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Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Sat May 14, 2005 7:24 pm

Hi!

I am going down to Notts East Midlands Airport today, to have a go with my new Camera.

I was just wondering where some of the best Photography locations are?

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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Sat May 14, 2005 9:30 pm

Ryan
If you have a longish lens, 200mm + there is a mound of earth between the threshold of 27 and the cargo ramp where the UPS usually parks.
To get there go to the lane opposite the Kegworth turn from the road down to Jn 24 of the M1. You can park there and walk along the public footpath and around the perimeter fence.
Steps are an needed for taxying shots.
Expect some hassle from Security but stand your ground.
They cannot move you from there, nor can the Police if Security ask them to move you!
You can expect something like these....plug !

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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Sat May 14, 2005 10:11 pm

Hi Ryan,

Just to add to what Mick has said, I haven't seen the weather forecast for today, but there are good opportunties too for photography when they are landing from the west.

If you are coming from the M1 direction, drive past the main airport entrance and the DHL warehouses and you come to some traffic lights. Turn right here towards Donnington Park race circuit. Pass the race track on your left and immediately there are some gateways on the left that are wide enough to park in without causing an obstruction. From here walk along the top of the concrete retaining wall at the side of the road.

Here you can get excellent landing shots and have a clear view over the DHL apron, which should be no problem to photo with a 200mm lens.

Regards,

Tim.
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Sun May 15, 2005 2:26 am

Hi,

Just got back.

Thanks for the tips! I'll try them places next time, this time though, I went to Diseworth Road / gates, it was quite busy up there, and there was certainly a lot of action today.

You can view some of my best Photos here: My First Photos - Help / Views / Opinions! (by SignalOne May 14 2005 in Aviation Photography)

The rest of my Photos will be on my website by the end of the week  Wink

Cheers, and thanks for the a help!
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Sun May 15, 2005 2:58 am

Ryan,

Looks as though there was plenty to see today. It's always nice to see the Kalitta 747. Was there much over at DHL? I think I can see an A300 in the background of one of your shots.

I find Diseworth Lane is a nice spot to sit in the car and watch the aircraft. The major problem when it comes to photography is that it is south-facing, so on days when the weather is good, you tend to have the sun on the "wrong" side of the aircraft.

From your pics it looks as though they were landing from the west today. If you try the spot I mentioned earlier, you are looking at the other side of the aircraft, with the sun behind you, which is a massive help. From the bottom of Diseworth Lane, turn left and head up towards the aviation park, across the roundabout and follow the road around the end of the runway, towards the race circuit. The concrete wall and the gateways are on the right if you approach from this way.

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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Sun May 15, 2005 3:16 am

Hi,  Smile

Thanks for the directions, that's a great help! The fact that the sun will be behind me will be a massive help, and will improve my Photos Big grin

There was quite a lot over at DHL, here are some pics:





None of the four aircraft moved at all, while I was there as far as I know  Smile.

Cheers, Ryan
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Sun May 15, 2005 3:29 am

Hi

Ryan, I sent u a PM, Have u got it yet?

Nice DHL....Did the [IMG] not work?

cya

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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Sun May 15, 2005 11:57 pm

Hi,

All my Photographs which are of a certain standard are now on My Website

Cheers, Ryan
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Mon May 16, 2005 5:19 am

Hi,

Mick, would you mind telling me where you got some of these shots from, and would I be O.K with my 12x Optical Zoom? Thanks fo your help mate! Big grin


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Is this one Diseworth Road?


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Your Photos are a credit to the site and East Midlands Airport! Well Done! Big grin

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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Mon May 16, 2005 6:03 am

Ryan
You should be okay with your camera and lens at this spot.
It is from the place I described earlier.
Which direction are you travelling from ?
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Mon May 16, 2005 11:22 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the information on the Zoom  Smile

I am traveling South down the M1 towards the Airport, I join the M1 at Junction 26 (North of East Midlands Airport)

Thanks for the help!

Ryan
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Mon May 16, 2005 11:40 pm

Mick (Dendrobatid),

Nice pics from EMA!

Regarding the spot you mention, I tried it a few years ago now and was told within minutes of getting there (by Ops/Airport Security types) that it was airport property and that I was not allowed to take pics from there.

Could you please confirm that location is accessed from lay-by on A453 across the fields and also please outline on what terms you stood your ground. I'd like to try that spot myself if you can give me sufficient ammo to deflect any "please move on" directives.  Smile

Many thanks!
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Tue May 17, 2005 12:11 am

Quoting JetTrader (Reply 11):
Could you please confirm that location is accessed from lay-by on A453 across the fields and also please outline on what terms you stood your ground. I'd like to try that spot myself if you can give me sufficient ammo to deflect any "please move on" directives.

It might well be airport property and they can ASK you to move, but not make you. There is a public footpath that passes nearby and NOTHING to indicate that the land nearby is anything other than open land, no fences, no signs, nothing. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act fits, you can go there !
The Police were called last time and I was threatened with arrest. I told the Police that if they thought they could arrest me, to get on with it and I would sue later..... and I would have. The (young) PC checked with his Sergeant and came and told me a few minutes later that I was right (which as a Sergeant myself for nearly 20 years I knew anyway)
The Police can arrest you on the airport (ie the other side of the fence) but not simply because you are on airport property.
The only way the airport could prevent you going there would be to take out a County Court injunction and they would also have to prove damage or substantial nuisance. They couldn't. I would not give my details to the airport authorities though I did to the Police but told them that they could not give my details to the airport authorities. The Police would commit an offence if they did now.
I go there when the mood takes me and will continue to do so. If you want to go and are worried, let me know and I'll try and join you as moral support. You will probably not get hassle and some of the security stop for a chat, with just a couple objecting, often after you have been there for ages.
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Tue May 17, 2005 12:38 am

Hi,

Mick, could you tell me how to get to the location for those shots I posted, I just need some clarification, my details on where I am coming from I posted on my above post.

Cheers, and thanks for the help, Ryan Big grin
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Tue May 17, 2005 12:46 am

Ryan
Go off the M1 at junction 24 and head for the airport.
Just before the landing lights there is a junction to the right but also a no right turn sign.
You need to go up to the island and double back. Park on that lane where there are tables and chairs. There is a picket gate on a public footpath. Take that and follow the perimeter fence around to the lump, mound.
Steps will be needed to be able to photograph over the fence for taxying shots but you should be okay for landing shots without them.
This place is only any good when they are using runway 27, ie landing over the motorway.
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Tue May 17, 2005 1:03 am

Thanks for the help Mick, is runway 27 the one that runs parallel with the fence up at the emergency gates?

Ryan Big grin
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Tue May 17, 2005 1:07 am

Ryan
It is the only runway, 27 when landing over the motorway, 09 when the other way
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Tue May 17, 2005 2:50 am

Mick,

That legal information is very helpful indeed. I'll email you later as there are a few specific things I would like to ask you. I've been on the receiving end of the airport security bully tactics at Finningley a couple of times recently. On both occasions I pointed out to them that I wasn't committing an offence by being were I was and politely told them to get lost. I'd be interested to know EXACTLY what to say to the Police if they are called as one of the spots I think is on airport land.

I'm having a ride over there now, as I think they'll taking off on runway 02 towards the north, which is excellent for photography as the aircraft taxi.

Regards,

Tim.
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Wed May 18, 2005 1:25 am

Hi,

I have been to the new Aeropark, but cannot remember looking at the views it gives of the Airport. So, can good views of the Aircraft which are on Taxi, and Landing be obtained from here?

Cheers, Ryan  Smile
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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Wed May 18, 2005 3:30 am

Ryan,

I've never been, so I cannot say what specific view you will get, but it's basically a bit further west along the perimeter fence than Diseworth Lane, so you still have the sun problem. As I've driven past, it seems lower-set in comparison to the runway than Diseworth Lane too.

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RE: Photography At Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Sat May 21, 2005 5:04 am

Mick,

You the man! I am certainly up for a visit of this mound, I'd like to see how the authorities handle it all.

SingleOne - Welcome abaord! I been at EMA for about 3 years now taking pics... It can be very mondane, but also great with its varies visitors. If you want help with anything, please let me know?!

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