Dan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2014 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?
Craigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1972 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.
Jon01 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1938 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.
Dan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1922 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.
Bapilot2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 24 Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1912 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 . 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 .
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.
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 57 Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1872 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!
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 530 posts, RR: 18 Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1870 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
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!
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1860 times:
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
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.
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!
Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3480 posts, RR: 34 Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1806 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):
Dan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1786 times:
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.
Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3480 posts, RR: 34 Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1703 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...
dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment