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    LAX - 3/26/2011 (Day 3 of 4 - Image Heavy)

    Updated --- added more images in this thread (3/30)

    DAY 3
    The morning started out overcast, cold and windy. I don't think it broke 60 degrees until I left on Sunday. During the mid day the sun showed up for a while. I still have about 500 or more photos to go through for day 3 (which I'll post tomorrow), but this is what I've processed so far. This was my only time shooting at night as well for a couple of hours with Josh and Larry. I was very pleased overall with the results except for the Qantas A380, because she never stopped long enough to get a good shot off. Enjoy!

    Getting towed to the gate


    Alaska just about to hit the taxi way




    British Airways heading out


    Virgin America getting ready to taxi out (sorry about the lightening rods)


    V-Australia heading out as she starts her engines


    Air Canada getting ready to taxi as well


    Getting towed to the gate


    Qantas A380 getting pushed back (unfortunately she didn't stop long enough to get a sharp image)


    A mixed bag of traffic at the gate area


    LAX Tower (sorry about the lens flare)


    V-Australia early morning arrival (but got lucky as the sun briefly shined)


    Volaris with a special scheme


    WestJet


    Horizon with one of the special college schemes


    Southwest with Arizona scheme


    Thai (from what the local spotters tell me this usually shows up in the evening so it was an unexpected early arrival)
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    Seriously solid night shots, Mark. Wow!

    I love the interior lightning off the Virgin's

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    Mark, the night shots are AMAZING !!!! Great work
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    Such a sexy night set!
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    Wow, great night shots! I wish I was able to tag along on the mission. Mark, great meeting you. If you come back out to L.A., let me know and I will try to meet up at LAX.

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    Looks like you nailed those night shots! Wish I could've been there.

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    Thanks for the kudos guys! It was a pleasure meeting you as well Brian. I definitely hope to make out to LAX again.

    All the night images were taken with my Nikon D700 + 70-200mm f/2.8 lens on a tripod with a shutter release cable (no mirror lock-up). I went with aperture priority and set my f-stop to f/8 and the rest is history!

    Here are some more images from during the day.....

    This is where I was spotting from for some of the images below (that's Josh in the image)


    A few images of Eva Air Cargo






    China Cargo 777


    The flying Hawaiian


    Some private jet


    Qantas A380 arriving on day 3 (still no sun)


    Singapore A340


    Southwest with the Florida scheme


    Turkish with its new tail




    Another view of American Flagship Liberty


    Air Tahiti Nui rotating
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