Gregg Stansberry and I take a lot of pics in ATL. Since 9/11 we have been forced to cut way back. We had several places that we have not tried since 9/11 while we let things "cool down". One place that I tried since 9/11 is just off of I 285 on Clark Howell hwy. About a month ago I had a police officer come by. I volunteered by drivers license and work ID and was as friendly as I could be. He looked at the ID's and said it was OK for me to take pics at that location. When the same officer came by a few days later he stopped behind me. When I got out of me vehicle and approached his he recognized me, waved at me and pulled away.
A few days later another officer came by and told me "No picture taking allowed".
I was finished anyway and was packed up and leaving when she showed up. I did not argue with her even though I feel I was doing nothing wrong. I just diffused the situation by complying with her wishes and left. I did not want to ruin it for anyone else.
Although I was not near any "secure area" the planes fly almost overhead when they land. The runway threshold (27L) is about 300 yards away from where I parked. (Just to give you an Idea of the photo angle.) The spot is particularly good when the planes are taking off to the East (9R and 9L). I don't have any photo's on Anet taken from this location because when the data base was in trouble everything I uploaded got "lost". I had three pics that I uploaded that got put into the HQ area and were immediately put in the DB. The rest were lost (approx. 15-20). When you have a dial up connection that connects at 24.4 that can be a little frustrating. So, I will wait until I am sure the DB is ok before uploading again.
I am going to DEN thanksgiving week. Are there any good places still left to take pics from?
Tommy Simms ATL
PS. My first post sorry it's so long.