TJ....here are a couple of shots from that park. You'll need a lens that has at least 300mm to 400mm reach (400mm would be better), the small stuff (like the 737s, A320 is okay). The afternoon light during the summer at this location seems to be very nice for 22R departures (not sure if it would be a good location for winter light). These were taken with my 80-400mm lens. After parking the car, I walked out towards the water (there are a few paths there).
Those are fantastic, mark! I may have to check that spot out after all. I unfortunately work in midtown and tend to not get home until the light has REALLY faded (hence all the sunset shots on this thread). It may have to wait until next weekend, although maybe I can stick my head out there on the 4th. Thank for the tip!
I haven't gotten any arrivals in what feels like forever. So happy to have gotten a few.
Have a great week. I may get out to the spot Mark mentioned on the 4th, but I think we may be meeting some friends down on the beach. Enjoy it, whatever you all end up doing and wherever you end up shooting from.
Snotty weather so my plans are either cancelled or on hold. Let me know if anyone's going spotting by JFK. I may try to swing by a spot or two. I'm not sure a Rockaways day will cut it with the available light.
By the time it burned off and got beautiful so I could hit the beach, the planes were out as well, although the intense sun and the fact that I was only half paying attention made for some mostly underwhelming results...and of course with one thus far elusive subject (egyptair) being caught just within reach of my camera's longest setting...I'll get a decent photo of that airplane one way or another...
Runway 4R arrivals in the morning: Fed Ex, a Cargolux I hadn't seen before, and a nice mix of others including a fun ABX angle with the gear coming down. Nice way to start the day before work. Enjoy!
These were all from the porch, as I had a family event to get to and didn't have time to move around to find spots to shoot from. The haze and light were brutal. Lufthansa Cargo I've never seen before, ANA 777, a TAM shot almost directly overhead, where the haze can't hurt ya, and a few others. All 31L departures. Have a great day.
Had a ton of stuff to do this weekend, but got some early photos in Howard Beach I'll put on a sep thread. But I did get these 4R arrivals this morning from my porch. It was a Triple 7 fest! Thankfully I really do like the Triple.
And an Air France Airbus to break the streak...but she did look nice at the angle I got her from, although she was a little hazed by the heat off the roofs I shot over: AirFrance A332, 9/16/12 JFK 4R Arr by Teejsjulaw4, on Flickr
I have some 31L departures from during the week to post, but I got a little sloppy with recording which ones I got from which days, etc. I may just upload them together.