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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 41
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

Hi I came up with this picture in the most popular photo section . As the thread topic states, how was it taken? To my belief it must have been from a helicopter. However are helicopters allowed to fly that close to aircrafts?

If the picture WAS NOT taken by a helicopter , then how was it taken ?

Regards

BM


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4261 times:

Probably from a Cessna, or some other small plane. He probably got clearance through the airspace, and used a nice telephoto to get the shot.

Harry



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User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4228 times:

Search for oh too many threads that start something like "this is a fake!" or "Is this real?". In LAX you have a corridor going over the airport at (I believe) 3000ft. where you are allowed to fly through with clearance. LAX departing aircraft level off 1500 feet below you until they are above the water, then continue the climb (once out of the corridor). Search for the LAX most popular photos, you will find several made this way (Daniel Werner and others by Sam Chui come to mind).

Hope this helps,

Sebastian



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6748 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4131 times:

Looking at the plane's shadow, your eye assumes the sun is at the 737's 9-o'clock position-- but looking at the shadows of the streetlights you see that it isn't. In other words, the camera is not pointed down as steeply as your eye tends to think, and the camera plane could be passing over the middle of LAX rather than the runway end.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6748 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

If you haven't seen the other similar pics, use the photo search for pics at LAX in the Air-to-Air category. There's about 20 of them now.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4065 times:

Quoting Timz (Reply 4):
If you haven't seen the other similar pics, use the photo search for pics at LAX in the Air-to-Air category. There's about 20 of them now.

Or you could just click on the link to the most popular of the past year on the homepage, one of them is the second to show up.


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Harry



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User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1658 posts, RR: 66
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4047 times:
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Yes Timz got it right, we're passing midfield instead of shoreline.

Unfortunatly angles like Daniel's shot is no longer possible, the new shoreline arrangement is restricted at min 5500 feet and subject to approval (not always available in busy hours)

Sam


User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1490 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

OMG!

how it was taken?

It was taken with a Nikon DSLR by Sam chui, sitting in a small prop comuter , surfing down LAX.
I know why I have been off from the Forum so long .....

Robin

PS: Try in in LAX, coast, passing by, etc>



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User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3945 times:

Sam,

I know that a strong zoom will compress the background and sometimes flatten an image.

But I am still amazed at the sharp angle of climb by this 744 in Daniel's shot. Is there some other factor that exaggerates the way it looks?

(I KNOW THE PHOTO IS REAL, I am just trying to understand how the effect was created)

Curt



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

Nope, looks like just normal zoom compression.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6748 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3819 times:

"But I am still amazed at the sharp angle of climb by this 744 in Daniel's shot."

Your eye sees the near-parallel runway edges and concludes that the camera is pointed almost straight down at the runway. But with the very long lens the runway edges will be near parallel even tho the camera is only pointed maybe 20 degrees below horizontal.


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