Yeah, as 2912n correctly stated, I was standing on top of the "green electricity box" which is located right next to the small parking lot (5 spaces) across from the Coast Guard station right at the merge of the corner of Laurel & Harbor drive.
I was NOT in the Solar turbines parking lot which is a big NO-NO. You will be chased away by security that comes round every 15 mins. and you will be cited at your second offense with the local PD
or Harbor PD
For all those who come to visit SAN
, this little "official" spot where all of my nearly 250 pics are taken from is great. You need only a 200mm zoom for the bulk of the traffic with a 300-400mm for smaller BizJets.
There are other areas in the hills behind the airport, but SDPD
will stop and ask all the obligatory questions, and then they'll kindly direct you to the official location. So you're better off coming down here where all is good, and people are happy and courteous at this location.
Please feel free to eMail me if anybody is coming this way, I work 5 mins. from the airport and will be glad to share my "local" knowledge.....
btw...I think the above pic. was at 313mm with my Sigma 50-500, for a total of 500mm with the 20D 1.6X crop.
......thx for looking .................. Shaun