wow i’m back again
back for my yearly post hehe. these photos are from an LAX spotting trip that happened almost a year ago, when myself and @AndrewWu, @Altaria55, @Cameron_Stone, @Guxk, and @Speedyyy descended on los angeles for a weekend. this post has a combination of ground shots and aerials, which all of us were very lucky to be able to do.
cue the aerials, this here shot from the el segundo orbit across the airport to catch this china airlines A359 departing past playa del rey. pushed the reach of my 100-400 with this one, but i think it came out pretty good!
there’s no takeoffs quite like the 747’s, and watching one depart from above was an incredible experience. lighting conditions really pulled through for this shot
early morning departure for an atlas air freighter
i wasn’t ready to catch this one, hence the butchered settings and the all-white paint doesn’t exactly do me any favours but i recovered it…i think?
one of my favourite aerial angles, a top-down of an aircraft parked at a gate. this here is one of many united B772s wearing star alliance paint
i have to give allegiant credit for their current livery it’s pretty good
LAX is somewhat known for panning, so here’s some of my best attempts (as usual brought to you by topaz denoise and sharpen)
i better not get flamed for these
these shots are from a previous trip but i wanted to fill the rest of the topic
stereotypical in n out cameo
virgin atlantic B789 “lady freedom” (haha land of freedom) departing RNAV DLREY off 24L
one of my favourite shots of all time, and the only photo that i have ever printed
tahiti paint still stands as the objective best livery out there
canon 50mm 1.8 IS STM
canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM
sigma 16-35mm f1.8 DC art
sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM contemporary
thanks for stopping by!