icebird757
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TPA Photography

Mon May 08, 2006 5:21 pm

I went to check out spottersunited.com and to my surprise, the site is not there anymore. So I was wondering if anyone has some good spots to take photos from at TPA and what times of the day are each spot to shoot at? Thanks for your help.
LGB....where you can watch the grass grow because the traffic is so slow.
 
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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 08, 2006 7:26 pm

Oh yeah... TPA has a few good spots:


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For now, the best organized collection of spots is displayed on Google Earth, created by myself.

Check this out:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...ation_photography/read.main/218314

That should help you. Let us know when you're coming. Myself and/or one or two other TPA photographers might be able to personally show you around.

-Justin
 
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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 08, 2006 8:08 pm

I'm coming down there this week....let's get a bunch of local photogs together for a day of Tampa shooting.

Justin, Joey.....you down???? Anyone else?


-Rich
 
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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 08, 2006 11:59 pm

Joey: In August, would 18R be the most-used runway?
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DLX737200
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RE: TPA Photography

Tue May 09, 2006 1:49 am

Quoting Sleekjet (Reply 3):
Joey: In August, would 18R be the most-used runway?

Joey does not have a username on A.net. You must've meant Justin. 18R/36L is generally the most used runway except for right now till May 18th because 18R/36L is closed till then. It's heaven.

Quoting INTENSS (Reply 2):
I'm coming down there this week....let's get a bunch of local photogs together for a day of Tampa shooting.

I was just about to email you Rich. Joey told me you were coming down next weekend. Pending weather, count me in. I want to try some more 18L rotation shots.

-Justin
 
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RE: TPA Photography

Tue May 09, 2006 1:55 am

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 4):
Pending weather, count me in. I want to try some more 18L rotation shots.

Excellent.


-Rich
 
icebird757
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RE: TPA Photography

Fri May 12, 2006 2:16 am

I am planning a trip down there in June. Hey Justin, shoot me an email and lets something up! I am trying to drag Mike Carter down as well.

Stephen
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RE: TPA Photography

Fri May 12, 2006 6:41 am

It will rain on those days.Get your umbrellas ready. Big grin
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RE: TPA Photography

Fri May 12, 2006 10:19 am

Quoting CO777 (Reply 7):
It will rain on those days.Get your umbrellas ready.

Why's that? Fill me in. Who has the reputation of bringing bad weather?
 
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RE: TPA Photography

Fri May 12, 2006 1:46 pm

The one comeing to Tampa in June.
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RE: TPA Photography

Sat May 13, 2006 3:28 am

Quoting CO777 (Reply 7):
It will rain on those days.Get your umbrellas ready. Big grin
Jason Whitebird

No it won't because you were not invited for that reason Rainbird! Big grin

The story behind this is that most places that Jason Whitebird goes to, it rains. Just ask his mother!  Wink
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RE: TPA Photography

Sat May 13, 2006 8:54 am

I wont have to be there for rain in Tampa.As you know its the lightning capital of the country.Thats why i go to Florida in the wintertime.Sunny all the time.
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RE: TPA Photography

Sun May 14, 2006 11:42 pm

Quoting CO777 (Reply 11):
Thats why i go to Florida in the wintertime.Sunny all the time.

Yesterday: Not winter... VERY Sunny. This was yesterday:

First off, to the DL Hanger:

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Met up with Rich, Richard and Ozell there.

Then we went to the Raytheon Area:

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Then off to Chilis for lunch and then Richard went off to visit his mom for a while and Ozell went home for a short bit while Rich and I went to the park to just watch planes and chat while the sun made its transition over the western sky. Finally it did and Joey showed up as well. Later, Richard came back too.

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We also saw some other nice sights at the park/beach:

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Others were enjoying the day too:

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We then went to the garage for a bit as they changed the runway direction and got BA:

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Then after going downstairs, getting a couple tacos for a snack and eyeing some very fine British girls who were probably getting back on the BA flight later, we went back upstairs to see they changed the runway direction again. So we went to the economy lot:

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About the 4th time we saw this plane:

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Joey waving and yawning to the airplanes:

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The group enjoying the day:

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And the best way to end the day:

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And a group shot to boot:

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Left to Right: Ozell, Joey, Rich, Richard, and myself

SO all in all, it was a blast. Come to TPA and we'll try to show you this much fun too!

-Justin
 
icebird757
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RE: TPA Photography

Tue May 16, 2006 4:04 am

Those were some very nice shots! Love the E190. I can't wait to get down there.

Stephen
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RE: TPA Photography

Tue May 16, 2006 7:08 am

I think I've just decided where my summer holiday is going to be!
 
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RE: TPA Photography

Tue May 16, 2006 10:33 am

I wish i could have been to join in the fun. I was without cash and gas this last weekend. I am heading to ZRH for the July meet and going to try to meet with people on my days off in Jun if anybody would like. I have not done any TPA stuff in a while. Need to get back down there.



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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 29, 2006 8:49 am

Ok just trying to get my bearings

I found the fishing hole, doesn't look quite as dangerous as described in the Google thingy, in fact it appears to be where the construction people are parking their cars.

Though the shots seem rather limited, either long lens (300+) or very short (70-100) because of the trees in the way. I might try the beach out one of these days.

The Raytheon area (18L Morn Depart) is that dirt lot behind Gate Gourmet, over near One Buc Place?

I think I understand where everything else is.
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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 29, 2006 9:37 am

Quoting PPGMD (Reply 16):

The Raytheon area (18L Morn Depart) is that dirt lot behind Gate Gourmet, over near One Buc Place?

You got the right area. But there is no longer such a thing as 18L departures anymore since they reopened 18R/36L. All that area is good for is 36R morning departures.

-Justin
 
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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 29, 2006 9:40 am

Quoting PPGMD (Reply 16):
The Raytheon area (18L Morn Depart) is that dirt lot behind Gate Gourmet, over near One Buc Place?

Yep.....by the way, its 36R departures, not 18L

Quoting PPGMD (Reply 16):
Though the shots seem rather limited, either long lens (300+) or very short (70-100) because of the trees in the way. I might try the beach out one of these days.

Well, its worked for me for 3 years now.
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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 29, 2006 9:41 am

Oh I noticed you shot at SRQ, where do you park over there?

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 18):
Yep.....by the way, its 36R departures, not 18L

Simply going by what was on the Google Earth file that was linked in the other thread.

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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 29, 2006 9:50 am

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 12):

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr I wish I was there

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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 29, 2006 9:51 am

Quoting PPGMD (Reply 19):
Oh I noticed you shot at SRQ, where do you park over there?

I'll let Ozell talk about that one. We were there yesterday. But we weren't along the fence this time.

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In the photo above, the plane was superimposed to give the effect of how close we were but in actuallity, thats about what it looked like. haha. What a day

-Justin

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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 29, 2006 9:53 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 18):
Well, its worked for me for 3 years now.

Where do you stand and what lens do you shoot with there?

I tried couple of areas and the angles didn't really impress me that much, then again all I brought with me was my 70-200 and a teleconvertor (came from another shoot for the day).
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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 29, 2006 9:54 am

Quoting PPGMD (Reply 19):

Simply going by what was on the Google Earth file that was linked in the other thread.

I just looked man. It says 36R departures. I tried my best to make sure when I made this that it was accurate.

-Justin

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 20):

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr I wish I was there

HAHAHAHA. Sorry Chris
 
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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 29, 2006 9:56 am

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 21):
I'll let Ozell talk about that one. We were there yesterday. But we weren't along the fence this time.

Too bad I didn't know, I live in Bradenton. I was at the drag races trying to get some good pan shots (got a 3 stop ND filter, low shutter speed, low DOF, very hot IMO).
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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 29, 2006 9:59 am

Quoting PPGMD (Reply 22):

Where do you stand and what lens do you shoot with there?

I tried couple of areas and the angles didn't really impress me that much, then again all I brought with me was my 70-200 and a teleconvertor (came from another shoot for the day).

I usually go there with my 100-400 and these are the kind of shots I get:


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Works for me.
 
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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 29, 2006 11:09 am

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 21):
I'll let Ozell talk about that one

Oh no no no no no no....please feel free to answer this one. Please show your SRQ expertise.

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 25):
Works for me.

But he asked meBig grin But your answer works.
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RE: TPA Photography

Mon May 29, 2006 11:29 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 26):

Oh no no no no no no....please feel free to answer this one. Please show your SRQ expertise.

Dude. I don't know how to get to the spots at SRQ. I just follow you there. Remember? It's YOUR airport!!! You know the roads better than I do.

-Justin

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