Any other plane spotters here?

2 years 7 months ago #546392 by Bryston3bsst
This is a gas to do but you have to be very careful where you go. Stepping onto airport property you really have to watch your step as now you are flirting with federal law.......consequences grow exponentially.

I've found a great place to stand that is off of their property yet, as you can see, provides some great vantage points.

This guy was running along an ILS gantry I was standing under.















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2 years 7 months ago #546414 by Alyssa Briggs
This is a great set! Awesome capture! 


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2 years 7 months ago #546679 by Jackman
These are cool shots.  I like the symmetry of the first shot the best.  Not sure what you have going on in the right side of the photo.  

I tried photographing airplanes taking off and landing last year and no sooner did I get my tripod set up, a security guard came by and told me to pack up.  That pilots didn't want to be coming in and seeing someone set up with something that could be something other than a camera.  

What lens are you using on these? 


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2 years 7 months ago - 2 years 7 months ago #546713 by Bryston3bsst

Jackman wrote: These are cool shots.  I like the symmetry of the first shot the best.  Not sure what you have going on in the right side of the photo.  

I tried photographing airplanes taking off and landing last year and no sooner did I get my tripod set up, a security guard came by and told me to pack up.  That pilots didn't want to be coming in and seeing someone set up with something that could be something other than a camera.  

What lens are you using on these? 


The sort of beige form on the right is an ILS gantry I was standing under, pic below.



I shot these with the Canon 100-400 II.

I know what you mean about getting run off. That's always a concern. I don't use a tripod so maybe that attracted some attention to you.


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2 years 7 months ago #546732 by PhotoViking
I confess that I, occasionally, do some spotting. However I don't have the problems you do: I live in southwest Germany - only a few minutes from the Swiss border. Next airport is Zürich, Switzerland; only 30 minutes drive from where I live. The Swiss airport authorities have even arranged a number of spotting - places around the airport and I never had any problems taking my camera + tripod to the spectators terrace at one of the terminals.
Her is one I took on a Sunday a couple of weeks ago.......
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
ISO: 160
Aperture: f/8.0
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Captured: Sun, 8 Oct 2017 13:35pm

Festina lente!
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2 years 7 months ago #547404 by tobythephotoguy
This is a really cool series. Never really crossed my mind as subject matter, either.


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2 years 7 months ago #547676 by Breanna Ellington
:agree:  It seems like the shots are from the movie Transformers. 


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2 years 7 months ago #548168 by Jin Hyuk Kwon
great set! Nice timing! 


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2 years 6 months ago #550600 by Bob S.
We live about a 15 minute walk from Key West International Airport. The runway (only one) either goes or comes, depending on the wind, right over route A1A about 1000 ft from it's end. Most of the planes are small private jets, props and seaplanes. They also get Delta 737s(which the pilots inform their passengers of the VERY hard stop coming up), United, American and SilverAir. You can sit right there on the bike/running/walking path with everything going right over your head. There is also a Navy base 6 miles up the Keys, so we get huge transporters and a lot of F-whatevers on training missions going by. Here's one of the seaplanes coming in.

 
Make: NIKON
Model: COOLPIX B700
ISO: 400
Aperture: f/8.0
Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec
Captured: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:43pm


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2 years 6 months ago #550647 by Bryston3bsst
That's a nice shot.

I'll make a suggestion to you if I may.......when shooting screw driven planes, set your shutter to around 160 or so. Using a high shutter speed with this type of plane freezes the props and makes for kind of an odd look.....a plane in the air without the propellers turning.

Just an example...



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2 years 4 months ago #561741 by Monica Martinez
Incredible shots! Wonderfully done! 


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2 years 4 months ago #562034 by Rohan Tushar
Great set here! 


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2 years 4 months ago #562305 by Jin Hyuk Kwon
Awesome shots! 


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2 years 4 months ago #562525 by Carl Mendez
I want one too! 


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