EGGD
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Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 10:11 am

Hi Guys,

I know that, quite often Dean and Gary go to LHR sometime during August for a couple of days (I recall Paul being there too last year??). Now I also know that alot of people are out at LHR during this month, so why not make an 'unofficial date' for a meeting, I must not be the only one who wants to see Colin, Gary, Chris, Jason, Paul, and by that time Andy Martin ( Big grin) fighting it out with their Digital SLR's, not to mention all those other guys who shoot at LHR!

What do you say? If we could all make it down to LHR while Gary was down from Aberdeen, if he is coming down from Aberdeen, I think it would be quite a day!

Just imagine the Dupes  Wow!

How about it? Your comments

Regards

Dan
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 11:44 am

Jason and I have already talked about the idea of getting a whole load of us together for a kind of "digital shootout" (frankly the idea terrifies me!) - but the logistics of it are likely to be a nightmare; trying to get so many photogs together in the same place on the same day! J and I have been trying to arrange a day to shoot together since we last met up on December 8, and we haven't managed it yet!  Nuts

(and you just KNOW that if we all arranged a day when we could be at LHR, it would go and RAIN on us, don't you? Paul's bobble hat would get wet! Smile/happy/getting dizzy)
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 5:12 pm

Dont worry about dupes if your sensible it doesnt happen. Form our trip to LHR last year I dont think there are any the same on Airliners from Gary, Dean and myself, mind you think I have only uploaded less then 10 out of the 1400  Big grin

Depending on work im up for a get together, you never know we may even persuade Andy over from Switzerland  Smile

Cheers

Paul
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 5:12 pm

As a Christmas present I now have a water proof bobble hat  Big thumbs up

Cheers

Paul
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 5:33 pm

I like the "shootout" idea!! I think ZRH would be a fine place to do it. Lots of different spots!!  Big thumbs up
Or we could do it at VIE so that people have more time to talk together and to realy between the arrivals and departures Big grin
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 5:36 pm

I am definately hitting London this year. My preference would be May or July (I'm in the Army in June), as it shouldn't be as hot, and the days are longest. How's the weather during those months?

I'd be glad to meet with you guys.

Cheers,

Charles
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 5:54 pm

Well I'd be up for it work committments permitting ... even if a lot of dups were shot, it might be interesting to compare results of equipment variations in this forum.

Cheers,

Colin
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:51 pm

Charles, you can't rely on the weather any month of the year at LHR. Frequently, we end up with a sudden unexpected hot and sunny spell sometime in the spring (March-April) then seem to have hardly any sunshine again until July...  Nuts

But yes, just from the point of view of getting plenty of daylight, May or July are not a bad bet. I'll certainly join in, provided it doesn't clash with a weekend I have to work.
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 10:37 pm

I can come to, should be good. Just how many BA 319 photos can we get in the database  Big thumbs up

LGW
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 12:42 am

I will, of course, be there.  Big grin

I have to say that, in terms of variety of shooting options, LHR isn't what I would call the best airport. I have been led to believe by Peter that ZRH is much better for this sort of thing. Of course, an outing to LHR doesn't feel very 'exciting' given that I only live 20 miles away!

J
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 1:04 am

Well, I have to admit that my travel 'options' are 'limited', ie. I have no money, and I have to have transport from my parents (I haven't been allowed to go to the airport on my own, my goodness, shows my age!!!  Big grin). So I guess, the only place I could make it to apart from LHR would be MAN or LGW, or maybe even AMS depending on the date/weather/time etc.

I was just planning it on Gary Watt's usual pilgramage to LHR in August Big grin

regards

Dan
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 3:11 am

There will probably be a northern 'a.net' convention at EDI when the French rugby supporters arrive/depart around the weekend March 22nd <> March 24th. The charter list I've seen looks pretty good. I won't name the photogs, but including myself, I reckon there will be around seven guys who upload into this website.... and not forgetting many more NIF's (slide/print shooters) who submit their shots into the mainstream magazines.

I thought I'd mention it here.

Gerry/EDI
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 4:50 am

In case anyone is interested Im at LGW all day next Tuesday. You can see me at the observation deck or 26 holding point at some point during the day. But if its pissing rain, which apparently its going to be, Im headin' into town. Its actually quite funny, Ben and I are swopping airports for the day, he's coming to DUB and Im going to LGW.......its a small world !

Martin
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 5:39 am

Martin,

I may see you there next Tuesday, I have to pop up to LHR for a plane  Wink/being sarcastic and then I will probably be down at LGW for the rest of the day.

Mail me about meeting up, especially if Ben's in Dublin Big grin

Cheers

Paul

 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 5:47 am

Make your way up to NCL during July and early August, and we'll talk Dan.  Smile

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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 5:56 am

All the way to see the same stuff? I don't think so!!!
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 6:20 am

Are the spotting posibilities as good at LHR as at NCL?

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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 6:38 am

What do you mean 'as good as'? LOL, I think most people who have been to NCL believe it is pretty dyer for photography/spotting compared to most UK airports.

where is Gary btw?
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 6:52 am

Gary who?
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 6:55 am

If you want Gary to communicate, can I suggest you entice him with a juicy worm or a buttery!  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 5:10 pm

"Mail me about meeting up, especially if Ben's in Dublin"

I get it, you lot pack me off to DUB for the day and let me sleep all day whilst you lot get all the LGW widebodies!

BTW Paul do you need a map of the 26 area at LGW?  Big thumbs up

LGW
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 8:00 pm

Gary has a new toy to play with so he's much to busy to be near a PC Big grin

Ben just where is runway 26 anyway??

Cheers

Paul

PS Ben you may be surprised soon  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 10:40 pm

Thom@s: Are the spotting posibilities as good at LHR as at NCL?

Newcastle gets about half a dozen Cessna's every day but not much else. If that's your scene...  Big grin

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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Sun Feb 10, 2002 1:05 am

"PS Ben you may be surprised soon"

Paul if you ever get a shot at 26 you HAVE to upload it! Big grin

LGW
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Mon Feb 11, 2002 5:43 pm

Oh yeah, NCL sucks for spotting, I forgot. Big grin







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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Mon Feb 11, 2002 7:53 pm

Hey Thomas, do you have any that weren't taken through dirty glass?  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Mon Feb 11, 2002 8:33 pm

EGDD, none of those were taken through glass windows. They are all from the rwy 25 approach. it was a grey day, and i used that crappy scanner of mine so the quality sucks. But the spotting location is excellent.

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Tue Feb 12, 2002 2:37 am


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This was taken through a thick plastic window, does it show?  Smile

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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Tue Feb 12, 2002 4:37 am

Yeah but you still have to take photographs through plastic windows of non-important subjects Big grin. I could stay at home and photograph more interesting stuff, half the effort, twice the comfort!!!

Not to mention all the aircraft stored at FZO (I think there are 11 aircraft photographable at the moment, just can't be arsed Big grin).

EGG
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Tue Feb 12, 2002 7:43 pm

Hi guys,

i might be heading for LHR in August ... not 100 % sure as yet ... depending on a couple of things ... but there is a fair chance ....

Wonder if a good old "Slide shooter" can cope with all the "digi's" over there .....

But if things go well I should be in Europe the 2nd week of August .... have to use my BA frequent flyer points anyway !!!

Also - has anyone been to the last LGW convention ? Is it any good for slide collectors ? When is the next one on ? Heard rumours about April or so .... thanks for help !

Cheers,

Frank Schaefer
 
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RE: Any August Plans? Lhr? UK Shooters?

Wed Feb 13, 2002 5:09 am

Well I made it over to LGW today. Not a bad day had really. Got moved on by the Police though which kinda spoiled it but however.......
Im exhausted I'll tell yall later

Martin

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