Yesterday, I had a bright idea; I thought I would try photographing aircraft at night.
So, I picked a location off the departure end of Heathrow's Rwy 27L.
I then checked on what sort of "heavy" aircraft would be departing and off I set. I had already accepted this was only an experiment so I shouldn't be disappointed if it didn't all go swimmingly.
After an hour, I decided to give up and go home. Reflecting afterwards on what went wrong I concluded I made a couple of mistakes, beginning with "I thought I would try photographing aircraft at night"!
Next mistake was getting in the car and driving to Heathrow.
Disappointing? Well, let's say I should have left the camera in the bag. At home!
I think my real issue was picking a dark spot and relying on the aircraft's lights to illuminate the photo. Well, obviously, aircraft lights are not designed to do that!
I might just try again but this time choose a location with a lot of illumination from the ground environment.
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