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Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:31 pm

On a recent trip to YVR I was hoping to get some night-time skyline pictures. Unfortunately I couldn't seem to find a decent location to take a shot from (Stanley Park was too far away) and came up empty-handed.

I figured I would start a thread where we can all chime in with our suggestions on where to take skyline shots in various cities - hopefully one of us will find it useful.

I'll start with two obvious ones:

Tokyo: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (requires admission - ¥1,800)
Hong Kong: The Peak (requires admission - HK$56)

 
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RE: Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:50 pm

There are several locations to get excellent skylines of New York City and Philadelphia that have been photographed extensively, but since this is an aviation website, Hog Island Rd near PHL, College Point for LGA and the Bayswater location by JFK are excellent locations to get the skyline as the backdrop with aircraft in the foreground
 
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RE: Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:31 pm

Where everybody takes their Dubai photos from, soon this place may be out of bounds but...........   

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RE: Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:06 pm

I would add Boston and Las Vegas... I've seen a lot of shots in this sense over here!  
 
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RE: Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:48 pm

The viewing park at KCLT offers some great views of aircraft set against the Charlotte skyline.
 
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RE: Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:06 am

Not much in the way of a skyline here in Kearney, Nebraska. Some good places to see the lay of the land would be the Gottshalk tower at Yanney park. The parking lot at Dairy Queen north is not too bad, and on 8th avenue just south of Memorial Field has a good view of the area as well.
 
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RE: Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:47 pm

A huge number of my favourite shots here are from Boston, it just has an incredible skyline combined with a close International airport, I wish I could go back now and do some shooting but I wasn't that into it when I last visited
 
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RE: Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:34 am

Not so close to the skyline as BOS or LAS but a few from SYD-

http://www.pbase.com/chrisg/image/74113393.jpg
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RE: Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:18 am

You can get some nice skyline shots from Toronto Island:



next up: YYC, SFO, SYD, AKL, WLG, CMB, BKK, SIN, FRA, VCE, JFK
 
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RE: Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:01 am

In San Diego, CA, the "island" across the San Diego Bay Bridge, Coronado, has a long walkway directly across from the SD city where good shots of airplanes going into SAN with the city in the frame are possible. Also, at Balboa Park, which is noto to far from the city, there is a bridge, the name I do not know, that you can get pictures of airliners flying into SAN with the city in the frame.

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RE: Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:20 am

Quoting JohnJ (Reply 4):
The viewing park at KCLT offers some great views of aircraft set against the Charlotte skyline.

As I've recently discovered...

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Airliners-and-Airport-Spotting/Charlotte-Douglas-Airport/i-hg2j2rL/0/XL/JM20120503N701UW001-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Airliners-and-Airport-Spotting/Charlotte-Douglas-Airport/i-mRZqR9L/0/XL/JM20120812N460AW001-XL.jpg
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RE: Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:29 pm

KDAL has some good shots when winds are out of the north from Parking Garage B and the south end, couldn't find anything on a.net quickly:

http://goo.gl/wghz8
 
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RE: Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:30 pm

Shot this from the MCO short term garage on the north side of the terminal, 4th floor I think:


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It's only good when aircraft use Twy J though, which I don't think is terribly common.
 
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RE: Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities.

Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:45 pm

And if the aircraft rotate early enough, this shot can be had from the parking garage at TPA off Runway 1R:


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