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Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.  
User currently offlinebingo296 From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 1 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 9756 times:

On a recent trip to YVR I was hoping to get some night-time skyline pictures. Unfortunately I couldn't seem to find a decent location to take a shot from (Stanley Park was too far away) and came up empty-handed.

I figured I would start a thread where we can all chime in with our suggestions on where to take skyline shots in various cities - hopefully one of us will find it useful.

I'll start with two obvious ones:

Tokyo: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (requires admission - ¥1,800)
Hong Kong: The Peak (requires admission - HK$56)



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User currently offlinemegatop412 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 9724 times:

There are several locations to get excellent skylines of New York City and Philadelphia that have been photographed extensively, but since this is an aviation website, Hog Island Rd near PHL, College Point for LGA and the Bayswater location by JFK are excellent locations to get the skyline as the backdrop with aircraft in the foreground

User currently offlinevishaljo From India, joined Aug 2006, 473 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 9710 times:

Where everybody takes their Dubai photos from, soon this place may be out of bounds but...........   

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Photo © Vishal Jolapara - Indian Aviation Photographers



User currently offlineteopilot From Italy, joined Jul 2010, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 9690 times:

I would add Boston and Las Vegas... I've seen a lot of shots in this sense over here!  

User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1659 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9668 times:

The viewing park at KCLT offers some great views of aircraft set against the Charlotte skyline.

User currently offlineEAR111pt2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9656 times:

Not much in the way of a skyline here in Kearney, Nebraska. Some good places to see the lay of the land would be the Gottshalk tower at Yanney park. The parking lot at Dairy Queen north is not too bad, and on 8th avenue just south of Memorial Field has a good view of the area as well.

User currently offlinebre16 From United Kingdom, joined May 2012, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9583 times:

A huge number of my favourite shots here are from Boston, it just has an incredible skyline combined with a close International airport, I wish I could go back now and do some shooting but I wasn't that into it when I last visited

User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5705 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9476 times:
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Not so close to the skyline as BOS or LAS but a few from SYD-

http://www.pbase.com/chrisg/image/74113393.jpg



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User currently offlinebriboy From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9255 times:

You can get some nice skyline shots from Toronto Island:






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User currently offlinebw50505 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8948 times:

In San Diego, CA, the "island" across the San Diego Bay Bridge, Coronado, has a long walkway directly across from the SD city where good shots of airplanes going into SAN with the city in the frame are possible. Also, at Balboa Park, which is noto to far from the city, there is a bridge, the name I do not know, that you can get pictures of airliners flying into SAN with the city in the frame.

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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2328 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8819 times:

Quoting JohnJ (Reply 4):
The viewing park at KCLT offers some great views of aircraft set against the Charlotte skyline.

As I've recently discovered...

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Airliners-and-Airport-Spotting/Charlotte-Douglas-Airport/i-hg2j2rL/0/XL/JM20120503N701UW001-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Airliners-and-Airport-Spotting/Charlotte-Douglas-Airport/i-mRZqR9L/0/XL/JM20120812N460AW001-XL.jpg



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User currently offlinexcoaster1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8298 times:

KDAL has some good shots when winds are out of the north from Parking Garage B and the south end, couldn't find anything on a.net quickly:

http://goo.gl/wghz8


User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1919 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8207 times:

Shot this from the MCO short term garage on the north side of the terminal, 4th floor I think:


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Photo © Idle Photography



It's only good when aircraft use Twy J though, which I don't think is terribly common.


User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1919 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8166 times:

And if the aircraft rotate early enough, this shot can be had from the parking garage at TPA off Runway 1R:


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Photo © Joey Collura



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