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Some Of The Best Spot For Slides In The World!

Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:25 pm

Hi all

Share some of the best (public accessible) spot you know which is good for side on profile shots (slides) with us here!

I found Beijing Rwy 36L holding spot is the best in the world IMHO. But this spot soon will be closed  Sad What a shame, every plane departure used to hold in front of you, with mostly 35-80mm lens fit everything. Sun behind all day and you can kill 40-50 rolls (of whatever) easily! Traffic departs every 2 mins, sometimes traffic can hold up to 30mins!

Not that kinda DSLR user place to hang around though  Big grin










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RE: Some Of The Best Spot For Slides In The World!

Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:28 pm

I agree with you Sam. I will surely miss this spot when it will be closed. I enjoyed it in January 1995.

Anders
 
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RE: Some Of The Best Spot For Slides In The World!

Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:34 pm

AT AMS the new runway provides some good opportunities


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You need a bit more mm here but 200mm is sufficient.


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Best Spot for slides when you are limited to the outside.
747 is about 85mm

AT CDG this spot is pretty good in the morning: This was shot with 50mm. Only problems there can be the fence which is in the ditch, the annoying Sofitel and the fact that there are always tons of people around.

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RE: Some Of The Best Spot For Slides In The World!

Thu Jan 22, 2004 8:17 pm

At the Airbus Industrie plant at Hamburg-Finkenwerder (XFW) you great opportunities. This one didn't move for about half an hour doing engine runs, so you would have been able to shot as many rolls as you want (at 70mm):

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Action shots at 100mm are also possible:

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And if the sun moves in front of you (after 2.00 pm), you can get shots like this on the taxiway at about 50mm:

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Unfortunately, movements are very slow (an average of five different aircraft per day, on some days less, on some days more).


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RE: Some Of The Best Spot For Slides In The World!

Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:30 am

Phoenix Sky Harbor, Terminal 2. Walk across the roadway to the rocky embankment. Everything is under 100mm:


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RE: Some Of The Best Spot For Slides In The World!

Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:36 am

At Geneva before he closed the long terrace!!!
But its still possible to make some nice shots there!!


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RE: Some Of The Best Spot For Slides In The World!

Fri Jan 23, 2004 3:00 am

what about the Avis lot in YVR?


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RE: Some Of The Best Spot For Slides In The World!

Fri Jan 23, 2004 3:07 am

What is happening to the spot at Beijing, and when?

How does one get there (by public transport)?
 
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RE: Some Of The Best Spot For Slides In The World!

Fri Jan 23, 2004 3:09 am

There might not be a lot of traffic but the holding spot at LGB is nice in the morning.

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RE: Some Of The Best Spot For Slides In The World!

Fri Jan 23, 2004 3:26 am

Air China is planning to build a parking apron for cargo planes near that spot. (If my memory is correct). At the momement you could take photos near that spot, but you will be very likely to be moved by security...

Of course the best way is to take a taxi to take you around the airport. Very cheap - from the passenger terminal to 36L/R spots will cost you no more than 30 Yuan (approx £2). But bear in mind that the taxi drivers may refuse you to get on his car because the journey is too short! That is because the taxis queue are queuing up for several kilometers(yes! The queue is spectacular!), they have been waiting up to 5 hours to get hired... of course they want to make the journey as long as possible to earn more money! May be this is unlikely to happen to western-looking foreigners... but who knows?
Please excuse my poor English.

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