Airplane Art Extra from the Hyatt Regency O’Hare
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Airplane Art Extra – From the Hyatt Regency O’Hare
It’s…a day when I publish this, so it must be time for some more Airplane Art. This time, we’re bringing you a special edition from the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.
For the Aviation Geek, the Hyatt Regency O’Hare is positioned perfectly between two approaches at O’Hare International Airport
What you will see, however, will be limited to which direction your hotel room is facing.
It’s important to ensure you get a room in the main hotel block, where there are balconies (these are typically double-queen rooms). Not in the turret rooms, and certainly not in the international block, where there are no balconies, and thus, an extra layer of glass between you and your desired photo
It does make a big difference in your ability to take photos or watch aircraft.
A lot of your traffic will be dependent on what Air Traffic Control decides to send via the approach paths, whilst the other dependency will be wind, which will convert a landing runway into a departure runway.
And remember, winds can change during the day.
One of the most important tools you can have is FlightRadar24 (and considering how much the Silver membership a year is, I’d pay up – even if to avoid the adverts.
With that… onto the photos. I did a few sessions here, so work with me as I explain away the photos.
Sometimes the winds change, and you get aircraft departing on a Sunday afternoon – a different angle to say the least, with its own photographic challenges.
And sometimes, you get a new toy to play with – in this case, a Canon EOS R50. I’ve got a lot more thoughts on this camera – so stay tuned!
It’s entirely possible to use a cameraphone to get reasonable results too – though you will need a lot of good time and hope. Here’s a capture, taken on an iPhone 14 Pro
If I get time at this hotel, I make the effort to spend at least a few hours watching aircraft, taking pictures and watching FlightRadar24. It combines a lot of things I like into one convenient thing to do, without some of the negative things of watching aircraft (because some of us have been out on wet days, got soaked, and forgot to bring a pack-a-mac, or wanted to go to the toilet after arriving at the spotting location.
It also allows me to focus on some different skills during a busy weekend – a welcome thing to do when I need time to myself between the wild evenings of photography.
Food. Time for a Ruben at Manny’s.
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