muchswatch
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LAX Spotting Info, Help Needed

Sun May 01, 2005 7:51 am

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I digged out these 2 photos above in the DB, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how can I get to those two locations? Any help will be appreciated.  Smile


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Jay
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RE: LAX Spotting Info, Help Needed

Sun May 01, 2005 2:53 pm

The Cielos DC-10 shot appears to have been taken on a ramp on the south side of the airport--get a pass somehow. And be sure to get me one also.  Big grin

The Eva shot was taken from the north side of the field. I'd suggest asking Paul Paulson where he was when he took it, unless someone else provides the info. I haven't scouted the north side, but have heard that the airport police are vigilant there. The easiest and most popular spot at LAX is of course the hill on the south side. Hope this helps.

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RE: LAX Spotting Info, Help Needed

Sun May 01, 2005 3:31 pm

I went walking around Westchester Parkway and Loyola Blvd about a month ago to look for some good areas and didn't find much. For a shot like the Eva Air you will need a lens with pretty good reach, 300-400mm I would say. While walking the loop in this link below, where it says Int'l, there is a fence with small holes so shooting is no good there. On Westchester I found a bridge that gives some elevation, but is still not that great. If you get a better answer in email, could you please post it in this thread? Thanks.
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RE: LAX Spotting Info, Help Needed

Mon May 02, 2005 7:41 am

Paul's comments indicate that the EVA MD-11 was landing on 24R, which is where I've always seen it come in. Since he got it touching down, I'd suspect he DID shoot it from the Westchester bridge. The afternoon sun is great there beginning in about June until fall. It's kind of a tricky spot to shoot from, however, because of the light poles--you have to be fast. Also judging from the shot, I'd assume he's using a lens at around 300-400mm.

As others have mentioned, the airport police do keep an eye on this part of the airport. I've never been hassled at the bridge, but my favorite spot (see my uploaded shots) is pretty much a no-go these days, since the police have made it pretty clear they don't want me hanging out there. All this said, I have had a lot fewer problems with them since I stopped by the police station a few months ago, let them photocopy my DL and passport, and got into the habit of checking in with them each time I'm in the area. Never hurts to let those guys know you're on their side. HOWEVER, also be aware that a member of that department was killed by a local derelict yesterday, so if they're a little jumpy for a while, please cut them some slack.  Sad They've got a hell of a job to do.

As for the Cielos bird... I'm not as familiar with the south side of LAX, but I'd just hazard a guess that it was taken from the ramp over there (that's where the vast majority of the cargo ops are).

Hope this helps,
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RE: LAX Spotting Info, Help Needed

Mon May 02, 2005 11:20 am

Ya I forgot to mention the poles, and now with absolutly no cloning out of objects it makes it somewhat of a challenge. Leanne, you also make a great point about the tragic death of that officer, I didn't even think about that. Thanks.
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RE: LAX Spotting Info, Help Needed

Tue May 03, 2005 9:00 am

Sorry for the tardy reply guys.  Smile

Thanks a lot for those information, I really apprecited you all. I just received the email reply from Josh May with the spotting location info, he says the left photo was taken on the bridge Leanne metioned. It's about 1-2 miles walking. The right side photo was taken on a parking lot however, cops often come around Therefore, the hill seems the best place for me.
along with the info you guys just provided, it's just great.

Thanks again

Regards

Jay
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RE: LAX Spotting Info, Help Needed

Tue May 03, 2005 9:42 am

Jay--when will you be in L.A.? If it isn't this week, maybe I can break free and join you...

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RE: LAX Spotting Info, Help Needed

Tue May 03, 2005 11:54 am

Hey Leanne

It's kind of like a long term plan for me since I am on my vacation right now @ NRT and PVG.  veryhappy 

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Jay
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