C133 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 225 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2218 times:
The Cielos DC-10 shot appears to have been taken on a ramp on the south side of the airport--get a pass somehow. And be sure to get me one also.
The Eva shot was taken from the north side of the field. I'd suggest asking Paul Paulson where he was when he took it, unless someone else provides the info. I haven't scouted the north side, but have heard that the airport police are vigilant there. The easiest and most popular spot at LAX is of course the hill on the south side. Hope this helps.
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WakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 18 Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2214 times:
I went walking around Westchester Parkway and Loyola Blvd about a month ago to look for some good areas and didn't find much. For a shot like the Eva Air you will need a lens with pretty good reach, 300-400mm I would say. While walking the loop in this link below, where it says Int'l, there is a fence with small holes so shooting is no good there. On Westchester I found a bridge that gives some elevation, but is still not that great. If you get a better answer in email, could you please post it in this thread? Thanks. http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...s&state=CA&zipcode=&searchtab=home
Saxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 47 Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2185 times:
Paul's comments indicate that the EVA MD-11 was landing on 24R, which is where I've always seen it come in. Since he got it touching down, I'd suspect he DID shoot it from the Westchester bridge. The afternoon sun is great there beginning in about June until fall. It's kind of a tricky spot to shoot from, however, because of the light poles--you have to be fast. Also judging from the shot, I'd assume he's using a lens at around 300-400mm.
As others have mentioned, the airport police do keep an eye on this part of the airport. I've never been hassled at the bridge, but my favorite spot (see my uploaded shots) is pretty much a no-go these days, since the police have made it pretty clear they don't want me hanging out there. All this said, I have had a lot fewer problems with them since I stopped by the police station a few months ago, let them photocopy my DL and passport, and got into the habit of checking in with them each time I'm in the area. Never hurts to let those guys know you're on their side. HOWEVER, also be aware that a member of that department was killed by a local derelict yesterday, so if they're a little jumpy for a while, please cut them some slack. They've got a hell of a job to do.
As for the Cielos bird... I'm not as familiar with the south side of LAX, but I'd just hazard a guess that it was taken from the ramp over there (that's where the vast majority of the cargo ops are).
WakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 18 Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2161 times:
Ya I forgot to mention the poles, and now with absolutly no cloning out of objects it makes it somewhat of a challenge. Leanne, you also make a great point about the tragic death of that officer, I didn't even think about that. Thanks.
Muchswatch From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 170 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2131 times:
Sorry for the tardy reply guys.
Thanks a lot for those information, I really apprecited you all. I just received the email reply from Josh May with the spotting location info, he says the left photo was taken on the bridge Leanne metioned. It's about 1-2 miles walking. The right side photo was taken on a parking lot however, cops often come around Therefore, the hill seems the best place for me.
along with the info you guys just provided, it's just great.