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How Do You Guys Get Good Photos These Days?  
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4657 times:

Now that spotters are usually run off (or even detained/arrested) in the U.S. for spotting these days, how do you guys still manage to get such good pics in the database. It's been awhile since I've been able to add a good photo to the database, because I can't seem to linger in good spotting areas for any length of time.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
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User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

I got to airports where I know people there that will take me out or let me out. Also I am badged at LGB so I can drive around the field and take nice 50mm shots.

User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2509 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

Simple! Get bigger glass, or better: Move over to AMS!


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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Harm Rutten


This pic was taken from public road at AMS!! No passes require. No cops looking at you like you're a potential security threat. Nobody asking for your ID, let alone taking you away in government vehicles.
Just lot's of people enjoying a nice day and admiring planes from all over the world! What a great country I live in [spotters wise that is...]. I just hope we can keep it like that.

Yes it's a shameless plug, but it's my first photo on A.net [my only one to date] and I'm damn proud of being part of this community and let you all enjoy the results of our spotting opportunities we have here!

Kind Regards,
PW100



Immigration officer: "What's the purpose of your visit to the USA?" Spotter: "Shooting airliners with my Canon!"
User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4565 times:

We aren't run off by airport personell, we might be asked what we are doing and left alone, but nobody really kicks us out...


I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

We aren't run off by airport personell, we might be asked what we are doing and left alone, but nobody really kicks us out...

Consider yourself fortunate.



Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineWagz From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 516 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4424 times:
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I second that, consider yourself fortunate. My father was taken in to custody in March. We just went back (and got kicked out) again anyway.

Maybe I should move to Europe and avoid the hassle?

Joe Wagner



I think Big Foot is blurry, Its not the photographers fault. Theres a large out of focus monster roaming the countryside
User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2038 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4404 times:
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I personally haven't had the chance to do a lot of spotting, ever I guess. But have heard a lot of people who have tried, and not succedded. It really upsets me that I can be arrested for taking a picture of what, in essence, is a hunk of metal. Granted what happened on September 11th was bad, but I don't think it's worth restricting people from doing something they love, or in most cases do for a living, fly, and enjoy doing it. But the people who write the laws and inforce them probably don't see what's so cool about 750,000 pounds of basically metal and people flying through the air at speeds upwards of 500MPH and an altitude of 40,000 feet, when they themselves can jump about 1 foot off the ground and come right down.

That may be a little off topic (or a lot), but hey.


User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4373 times:

I had a lot of luck until... today  Sad
While coming back from Geneseo I deceided to make a stop in KROC. After 15 minutes Mrs Sherriff arrived and had me removed.


User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2038 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4272 times:
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After about shitting a brick from seeing the CRJ in the new NWA c/s taxi to the gate at KAZO (Kalamazoo, MI) I had to get a picture, got out of my car got the camera out and within 3 minutes was told to leave by 3 security guards. This has got to stop  Pissed

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