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Shots From LAX On Sunday... What Do You Think?  
User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6610 times:

I just edited the first of my shots from a nice trip to LAX on Sunday (there I learned that when you face south for 5 hours, and the sun is in the west, one arm and half your face gets burned). Anyway, I'm looking for opinions on the shots and how they can be improved.

I've linked the small images (~1100 pixels wide). The unresized (but cropped) images can be found by changing "sm" to "lg" in the filename.

Singapor e Airlines A340-500 Overhead

China Airlines, cropped

China Airlines with more scenery (same overall shot as above)

Lufthansa Football Nose 747-400 (none with this reg/nose on airliners).

Aer Lingus A340

Aer Lingus framed by trees... this might be too artsy, but for a plane from a green country, I thought it was a neat shot.

Very dirty Air France 777

Korean Airlines 777

Korean Airlines 747 overhead

US Airways A319... one of my favorites, but I think the tail lost a little detail in resizing... even though both the large and small have the lowest possible compression...

Southwest 737 overhead

Air India 747-400


Thanks for all of your help!

Jeremy


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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2729 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6602 times:

(1 cant tell because of a green 'band' at the bottom of the image

(2 Soft, Distance, Dark

(3 Same as above

(4 Soft, Distance

(5 Cant tell because of scwiggly lines on the photo

My computer internet connection is slow so thats all I can do.

-matt  Smile



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User currently offlinePMN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 563 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6595 times:

I think the Aer Lingus A340 did well to arrive at its destination after loosing two of its engines.  Smile

Paul



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User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6589 times:

Quoting PMN (Reply 2):
I think the Aer Lingus A340 did well to arrive at its destination after loosing two of its engines. Smile

As I was saying, Aer Lingus A330  Wink

The two that were screwed up have been fixed.



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User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6574 times:

Some of those pics would be quite good with a decent edit.

For example: Air India, Air France 777, Korean 777, I would concerntrate on these as they look to be the ones that could be the best out of that bunch.

Work with them and ask for help if needed.


User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6569 times:

Quoting Eadster (Reply 4):
Some of those pics would be quite good with a decent edit.

Any guidance as to what I should edit? I've already done a preliminary round of sharpening, color correcting, etc.



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6563 times:

Quoting Airplanenut (Thread starter):
I learned that when you face south for 5 hours, and the sun is in the west, one arm and half your face gets burned

Next time you go, go earlier, face to the north, so the sun will be behind you, most of the shots look somewhat backlit which is a huge "NO-NO" here. They would be much nicer if the sun lit the side of the plane you shot.


User currently offlinePilot3033 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6552 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 6):
Next time you go, go earlier, face to the north, so the sun will be behind you, most of the shots look somewhat backlit which is a huge "NO-NO" here. They would be much nicer if the sun lit the side of the plane you shot.

Depends on where @ LAX you shoot. These were taken from the park at In-n-Out Burger. Unless you walked to the the bridge (which is an iffy spot due to nosey cops) facing north for nothside shots is not an easy task. Facing east however, is much more aplicable.
-Matt



-Matt
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6537 times:

Quoting Pilot3033 (Reply 7):
Depends on where @ LAX you shoot. These were taken from the park at In-n-Out Burger

I know where they were taken from, been there many times. Shooting from there at that time of day gives less then great results.


User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1293 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6491 times:

It really depends. I shoot there about 2-3 times a month, and I have photos accepted from a large range of daylight. The morning is less feasable due to locations you would need to shoot from if you want the light behind you. I find it best after 4pm or so, all the way to sunset.

Jeremy, you have a few promising photos there, that with the correct edit could be added into the DB. If you ever want to shoot at LAX send me an email.
-Matt



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User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6487 times:

Thanks, Matt... I'm in LA until the beginning of August, so I have plans to go back quite a few more times... way better than Logan!

If anyone can guide me to the necessary edits, I'd really appreciate it... I've got a lot more shots from this trip (I ran to buy 2 gigs of CF cards while there) and the more help I can get on editing these, the better I'll be able to edit more from this trip.

Jeremy



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User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4334 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6445 times:

Hi Jeremy,

Nice shots. Too bad the weather wasn't the greatest that weekend.

BTW, I was also spotting at In N Out last Sunday.

Regards,

Kevin


User currently offlineBenyhone From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 206 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6418 times:

Quoting Pilot3033 (Reply 7):
facing north for nothside shots is not an easy task.

It is very easy. Shoot from Lot C (just east of Sepulveda) and you won't have any problems.

I'm not sure editing can help the example photos you have posted here. Hopefully you stuck around at the In-n-Out until the sun was lower in the sky to the northwest. The combination of high sun and hazy cloudy skies kill these otherwise good shots.

Terry/PHX



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User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6411 times:

Quoting Benyhone (Reply 12):
It is very easy. Shoot from Lot C (just east of Sepulveda) and you won't have any problems.

Is there a good spot within the lot? I don't want to stick out like a sore thumb as I shoot, plus there seemed to be a ton of light posts...



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User currently offlineBenyhone From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 206 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6392 times:

Just to answer your question above - yes there is a good spot. When you enter the lot, head north and east to a group of palm trees. I think it is near rows 21-22-23. There are usually no cars parked this far and there are plenty of views that avoid light poles. Just hunt around for a good spot and you'll be fine.

Terry/PHX



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