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AirPlane Photos

usa/los_angeles/korean_take_off

Korean Air (HL7498 - Boeing 747-4B5) at LAX, El Segundo, CA — May 30, 2006

I got into a stint of taking pictures of airplanes. It happened when I was working in El Segundo. I would drive around at lunch trying to find new places to eat and one day I discovered a viewpoint overlooking LAX on the south side. Then I noticed many amateur photographers with tripods trying to take photos of planes taking off. The next time I went there, I brought my camera and started shooting. The thing about shooting airplanes is that it is a lot more challenging than it looks. For starters, the plane is traveling at at least 140 mph when it takes off. When was the last time you tried shooting an object at 140 mph? For comparison, a baseball only travels around 90 mph or less. Additionally, many planes are painted white which throws off the camera setting often overexposing the body of the plane. Still, shooting airplanes became a lifetime hobby and challenge of mine. I upgraded my Canon lenses to some L glass and let the shooting go. Below are the fruits of my endeavors. They don’t look like much, but trust me, this is a lot harder than it looks. Enjoy.


japan/2007/jal_ja613j_Boeing767-346-ER_

Japan Airlines Boeing 767-346-ER in flight, Japan — July 28, 2007

This shot was taken in flight from Tokyo to Shanghai and was accepted into the airliners.net database, a difficult feat indeed.


china/2010/b-2823_china_southern_757-21B_side

China Southern Boeing 757-21B at Ürümqi Diwopu International, China — September 8, 2010


bhutan/pbh_drukair_a5_rgi_a319_arrived

Drukair A319 A5-RGI, Paro Airport, Bhutan — October 4, 2012


usa/los_angeles/united_747_takeoff

United Airlines ND9UA Boeing 747-400 at LAX, El Segundo, CA — May 30, 2006


uae/2010/emirates_A6-EBI_777-36N_ER

Emirates A6-EBI Boeing 777-36N ER, Dubai, UAE — May 31, 2010


usa/los_angeles/quantas_747_400

Qantas VH-OJJ - Boeing 747-438 landing at LAX, El Segundo, CA — May 10, 2006


uk/2014/lhr_9V-SWJ_Singapore_Boeing_777-312ER

Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-312ER at Heathrow, England — October 16, 2014


usa/los_angeles/lax_jal_takeoff

Japan Airlines JA8085 Boeing 747-446 at LAX, El Segundo, CA — March 8, 2006


china/2010/B-5341_AirChina_PEK_URC

Air China Boeing 737-89L in flight from PEK to URC, China — September 6, 2010


usa/los_angeles/lax_korean_747_400

Korean Air HL7498 Boeing 747-4B5 at LAX, El Segundo, CA — April 6, 2006


japan/2007/jal_ja733j

JA733J Boeing 777-346/ER, Narita International Airport, Japan — July 28, 2007


usa/los_angeles/lax_air_pacific

Air Pacific 747-400 at LAX, El Segundo, CA — May 30 2006


tanzania/2010/air_uganda_Bombardier_CRJ200ER

Fixing Air Ugnada, Zanzibar, Tanzania — May 30, 2010


usa/los_angeles/delta_132

Delta Airlines at LAX, El Segundo, CA — May 10, 2006


tibet/tibet_flight_sichuan_airlines

Sichuan Airlines B-6043 Airbus A319-133 at Chengdu CTU, China — November 27, 2004

 


uae/fly_emirates

Fly Emirates, Dubai, UAE — October 4, 2007

extras/emirates_long_haul

usa/los_angeles/lax_air_new_zealand

Air New Zealand 747-400 at LAX, El Segundo, CA — April 12, 2006


tanzania/2010/fly540_cessna_208B_Grand_Caravan_5H-YEP

Fly540 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 5H-YEP, Zanzibar, Tanzania — May 30, 2010

This shot was taken at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Zanzibar, and was accepted into the airliners.net database, a difficult feat indeed.


usa/los_angeles/lax_lan_other_plane

LAN A340 at LAX, El Segundo, CA — March 8, 2006


usa/los_angeles/lax_american_777

American Airlines 777-200 at LAX, El Segundo, CA — April 12, 2006


tanzania/2010/dar_precision_air

Precision Air flight 420 ATR 72-500, Zanzibar, Tanzania — May 30, 2010


usa/los_angeles/lax_united_ted_a320_n402ua

TED United Airlines A320 at LAX, El Segundo, CA — April 6, 2006


seychelles/sez_air_seychelles

Air Seychelles, Mahé, Seychelles — May 17, 2010


usa/san_francisco/sfo-iah-787

United 787 flying from SFO to Houston — March 2014


usa/los_angeles/korean_flying

Korean Air HL7498 - Boeing 747-4B5 at LAX, CA — May 30, 2006


usa/los_angeles/lax_aa_astro_737

American Airlines Astrojet at LAX, El Segundo, CA — April 6, 2006


guatemala/gua_usair_tower

N758US - Airbus A319-112, La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala — March 11, 2007

This shot was taken at La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City, and was accepted into the airliners.net database, a difficult feat indeed.


japan/2007/jal_yokoso_japan

JA8916 - Boeing 747-446, Narita International Airport, Japan — July 28, 2007


uae/emirates_flying

Leaving Dubai — October 4, 2007


usa/los_angeles/china_eastern_a340_lax

China Eastern B-6050 Airbus A340-642 arriving to LAX, El Segundo, CA — October 17, 2005


mexico/2003/mexicana_landing_mexico_city

Mexicana flight 320 N763MX Boeing 757-2Q8, HAV to MEX — May 22, 2003

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