Aviation Photo #1017460 Boeing 747-433M - Air-India

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Have you heard the old saying "Suffering For Your Art"? Well I did just that. While running to get this shot I hit my little toe really hard on the walkway curb in the lower left hand corner of this shot. ( I was wearing flip flops at the time, feet exposed) A huge wave of pain gripped me, nevertheless I made it over in time to get this palm tree framed shot. The next day the whole toe was black and blue and stayed that way for some time. Yes, a shot I will never forget!
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    Paul Paulsen - AirTeamImages
    Air-India
    Boeing 747-433M
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
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    Los Angeles - International
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    August 27, 2005
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Comments (78)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Don't take it personal, but glad you hurt your toe for a shot like this ;) Excellent motive, I love this location!!!

cheers.
F.
Anonymous
11 years ago
You certainly know of the old saying "Don't break your toes" So may the good luck be with you for the pictures to come.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The pain was really worth it! ;)...We want more broken toes *jk*
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thats taking one for the team! Nice job...I can't help but wonder what the people in the drive-thru line were thinking though... ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Brilliant photo. Well done taking it while having a little toe that was in mega pain :o)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture with the famous in-n-out Burger in the front!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Are the burgers at In-N-Out good? Excellent photo!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nicely framed shot. Well worth the pain! I like the way the palm tree left and the building right draw the eye up towards the 747. Plus the pleasing visiual aspect of the hamburger sign almost matching the tail of the aircraft. Nice splashes of colour too. I don't normally eat hamburgers, but I coulod be persuaded to have one in that car park when those beauties fly in!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo in the LA sunshine. Cheers
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thanks to Paul and great respect for his effort (black toe ;) to make that shot. I think, the sacrifice was worth it.

Greetz from Germany, Sash.
Anonymous
11 years ago
You are a hero!! breaking your toe in order to bring us this picture, lol, excellent shot! thanks
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot! hey break a leg...next time?
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like this one!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Picture! Hope your toe feels better soon.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I will take a triple meat with ketchup and mustard instead of spread, animal style with a sprite :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Your martyrdom deserves five stars!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Yeah, it's a good shot. You oughta blame in-n-out for having an unsafe parking lot. Hehehehe!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing photo - My new wallpaper

Poor toe...but it must have been worth it
Anonymous
11 years ago
Is that "in-n-out" guiding the aircraft?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Ouch to brake your toe, but maybe worth cause of this picture?
excellent shot!

LN.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent picture, I love the Air India colors.
Sorry about your toe =S.
JorgeM.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A fabulous foto in a very rare setting.......refreshingly different from the monotonous ones.......its really worth the trouble...the accolades would have healed your toe faster.........more such nice fotos , but without hurting yourself paul..........gbala
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love the pic! Confratulations, finally they accepted one with "things that distract the aircraft@
Sadly I've taken several shots like this and had been rejected for what I mentioned above.
Neverthless, Congrats mate! Amazing shot and great contrast.
I hope your toe's better!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is soooooo cool!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just awesome,air india and its unique livery....
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love the landscape!!!! Nice shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! That is totally awesome!!!
IN-N-OUT is My Favorite!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Oh beautiful!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
You can't rush art!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
You simply deserve 5 stars for this effort.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
California dreaming:)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent picture! I'm totally craving a double-double right now, but as I live in London, i'm gonna have to wait. Oh, nice 747 in the background too.....;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This one deserves more than five stars...excellent!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lol, nice story, and thanks for your sufferage to capture this wonderful 5 star shot \m/
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot. Sorry about the banged up toe. Guess that's what you can call making the "ultimate sacrifice" for avaition freaks like us!
Anonymous
10 years ago
"With every pain, count it all joy." Sorry about the banged toe, and I hoping it got better. Here a healing statement - this shot is awesome!! I love it - so clean, so well definated, and the palm trees does add the naturally artistic feel to it. And Air India has never looked so good! :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Gorgeous...Sorry about your toe...but I think it was worth it!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, a fly-thru burger joint. What will we amaricans think up next?.......
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb photo !!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Be careful!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Paul, get well ! picture is great !
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the most amazing pic i have seen 5 stars on first sight. Proud that my dad works for AIr-India.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The Jumbo Jet seems stationary. Great shot !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Shot.75 years for Air-India and still going strong.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Both the 744 and in-n-out look pretty mouthwatering!!!! great shot, and hurting your toe was probably worth it for this shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best scene of all times
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well...not much to remark..
just everything has come out excellent
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This shots inspired me to go to store #117 regularly. Great shot!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot! At least, the yellow arrow of the "In and Out" sign is pointing toward the right direction!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful shot. Lovely how the colours look in the Californian sun. Exactly how I remember LAX and the In-N-Out Burger...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Now *that* is "what a hamburger's all about!" Great triply iconic shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is what I call a Perfect shot!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Best In-N-Out location in California.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The perfect plane, the perfect angle, the perfect burger!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I've eaten at that In & Out Burger on Sepulveda sooo many times on lay overs.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Hope your toe is feeling better by now!
Anonymous
8 years ago
That must be so cool to be that close to such a large airport.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nothing says welcome to America better than a nice burger joint!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice shoot. Perfect photo composition.
congratulatios. We expect more.
greetings from La Paz Mexico
Anonymous
8 years ago
But this shot was worth your pain... At least for us... 5 star (for the pic, not your suffering)...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
8 years ago
Next time I go to LA, I wanna visit that diner. Great shot by the way.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Oh. i didn't know they had a taxi-thru at in-n-out. lol
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot!!I like it very much~~
Anonymous
7 years ago
We need spotters like you who are willing to give up an arm or a leg for a shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice pic,i want to go there and hav one burger pls
Anonymous
6 years ago
I EAT at this in n out so much
nice picture!!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The irony of that shot...Air India flying over a place that serves up food made their most sacred animal: the cow. I bet most of the passengers were very upset.

All jokes aside: Great shot! Sorry about the toe (hope after 5 years its all healed up.

I have no "beef" with In-N-Out (proud Omnivore since 1982! Well, at least when I got my first set of teeth), I just found the picture hilarious. In-N-Out is my favorite burger place.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow! I was there about 3 years ago, brings back good memories! Thanks for sharing,

Will
Anonymous
4 years ago
Very nice! classic photo in Mc'donalts!
Anonymous
1 year ago
Great shot of this Air India Jumbo. The best of it is the place where it was taken: In N Out Burger, an emblematic site in L.A. where you can have a good burger and, at the same time, enjoy watching the airplanes approaching to LAX. The worst part of it is the spotter`s banged toe. (Paul, next time, make sure to wear a pair of sneakers instead of the flip flops, so that you won`t "suffer for your art" again).

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