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User currently offlineFasteddie07 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 243 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3776 times:

I am looking for the experts on LAX intl. Where are the good spots to just go and shoot and watch them come in and out. Also are there any hotels near there with good views? Thanks

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User currently offlineMd11fan From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3771 times:

hmm well if there are a couple good places but to get the most info try
http://www.contrailsphotography.com/spottinglax.html
most of all these places are also good for just watching!

Some hotels that are good is basically anything right next to the Airport (i cant think of name but there is a good 20+)
but probably the most famous is the radisson

-md11fan


User currently offlineFastEddie07 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

Wow, that link was awesome. Now I can plan my trip. I wish the radisson was cheaper...lol.

User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2852 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

In N' Out is my favorite spot, its not the best spot for trying to get shots on to Anet except for late evening/sunset shots, but for watching airplanes up close while eating some good fast food, I recommend it as a must do if you go to LAX.

-Matt



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User currently offlineFastEddie07 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3694 times:

Thanks Matt, I am headed there this weekend. Staying at the radisson so I will have good views there as well.

User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2852 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3674 times:

Quoting FastEddie07 (Reply 4):
Thanks Matt, I am headed there this weekend. Staying at the radisson so I will have good views there as well.

Have a great time, LAX is never boring!

-Matt



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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5870 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3668 times:

go to Van Nuys..LAX has almost been done to death!


a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineDbudd From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 228 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

Hey FastEddie07

You going to LAX to shoot?? How about spotting with us one day here in Vegas. There are several guys who frequent LAS and I can help you with access.

Dave
LAS


User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

I second the In 'n' Out. If you just want to kick back and watch the action, there's a nice little grassy area adjacent to the actual fast food joint. When transitting through LAX on the way home, I always allow a long-ish layover before the late night flight back to Sydney and head to In 'n' Out. It's an idyllic way to spend the evening!  cloudnine 

I suppose, as a photographer, I should check out some other spots. But hey... you can never have too much of a good thing!


User currently onlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

Quoting Dbudd (Reply 7):
You going to LAX to shoot?? How about spotting with us one day here in Vegas. There are several guys who frequent LAS and I can help you with access.

That first cold day in December can't come fast enough. You kmow I will be there Dave!


As far as LAX there are so many good spots. The IN-N-OUT is awesome as well as the others. Enjoy.


User currently offlineDbudd From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 228 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3531 times:

Nik...I'm thinking Oct.. it starts to cool and hopefully the sun gets south enough to give me back that wonderful light!!

I'm not complaining as I have found other spots to shoot from during the summer. It's hard to get up at dawn but I force my self and then there is 25R from the right late in the day!!

Dave


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6637 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

My understanding is you can't shoot from the Rad rooftop anymore. That site does not list the area which I think is tops. Parking lot C. That's where I sat for hours. Whether its a 744 or a saab 340, that lot is great!


I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
User currently offlineUALDUDE From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 170 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 11):
My understanding is you can't shoot from the Rad rooftop anymore.

True. The Radisson is a no go anymore.


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