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Photo © Sam Chui
The photographer of this shot wrote:
We are flying on a published LAX
shoreline corridor route at 3500 feet, with most planes departing LAX
at quite a distance at 500 feet or so and restricted to 1000 feet...so in most danger case you have 2500 feet between you, and of course you're cleared by the LAX
control from long beach or Santa Monica/Hawthorne....Just let your camera and lens (and the brain) do all the work. All about is LUCK, anyone can fly over LAX
on the published track at anytime, but to catch a heavy plane departure is something you can't control.
Shot with 400mm VR
lens, (app.640mm on film SLR) and 20% cropping.
Actually that just part 1 of my photo shoot...keep your eye around for the next few weeks when I get them to stay at home.
If someone is seriously interested in doing this, you can contact me and I will pass the info to help. After all, there is trade secrets and enormous training for this kind of photo shoot.
I think that explains it pretty much. Except the