Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Dec '09

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Dec '09

Postby PeterR on Sun 24 Jan 2010, 6:24 pm

Another set of photos from my trip to America over the Christmas holidays.

Spent quite a few days at LAX airport in a number of locations and the one thing about the airport is that it is THE most annoying airport in the world... Reason? Well because there's 4 runways it seems like all the good stuff goes in / out on the runay your not on, the number of special schemes or rare aircraft we missed is staggering.

So here's some of my best shots and some of the most interesting aircraft we saw. Taken from; 'In-Out Burger', 'The Parking Spot', Imperial Hill and a couple on the ramp :tongue: :biggrin:























C+C Welcome! :wink:

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Re: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Dec '09

Postby Ben H on Sun 24 Jan 2010, 6:26 pm

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Re: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Dec '09

Postby danspuggti on Sun 24 Jan 2010, 6:29 pm

I like the night shot of the Quantas A380 :biggrin: Was that the only A380 you saw?
Same old sh*t.............just happening on a different day!!!
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Re: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Dec '09

Postby McG on Sun 24 Jan 2010, 6:58 pm

Surprised you were allowed to stay at the "Parking Spot" garage. Their normally quite anal about photography by all accounts.

The pic of the bunch for me is the Delta 747-400 rotation shot from Imperial Hill. It's a pity you didn't walk a little bit further down Sepulveda Boulevard from the In 'N' Out burger, as you wouldn't then have had to shoot into the sun on a few of the shots.

Re: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Dec '09

Postby LeeHathaway on Sun 24 Jan 2010, 7:05 pm

Very nice Peter, I think some of these could qualify for POTW :wink: :clap:
Regards, Lee

Re: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Dec '09

Postby Macc on Sun 24 Jan 2010, 8:10 pm

China Airlines is a stunner! The rest are half and half, some lovely composition like the C47 and the Lufty 747 is a nice one but I feel the set is let down by some backlit shots and some others like the Qantas A380 at night.
Overall, nice work, nice to see something different but maybe selection of shots would be better.
Hope this helps (none is meant to negatively impact you in any way, just as opinion.)

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Re: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Dec '09

Postby Chef_uk on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 12:47 am

Some BIG babies there. Must be awesome to see so many operating the local.
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Re: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Dec '09

Postby Lumix on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 8:02 am

1st one is pick of the bunch. Lovely light on that one! :clap:
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Re: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Dec '09

Postby PeterR on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 4:47 pm

Thanks for the replies! :biggrin:

Ben - On seconds thoughts it is slightly too dark, good call!
'danspuggti' - Yes, at the moment the Qantas flights are the only A380 services into LAX
'McG' - We were lucky and didn't encounter security during the day, but when we tried to go and do some night photography from the top (should have got some some angles on the car traffic and aircraft) we were turned away by the security guard.
Lee - Thanks, I do hope so! *cough* nominatations please *cough* :grin:
Macc - Fair point, some shots aren't the best (I agree) but I wanted to show more of the traffic that we don't we in the UK
'Chef_uk' and 'Lumix' - Thanks


Re: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Dec '09

Postby Trinity on Tue 26 Jan 2010, 9:10 pm

All v good shots, but the landing Delta shows the skill & stress of getting it down, must have been struggling in the cross wind. :shock:

Re: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Dec '09

Postby 747woody on Tue 26 Jan 2010, 11:07 pm

747s love crosswinds!!!!!..

Nice varied selection, but first one's the best IMHO! - lovely end of day light! :clap:
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