ringway - manchester aiport photos

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  1. mfacer

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    Manchester airport (UK) is only 10 minutes away from my house so decided to go down there one afternoon...

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    ...ps) I'm not a plane spotter..... honestly! ;-)
     
  2. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Ohh nice. Last one's my favourite.

    The first one's interesting how you chose that part to be coloured.
    Good Work!!!
     
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    thanks :) - I just loved the colour of the BA plane's tail... so decided to play around a bit! :)
     
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    Nice shots.. I liked the first shot most :)
     
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    Looked like a good day to be at the airport. Nice shots.

    Eric
     
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    1st one definately looks better than in its' origional form!

    Where did you take the photos from? Was it from the viewing park or in the airport grounds?
     
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    thanks for the comments guys!

    airic - it was actually raining all around manchester - except the airport - very weird... my g/f was about 10 miles away and said she was getting drenched!

    plasticspanner - there is an aviation viewing area which is right next to one of the run ways - its £3 to go in - but you can stay all day (should u want to!). They have concorde there too which on certain days I believe you can go on a guided tour. It's not bad actually - it is always busy at weekends. PEople take their kids who are clearly not interested in being there!! Other than shouting "Look mummy there's a really big one taking off" then crying when it's too noisy.... wonderful!
     
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    I'm about 15 miles away & keep meaning to pop up for a few snaps (but never get the time!)

    Is there only the 1 viewing area? Everytime I've been past the one I know of it's been shut & the gate locked!

    What size lens were you using to get those shots?
     
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    there's only the one official viewing area - but there are loads of places to stand there. I was using my 17-85mm lens at full res - so some of the pics are cropped at a higher zoom. The planes are so darn close though - you can get some cracking photos with a bigger lens. There was a guy there with a 500mm lens - very impressive!
     
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    every time i look at pictures like these, i cant help but wonder how the hell those things get off the ground!

    i think the last one is my fave here
     
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    it is rather amazing - when you're this close to them also - the noise is tremendous - especially when the 747's take off (or land!) - the last photo is a cargo plane and it was MASSIVE! that taking off was brilliant!
     
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    Nice shots.. I like the way the first one is coloured, but the last is my fave. Good job
     

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