Aviation Photo #1568579 Airbus A340-642 - Lufthansa

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Over the years I have shown you many perspectives from this area, but none says it quite like this shot. The interaction between man, food, and machine is played out perfectly. A candid moment in time that says so much, as evident in each individual’s reaction. Every time I take pictures here I feel a part of the excitement, that you really need to experience firsthand. Hopefully this shot will entice you to visit, one day! Here we see LH450 from FRA on short final for 24R. Local time 16:49.
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    Paul Paulsen - AirTeamImages
    Lufthansa
    Airbus A340-642
    Airbus A340-600
    Airbus A340-600
    Airbus
    981
    D-AIHX
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    July 19, 2009
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Comments (63)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Great photo, that does make me want to visit there some day soon! And as a gift for In 'n' Out, I'm gonna bring a real parasol. These plastic things look like a piece of crap. ;)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot, once again! I am looking forward to visit LAX in February 2010

regards from ZRH
Sandro
Anonymous
7 years ago
Well done Paul, another superb shot that captures the amazing atmosphere at this, one of my favourite locations and keeps great memories for my son, wife and I well and truly alive ...I will be returning soon!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic capture Paul! The best shot from this location I have ever seen. I will have to look for that 346 operating as 450 passing me over the desert. I thought this flight was only operated by a jumbo. Nice upgrade!!
Randall Johnson
Anonymous
7 years ago
I definitely need to check out this In N Out. What could be better than to eat their tasty burgers while watching heavies coming in to LAX? Talk about spotting paradise! lol
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice looking restaurant.
Oh, and nice looking plane :D
Anonymous
7 years ago
Only one of the greatest places in the world (to me)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Lol, how cool must that be. Sitting in a resturant and watching some really looooooooooong plane whizz by.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great one Paul......knew it was one of yours instantly!

Andrew
Anonymous
7 years ago
I am amazed at the depth of field in this shot. Using the large screen option one can see the expression on the woman's face that is at the extreme left in the shot.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing in-n-out shot. Great perspective and angle.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I cannot believe people can actually maintain full attention to their hamburgers while such a beautiful and majestic aircraft is flying by so low. to many people take aviation for granted these days, its too bad.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I have been there. Had my first In & Out burger ever in that same location in November 2008. Excellent photo....
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wonderful composition, and vivid colour.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Perfect composition!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Love it! Classic LAX!
Anonymous
7 years ago
5 Stars for the burger joint. For those not in the know.. Best. Burgers. Ever!
Anonymous
7 years ago
This shot finally brings perspective to the In 'N Out referral. It truly is one of the best spots to watch!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot! A moment in time.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice shot, this shot, along with many others of you, did entice me to come to LAX, thankfully I'll be going next year!
Anonymous
7 years ago
At first I thought this is 346 is ex MUC, but that arrives 2 hrs later...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Lovely shot! It really shows the mood around the burger shop and near that small park across the road. I haven't tried the burgers when I went there, but the coffee could be better. 5*
Anonymous
7 years ago
Clear Sky , tasty meal , elegant aircraft ... WoOoW ! :P
Anonymous
7 years ago
Home of the original $100 hamburger?
Anonymous
7 years ago
WOW NICE SHOT
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wonderful pic ! Well done
Anonymous
7 years ago
I miss flying those LH346s!!! Used to fly them very often MNL-FRA. Great plane- loved the second J cabin that only had 10 seats and the lavs in economy on the lower deck.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This one is actually from MUC; LH uses the A340-600 on its MUC-LAX leg, and the 747-400 on its FRA-LAX one. Amzing picture, excellent quality!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Seems like a typical LA scene. Half the people don't seem to care about the A340 doing 180kts a few hundred feet over their shoulder.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful shot! What a wonderful place to eat! Great job Paul. Oh and that A346 looks awesome..the best lookin' Airbus I think!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is art men,congratulations.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I'm simply speechless. I think Paul's words are the best ones to describe it: "The interaction between man, food, and machine is played out perfectly. A candid moment in time that says so much, as evident in each individual’s reaction". Congratulations!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Paul - Great, great shot. Couple other observations, the perfect background of a blue California sky, and the fact that no part of the plane is hidden by building, palm trees or lightposts. (There may be a single palm frond by the front wheel on the port side bogey.) But there are no obstructions, the plane is perfectly framed in time and space by everything around it. It has a Norman Rockwell feeling to it, i.e. the reaction of the people add to the dramatic nature of the subject. Besides the view the sounds of landing aircraft is really great. I know the location well and will visit there on Sep 2.

Frank M

PS From your spot you must have had to watch your back for cars exiting the drive-thru.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I love this shot. And I love this particular location outside LAX. Been there many times, but it excites me every time I get to go round. Great shot once again.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Airliners.net should tap into that security camera on the wall for awesome live feed on the website!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Best shoot I´ve ever seen at Airliners.net...
Nice to see my Lufthansa-Bird flying and flying... 5*!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I was there 2 weeks ago and ate a 10x (animal style) and an animal style french fries and a diet soft drink. I missed a CRJ because I had to use the restroom after I finished eating.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Paul, once again I see a brilliant photo from you!
Congratulations! (S.K. from Russia)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Visitor from Germany: Thanks for this shot, I will definitly go there. I just wasn't sure if i should try SFO or LAX, but now, I'm really sure bout LAX and the good old IN-N-OUT Burger. Hope it tastes good. Greetings from Karlsruhe
Anonymous
7 years ago
Good times spotting at the in n out!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot, im trying to figure out if the waiter is trying to fix the red sun shade, or whether he is trying to get a view of the plane!
Anonymous
7 years ago
The one and only In & Out ... were else can you have a taste of A340 with your burger and fries? I live just north-west of there. Great photo Paul!

Dan
LAX, California
Anonymous
7 years ago
Simply great!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Cool picture man. i live southwest from there
keep up the nice pictures

Rich
Orange County California
Anonymous
7 years ago
I quite like how the waiter pulls down that umbrella to have a good view of this beauty! Very good catch!
Anonymous
7 years ago
That thing is long!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Yes! I love in n out burger!!!!! .....nice aircraft by the way
Anonymous
6 years ago
Yay finally a look at that In-n-out burger. Thanks!
Anonymous
6 years ago
One of my favorite restaurants, not only is the food great but the view is absolutely incredible. 5*****
Anonymous
6 years ago
Every time i go out of the country and wen i come back i always go to that in n out and i watch the planes flying over me and landing on runway 24R!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
You got the essence of America and a great airliner, it's just an amazing picture!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot, I fly regularly to LAX ,and I always wanted to land in the burger place instead of runway 24L!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Its beautiful
Anonymous
6 years ago
Those burgers look mighty tasty!!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot and also a great ad for the LAX In and Out. Great spotting for aircraft as well as celebs, saw George Clooney there once!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing pic, nice capture!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Two extremes in the same photo: the advanced euro technology and the trash American food ! :-) LOL
Anonymous
5 years ago
Way better than Maho Beach haha :P
Anonymous
5 years ago
In this picture is everything I love. Lufthansa, the 346, In-n-Out, relaxed people. This picture is alive. Perfect shot.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Resolution Whawwww Bravo !
Anonymous
5 years ago
A picture says a thousand words
Anonymous
3 years ago
Can i just say that, my bestfriend is the one by the door in the blue shirt, drinking the soda...haha he's famous
Great shot
Jared, new york

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