birthday June 22nd, of this year, was probably the best photography day I have ever had. I was at the Airliners International Convention 2002 and had all these planes take off.


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I also shot BA 747-400 "Wanula Dreaming" but haven't had time to upload those shots.

I mean who could have asked for such a line up?
CO Peter Max, Aramco Private DC-8, KLM Asia, and the British Airways Wanula Dreaming in IAH on one day !!
Couldn't have planned it any better myself.

Plus, got to see lots of friends such as Ben Wang, Joe Pries, and Brian Peters. Got to meet new friends such as Bill Hough and Dave Campbell. All in all, it was a fabulous day!


Jay


User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

too many to mention but the following stand out as being something special

1) Confederate Air Force show, Midland Tx in 1992 - on the ramp for the arrival day

2) Wings over houston show in 1999 - on the ramp for arrivals day.

3) Ramp tours at Moscow Airports - Vnukovo, Domodedevo, Ostefeyvo

4) Moscow - Russian Air Force Museum at Monino

5) Arrival of a proper plane at Lee on Solent (PBY-5A N423RS) Nov 2001.




English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 32
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

Dan330, that day was my lucky day: I had holidays, my wife didn't have to work, so she could take care of our daughter the weather was superb for a few days, and the timetable showed an AN12 this day. I had to wait a long time to get this chance.

But for one lucky day, I have at least 10 unlucky ones, with:
- bad weather and good traffic
- good weather but nothing interesting
- good weather, wonderful aircraft on approach, but wrong runway
- everything OK, but I have to work
- really EVERYTHING Ok, but forgot to turn on the camera
- and so on.

But the topic is called "Best day", so back to the topic...

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Gerardo



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