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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

I had mentioned the construction on the "Hill" was still on going after my last trip to LAX, but I forgot to put the snapshot I took of it up. Everyone was right, very bad shooting from there this time of year, but I had to see for myself.



As you can see, the fence and construction trailer are in place, but no work on the actual deck has been done as someone said was going to be built. This was taken on June 1st, so it probably has had some more progress. I wish they could do something with the power poles!

I did however meet a fellow A.netter, Philippe Bleus from Belgium, and we spent an enjoyable afternoon on the North side of the field telling stories, avoiding the police, and I shot my first Virgin's!  Smile


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It will be nice to see the new and improved hill area soon.

v/r
Jeff

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User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2597 times:

Great photos...very nice light. Were they from one of the roads on the north side?

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5522 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2554 times:

Great shots Jeff, I love em'! Isn't it cool to meet fellow a.neters? I thought it was cool to meet Del Laughery at MSP. He was visiting from Hartford, CT, man you can just talk about everything for hours. I had tons to say, I don't know much people that like planes around MSP, so when I meet someone, man do I have a lot to talk about!

co


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

Yes, it is a treat. I have met Del before too. We did talk fo quite a while.

User currently offlineAlphazulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2407 times:
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Hi Jeff,

It's a pity I missed you that week. But Philippe told me all about your time shooting on the north side of the 24's. We also spent some time at the Parking Spot on Friday, but got asked to leave. I guess the LAPD is putting pressure on them.
I've also heard that the Imperial Hill viewing deck will be completed by August, let's hope so. But even if the lighting isn't that great at this time of the year, it is still a wonderful place to visit.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Paul


User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2401 times:



How far are you away from the center line from that location and what MM lense does it take to get those incredible shot Jeff.

Thanks

Yes KSEA is put to shame once again.......



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User currently offlineAA727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

Wait, does this mean photograhy from the Hill sucks right now? I'll be in LA starting on the 18th and I was really looking forward to shooting from there.
Does this mean it's outta the question?

Sean


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9668 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2385 times:
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Sean - it isn't the condition of the location, it is the sun this time of year in LAX.

User currently offlineAA727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Thanks Clickhappy.

Where else can I shoot at LAX? I know that this has been asked before, but I'm confused because of the angle of the sun at different times of the year.


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9668 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2301 times:
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there was talk of both the In and Out burger and some parking garage being good, but I disagree about the burger stand and have never been to the garage. Do a search in this forum and you should be able to find the posts.

User currently offlineTpk From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 188 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2286 times:

Sean,

In and Out is good for viewing, but not the best for photos since you're basically shooting the bottom of the planes landing on Runway 24. A new long term parking garage called the Parking Spot just opened behind the In and Out. In theory, this garage is great for evening photography because from the top floor you're closer to eye-level with the arriving planes. I shot from there a few weeks ago and wasn't bothered, but I have some friends who were not so lucky (even though they parked their car there). Sadly, it may be another victim of aviation paranoia but it might be worth a try.

You can also try shooting from Westchester Parkway on the north side. The area around the Lincoln underpass is the best. You have to contend with some lightposts, but in the late evening in the summer, the lighting is good here.

Hope this helps.

Tim



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