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Warning About Dublin And Heat-haze!

Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:16 pm

Hi all,

Thanks to all who offered tips for DUB.

Having spent a very disappointing day there yesterday (busy place but everything is FR or EI!) I got my images home, only to find that almost every single one is heat-hazed - from three different spots too!

In the air, on the ground; you name it, it's awful! Whether this is a summer thing I don't know but I'll be in no hurry to go back - even at FR's super-low fare of £2!!!

Be warned if you go in the summer!

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RE: Warning About Dublin And Heat-haze!

Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:16 pm

Dublin very often suffers in this way.
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RE: Warning About Dublin And Heat-haze!

Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:04 pm

Shame because the photography spots along the length of 28/10 are superb. We noticed that it was possible to get out to the approach at either end so if I ever found myself there again I'd shoot them well before they reached the deck!

Also, didn't realise the sun isn't good for 28/10 until about 10:30 earliest - is there anywhere we could've set up at the terminal where early-morning shots are possible?

Finally, it appears that if the wind shifts to a direct south-easterly or north-westerly the diagonal cross-runway is used. Yesterday it went from a westerly (using 28) to an easterly (using 10), then to a south-easterly (diagonal - whatever it's called). Since we were on foot and already having walked a fair distance we decided not to hunt for a spot at the other end it looked miles!), however by the look of it there may be a places for photo's up that way.

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RE: Warning About Dublin And Heat-haze!

Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:10 pm

This time of year I rarely spot after 10-10.30AM due to heat haze, prefer to be out in the field at 4.30AM when the light is soft orange.
And I don't really think it's just a DUB problem, it's at CPH, MMX, CDG, PEK, HKG...it's tough being a spotter now.
Maybe we should photograph less and watch more, haze is no problem then  Smile
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RE: Warning About Dublin And Heat-haze!

Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:39 pm

We're quite lucky at MAN in not having to suffer from it a great deal. The field opposite the tower is worst but if they're high enough when they pass you can do alright.

Strange how some spots at certain airports are notorious for it. I frequent Malaga during the summer months and I've never had a problem with heat-haze - even when the temperature has exceeded 35 degrees!

I dislike shooting between about 11:00 and 16:00 in summer; not just because of haze but also due to the height of the sun. I reckon it's always better when it's boiling hot to take them when they're still in the air; well in the air, which is the lesson learned from DUB!

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RE: Warning About Dublin And Heat-haze!

Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:21 am



Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 3):
This time of year I rarely spot after 10-10.30AM due to heat haze

Same with me and also the same problem in Frankfurt! When temperatures are quite low but insolation is strong you always have to suffer this bloody heat haze. The morning and evening hours are my favourites. Sun is low and warm and the engines are not just a black hole!
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