Fasteddie07
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Questions About LAX

Tue May 29, 2007 2:46 pm

I am looking for the experts on LAX intl. Where are the good spots to just go and shoot and watch them come in and out. Also are there any hotels near there with good views? Thanks
 
md11fan
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RE: Questions About LAX

Tue May 29, 2007 2:54 pm

hmm well if there are a couple good places but to get the most info try
http://www.contrailsphotography.com/spottinglax.html
most of all these places are also good for just watching!

Some hotels that are good is basically anything right next to the Airport (i cant think of name but there is a good 20+)
but probably the most famous is the radisson

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Fasteddie07
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RE: Questions About LAX

Tue May 29, 2007 3:12 pm

Wow, that link was awesome. Now I can plan my trip. I wish the radisson was cheaper...lol.
 
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RE: Questions About LAX

Tue May 29, 2007 4:07 pm

In N' Out is my favorite spot, its not the best spot for trying to get shots on to Anet except for late evening/sunset shots, but for watching airplanes up close while eating some good fast food, I recommend it as a must do if you go to LAX.

-Matt
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RE: Questions About LAX

Wed May 30, 2007 8:46 am

Thanks Matt, I am headed there this weekend. Staying at the radisson so I will have good views there as well.
 
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RE: Questions About LAX

Wed May 30, 2007 12:16 pm

Quoting FastEddie07 (Reply 4):
Thanks Matt, I am headed there this weekend. Staying at the radisson so I will have good views there as well.

Have a great time, LAX is never boring!

-Matt
Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand, just find a place to make your stand and take it easy
 
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RE: Questions About LAX

Wed May 30, 2007 2:03 pm

go to Van Nuys..LAX has almost been done to death!
 
dbudd
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RE: Questions About LAX

Wed May 30, 2007 2:05 pm

Hey FastEddie07

You going to LAX to shoot?? How about spotting with us one day here in Vegas. There are several guys who frequent LAS and I can help you with access.

Dave
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RE: Questions About LAX

Thu May 31, 2007 1:17 pm

I second the In 'n' Out. If you just want to kick back and watch the action, there's a nice little grassy area adjacent to the actual fast food joint. When transitting through LAX on the way home, I always allow a long-ish layover before the late night flight back to Sydney and head to In 'n' Out. It's an idyllic way to spend the evening!  cloudnine 

I suppose, as a photographer, I should check out some other spots. But hey... you can never have too much of a good thing!
 
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RE: Questions About LAX

Thu May 31, 2007 8:17 pm

Quoting Dbudd (Reply 7):
You going to LAX to shoot?? How about spotting with us one day here in Vegas. There are several guys who frequent LAS and I can help you with access.

That first cold day in December can't come fast enough. You kmow I will be there Dave!


As far as LAX there are so many good spots. The IN-N-OUT is awesome as well as the others. Enjoy.
Hey that guy with the private jet can bail us out! Why? HE CAN AFFORD IT!
 
dbudd
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RE: Questions About LAX

Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:16 pm

Nik...I'm thinking Oct.. it starts to cool and hopefully the sun gets south enough to give me back that wonderful light!!

I'm not complaining as I have found other spots to shoot from during the summer. It's hard to get up at dawn but I force my self and then there is 25R from the right late in the day!!

Dave
 
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RE: Questions About LAX

Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:42 am

My understanding is you can't shoot from the Rad rooftop anymore. That site does not list the area which I think is tops. Parking lot C. That's where I sat for hours. Whether its a 744 or a saab 340, that lot is great!
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RE: Questions About LAX

Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:19 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 11):
My understanding is you can't shoot from the Rad rooftop anymore.

True. The Radisson is a no go anymore.

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