747forever
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Best Places For Photos At Gatwick

Wed Sep 25, 2002 5:14 pm

Hi everyone,
just wondering if anyone could give me any advice on where to get the best photos at Gatwick, i'm looking to get the following sort of shots:


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Any help would be greatly appreciated, i have up to 300mm of zoom, will that be enough for the above type of shots?

Cheers,

Jeff.
 
Sukhoi
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RE: Best Places For Photos At Gatwick

Wed Sep 25, 2002 6:01 pm

Ben's pictures are all shot from the western end of the airport when 08R was in use.

Just had a look at my shots from last week and the BA777 was probably shot at around 90-100mm, I have a similar CO shot that says it 98mm and a similar shot of a 734 would be around 170-180mm. These shots were taken from the now famous "mound of muck" which is in a field adjacent to the airport, if you have to ask what the mound is made from you dont want to stand on it Big grin

Im sure Ben will fill in the details of the other shots but if they are using 08R then 300mm is plenty.

Cheers

Paul
 
747forever
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RE: Best Places For Photos At Gatwick

Wed Sep 25, 2002 6:22 pm

Thanks for the info Paul  Smile

Cheers,

Jeff.
 
LGW
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RE: Best Places For Photos At Gatwick

Thu Sep 26, 2002 8:50 pm

Well, what is left to be said!

Paul pretty much covered it all.

All of these shots can be had @ 300mm.

Yeah, the BA772 shot needs about 90mm i think and the other two shots, JMC and DL probably near the 250-300mm range.

Enjoy LGW, we do get some good stuff and photography especially at the 08 end is very good

LGW
 
747forever
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RE: Best Places For Photos At Gatwick

Thu Sep 26, 2002 10:31 pm

Thanks Ben,
i just have one more question, are there any car parking facilties around the 08 end, and the 26 end as well, if they're using that?

Cheers,

Jeff.
 
LGW
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RE: Best Places For Photos At Gatwick

Thu Sep 26, 2002 10:36 pm

@26 you will need to use BAA short stay south terminal car park.

@08 there is a lay-by across the road and just up from the pub flight tavern, free parking of course being a lay-by you wont get moved on but please use it as many people continue to park at the crash gate @ 08 and you are not allowed

This is where I park and I think, Paul too

LGW
 
747forever
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RE: Best Places For Photos At Gatwick

Thu Sep 26, 2002 10:42 pm

 Wow! that was quick!

thanks a lot Ben, looks like i'm all set, but will 10 rolls of film be enough?  Big grin
 
LGW
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RE: Best Places For Photos At Gatwick

Fri Sep 27, 2002 12:05 am

Can't help you, I work in MB's not Rolls of film Big grin

Seriously 10 should do you well, enjoy yourself

LGW

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