Airplanepics
Topic Author
Posts: 2590
Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:12 am

Photography At CGN

Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:15 am

Hey all,

I have just booked up a trip to Cologne after seeing all of the lovely images that come from the observation deck there. Can someone tell me what time the observation deck closes?

Any other information about CGN would be great. Ill be there for the day so will try and get as many photos as possible!

Kind Regards,

Simon Nicholls
Simon - London-Aviation.com
 
INNflight
Posts: 3526
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:11 am

RE: Photography At CGN

Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:50 am

Don't know about opening / closing times, but it's usually open the whole day so from early morning until evening.

The obs.deck is glassed, but with a chair from the terrace you can easily shoot over the glass walls!

Regards,
Florian
Jet Visuals
 
Airplanepics
Topic Author
Posts: 2590
Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:12 am

RE: Photography At CGN

Sat Jan 15, 2005 5:02 am

Florian,

Do they mind you climbing on stuff to see over?

Simon
Simon - London-Aviation.com
 
INNflight
Posts: 3526
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:11 am

RE: Photography At CGN

Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:14 am

I've done it about 7hrs the day I've been there, nobody ever complained!
Jet Visuals
 
spencer
Posts: 1518
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2004 8:30 pm

RE: Photography At CGN

Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:45 pm

Never had any problems when I've been. There's a guard up there but he was really helpful, even told us when the interesting traffic was due in!  Smile
Spencer.
EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
 
chris78cpr
Posts: 2733
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:44 am

RE: Photography At CGN

Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:09 pm

Don't stand on the large wobbly information tables/desks that are right up against the glass.

When i was there in september to go on the IR SP flight. We went up there to watch it come in and there was about 6 people standing on it and it was very unstable and felt like it was bout to collapse!

Chris
5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
 
fuairliner
Posts: 530
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2001 7:23 pm

RE: Photography At CGN

Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:20 pm

Hi Simon,

the glass on the terrace itself is tinted, so you must have something to stand on. When I was there last July there was no chair to stand on available.

An alternative is a spot inside the terminal with non-tinted (and clean) glass which is below the terrace. It also gives you a better angle of the planes, you don't shoot from too high above.


Frank
Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
 
Airplanepics
Topic Author
Posts: 2590
Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:12 am

RE: Photography At CGN

Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:22 pm

An alternative is a spot inside the terminal with non-tinted (and clean) glass which is below the terrace. It also gives you a better angle of the planes, you don't shoot from too high above.


Do the authorities mind people doing this?
Simon - London-Aviation.com
 
chris78cpr
Posts: 2733
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:44 am

RE: Photography At CGN

Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:32 pm

When i was there we walked past about 60 people standing there with cameras and reg books and god knows what else!

They didnt care, they just kept an eye on them!

Chris
5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
 
eddl
Posts: 672
Joined: Fri Dec 20, 2002 4:54 am

RE: Photography At CGN

Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:34 pm

An alternative is a spot inside the terminal with non-tinted (and clean) glass which is below the terrace. It also gives you a better angle of the planes, you don't shoot from too high above.

Due to the Germanwings expansion the view from terminal area is blocked as there are aircraft parked 80% of the time.

Why not bring a ladder, Simon?

EDDL
 
Airplanepics
Topic Author
Posts: 2590
Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:12 am

RE: Photography At CGN

Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:38 pm

Why not bring a ladder, Simon?

It's a bit difficult as im flying EZY. I don't really want to have to check it in - as this takes time. Knowing EZY, they will charge me for it anyway!

Thanks for all of your comments.
Simon
Simon - London-Aviation.com
 
eddl
Posts: 672
Joined: Fri Dec 20, 2002 4:54 am

RE: Photography At CGN

Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:42 am

The obs.deck is glassed, but with a chair from the terrace you can easily shoot over the glass walls!

I have been to CGN today. No chairs outside as it's winter time.

EDDL

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests