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User currently offlineJetJock22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3318 times:

I'll be in Los Angeles March 2nd-6th and I'd like to check out LAX. Thought I'd see if anyone was interested and wanted to show me around. If not, could ya help me out with some good spots? How do you get to Imperial Hill? I'll be staying in Thousand Oaks, that's about all I know.

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User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

Take Sepulveda south...stay in the middle lane becuase if you're on the right lane, it exits to the freeway...after the exit to the freeware, make a next right at Imperial, watch out for californian drivers as I got in a wreck at the intersection last weekend.....keep going for another mile or so...watch your speed limit...as are cops EVERYWHERE catching speeders....You will be making a left off of Imperial, I forgot the name of the street which takes you to El Segundo....make another left for another 1/4 mile up the hill, and the little park is on your left...

Kevin



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User currently offlineJetJock22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3135 times:

Thanks for the info Kevin. Is that the best place to watch the planes? I've heard tell that the IN n OUT burger is a good place too.

User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5861 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

In n Out is no good for photos though, it was backlit the whole time i was there! proud bird which is at the opposite end of imperial hwy is good for approach shots on 25L and R, i shot from FedEX too but i don't recommend it due to security reasons. for the 24 arrivals there is a burger king opposite the renaissance hotel which i shot from and also the top of the renaissance hotel carpark is fantastic too!

imperial hill is great, but it can get rather boring after a a day or two! you can't miss it, it overlooks the 25's and has a big US flag atop the hill!



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User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

I think the In N Out is a good spot for sunset shots....I got a few nice sunset last Saturday there.

Kevin



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User currently offlineCX777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 154 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

If you visit In & Out Burger @ sunset make sure you also check out the other side of the trees... just right under the approach lights of 24 R. You should get better angle in March (with setting sun in photo probably). Here is my example from mid-Jan.


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User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2706 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Is anyone going to be at LAX to spot this Friday? I might be there for about two hours between flights.

Nick


User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

No, I was just there last weekend and what fun it was seeing 20 airliners.net members at the 'hill'.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy haha.

Kevin



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User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

I agree, my first trip to "the hill" was awesome, the day was just too short though! The 3 hour fog delay out of Monterey had a little to do with that!  Big grin I cannot wait to get out there again and try some new spots. Here are some random shots that I took, I hope I got the names right.

Danny

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User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

Danny,

That one shot with Jay and Whitebird, the other guy is Artem from Russia.

Kevin



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User currently offlineLyzzard From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 404 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

It's shooting season on the southside at this time of year. Imperial Hill would be good almost all day long though I prefer shooting towards the end of the day with a low sun. Some examples...


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In n Out Park, as someone mentioned, great for sunset shots.


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User currently offlineMarco_polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

Danny:

Awesome shots  Smile  Smile  Smile taken by surprise ... LOL ... Had a great time with you mates up on the hill also. We'll definately have to do it again but this time let leave Mr. Whitebird at home. The weather will be much better at LAX =).

Cheers - Jay


User currently offlineMarco_Polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

BTW... Jeremy, I might be out at LAX for the day on Saturday but cannot guarantee as I am trying to push work to haul my butt back to PHX on Friday instead of Saturday from CLT.

Cheers - Jay


User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2922 times:

Haha, thanks guys...I had a great time too, I can't wait to do it again as well! That was a fun, albeit, long day! With getting up at 4am at MRY that morning, only to find our flight was delayed 3 hours and then editing shots when we got back until about 3 in the morning, LOL Good times!

Danny

[Edited 2005-02-03 16:51:12]


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