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AirPlane Photos

usa/los_angeles/korean_take_off

Korean Air HL7498 747-4B5 taking off from LAX, USA — 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 JL6136 767-346-ER in flight from NRT to PVG — July 28, 2007

This shot was accepted into the airliners.net database.

china/2010/b-2823_china_southern_757-21B_side

China Southern B-2823 757-21B at URC Ürümqi Diwopu, China — September 8, 2010


bhutan/pbh_drukair_a5_rgi_a319_arrived_2

Drukair A5-RGI A319-112 at PBH Paro Airport, Bhutan — October 4, 2012


thailand/2017/dmk_thai_lion_a330

Thai Lion Air HS-LAJ A330-343 at DMK Don Muang Airport, Thailand — December 24, 2017


japan/2007/jal_ja613j_Boeing767-346-ER_

Asiana Airlines HL7635 A380-841 in flight from LAX to ICN — December 20, 2017


usa/los_angeles/united_747_takeoff

United Airlines N119UA 747-422 taking off from LAX, USA — May 30, 2006


uae/2010/emirates_A6-EBI_777-36N_ER

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


usa/los_angeles/quantas_747_400

Qantas VH-OJJ 747-438 on final approach to LAX, USA — May 10, 2006


uk/2014/lhr_9V-SWJ_Singapore_Boeing_777-312ER

Singapore Airlines 9V-SWJ 777-312ER at Heathrow, England — October 16, 2014


usa/los_angeles/lax_jal_takeoff

Japan Airlines JA8085 747-446 taking off from LAX, USA — March 8, 2006


china/2010/B-5341_AirChina_PEK_URC

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


usa/los_angeles/lax_korean_747_400

Korean Air HL7498 747-4B5 taking off from LAX, USA — April 6, 2006


japan/2007/jal_ja733j

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


thailand/2010/singapore_airline_9V-SWK_777

Singapore Airlines 9V-SWK Boeing 777-312ER, ICN, Seoul, Korea — October 9, 2010


usa/los_angeles/lax_air_pacific

Air Pacific DQ-FJK 747-412 taxing at LAX, USA — May 30 2006


tanzania/2010/air_uganda_Bombardier_CRJ200ER

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


usa/los_angeles/delta_132

Delta Airlines 767-300 N132DN on final approach to LAX, USA — 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 taxing at LAX, USA — 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 A340-313 taking off from LAX, USA — March 8, 2006


singapore/singapore_airlines_boeing_747-412_9V-SPB

Singapore Airlines 9V-SPB 747-412, Changi Airport, Singapore — September 20, 2004


usa/los_angeles/lax_american_777

American Airlines N777AN 777-223ER taking off from LAX, USA — April 12, 2006


uae/2010/emirates_A6-EBI_777-36N_ER_construction

Emirates A6-EDF Airbus A380-861, Incheon, Seoul, Korea — October 9, 2010


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 N402UA A320-232 taking off from LAX, USA — April 6, 2006


seychelles/sez_air_seychelles

Air Seychelles s7-aaj Twin Otter, 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 taking off from LAX, USA — May 30, 2006


usa/los_angeles/lax_aa_astro_737

American Airlines Astrojet taking off from LAX, USA — April 6, 2006


guatemala/gua_usair_tower

US Airways N758US A319-112 at GUA La Aurora, Guatemala — March 11, 2007

This shot was was accepted into the airliners.net database.

japan/2007/jal_yokoso_japan

Japan Airlines JA8916 747-446, NRT, Japan — July 28, 2007


uae/emirates_flying

Leaving Dubai — October 4, 2007


usa/los_angeles/china_eastern_a340_lax

China Eastern B-6050 A340-642 on final approach to LAX, USA — October 17, 2005


mexico/2003/mexicana_landing_mexico_city

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

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