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Famous A.net Photographer Visits ZRH And INN

Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:25 am

Hi All,

Well, I just dropped off Gary Watt at the airport, after a weekend of photography at ZRH and INN.

The weather forecast for the whole period wasn't the best, but with no small amount of positive thinking, the gods smiled on us and at least blessed us with some rays of sunshine.

The first day was spent at ZRH, with a nice spot of ramp access arranged. As you know with the ramp, you have to focus on certain subjects, and this we did with the Royal Barge taking star billing:


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It wasn't a difficult choice Big grin

Second day, we arranged to go to INN, as it was one of those "must go" locations for any aviation photographer. The weather forecast was a bad one.........rain and snow. Woke up at 0300 and set off at 0400, arriving at 0700. Weather looked so so, and when we met up with some of the nicest people you could hope to meet, Florian Trojer, Wolfgang Hut and Andreas Stoeckl, we were amazed to see that the sun had decided to poke out from behind a hazy sky. Funnily enough, mixed with the snow on the ground, the aircraft were fully lit! The morning was spent at the landing spot for Runway 26, and we were hoping for some 08 departures in front of the mountains, but they kept coming down to 28 for takeoff, apart from the Monarch B757, which Gary, feeling stressed by the whole thought of photographing at INN, procceded to royally screw up Big grin

Afternoon we went down to 08, caught a couple of landings and lineup and then went back to 26, to finally catch some climb out shots. On the way, we had to stop at the end of 28 for a "Finnair" special


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Today was spent at the carpark at ZRH overlooking Runway 28 and then the heliport grill. Again, weather predictions were not the best, and once it starting snowing at around 1015, we though we were done for the day. but then the clouds got blown out and the sun came out Big grin And to top it all off, they switched to Runway 10 for departures, and that gave us the opportunity for some 40mm taxi shots.

So all in all a good weekend. Spending three days with Gary has made me realise that he is in fact a crap photographer Big grin and how he got to be a screener always amazed me. I'm sure that he is going to attempt to parade his results on here very shortly, luckily he is a bit of a photoshop wizard, and boy does he need it!

Last but not least, it was his first time on the ramp, and he got so excited, that he fainted on the ramp.............I have the photographic evidence Big grin now Gary, how much would you like to pay me for THAT pic!

Andrew


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RE: Famous A.net Photographer Visits ZRH And INN

Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:08 am

Peter,

(who said that I should be happy that Gary is a screener)

As should you, and as should we all.

I'm actually happier that he is one of the nicest people who I have had the pleasure to meet, one of many of the NICE people in this hobby, who are willing to go out of their way to help others. The best thing about Gary is that he focuses on the positive things.

Cheers!

Andrew



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RE: Famous A.net Photographer Visits ZRH And INN

Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:18 am

Andy,

Thanks for the great report and couldnt agree more with the penultimate paragraph  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers

Paul
 
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RE: Famous A.net Photographer Visits ZRH And INN

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:07 am

Hi all

A little tired and ratty at the fact that KLM did not supply booze on the flight home  Sad

Who the hell wants orange juice and a cheese bun for tea?

I'll talk more when I am a little more awake.........oh, and after downloading the pictures to the PC. The FlashTrax performed well  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers

Gary
 
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RE: Famous A.net Photographer Visits ZRH And INN

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:13 pm

Paul Big grin I hope Gary agrees as well!

Gary, glad to see that at least SOMETHING performed well over the last few days  Smile

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RE: Famous A.net Photographer Visits ZRH And INN

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:51 pm

Well

You guys seemed to have enjoyed your weekend...

Just don't understand how can one faint while shooting on the ramp. Probably still dizzy after having had some cheap wine  Big grin
Judging by your shots Andrew, it looks like Gary brought some of its famous Aberdeen weather.
Looking forward to see his shots from the ramp. Most certainly all are badangle, owing to dizziness caused by jet fuel... Big grin

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RE: Famous A.net Photographer Visits ZRH And INN

Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:17 pm

Hi Luis

Pity you could not make it. I am not sure you would have been able to cope with the weather. Living in Scotland, it was pretty hard for me to get used to. Glad I took my hat and gloves.

Andrew let me borrow one of his jackets...........for style, he hasn't got a clue  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers

Gary
 
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RE: Famous A.net Photographer Visits ZRH And INN

Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:33 pm

Hi Gary,

I hope you bought Andy a lunch after your stop at UBS to pick up all the money you made with your priority instant add vouchers.  Wink/being sarcastic

Btw, have you also been to FRA last week? There was guy playing the bagpipes near Rwy 18 on Monday afternoon. (No kidding!)

Thomas
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RE: Famous A.net Photographer Visits ZRH And INN

Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:01 pm

Hi Thomas

What or where is UBS?

Nope, never been to Frankfurt so it could not have been me playing the bagpipes  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers

Gary
 
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RE: Famous A.net Photographer Visits ZRH And INN

Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:08 pm

What or where is UBS?
Union Bank of Switzerland Big grin
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