Thursday, 6 October 2016
East Midlands Airport Night Shoot
Thursday 18 August 2016 Ray Ball and I ventured up to East Midlands Airport for some night photography at the airport from the site of the Aeropark aviation museum, where two mounds give unhindered views over the western end of the runway. It was a fine evening and predominantly easterly breeze providing a great view of incoming aircraft and there were plenty of them too.
Apart from an late afternoon photo session with the Lightnings at Bruntingthorpe I had never done any night shooting and some of the result clearly showed that. I have made a selection of the picture I rook during the evening roughly from full daylight to dark. I used two cameras and my phone to capture some of the views.
With Ray's help I managed to get some decent pictures, but when I started to experiment things went slightly off course. Having said that the results are still reasonable, considering it was my first attempt. Some of the picture are a bit grainy because I used to high an ISO setting, but practice make perfect (or better in my case).
So here is a kaleidoscope of aircraft movements and views across the airport and the museum.
The first three picture were taken with my phone of the setting sun.