Vlaja

Lives in United States Los Angeles, United States
Joined on May 27, 2008

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On photo Landing at LAX in the Your City - Flying Planes challenge (10 comments in total)
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Scottelly: I wonder how far that plane flies from that point until it actually touches down. Half a mile? Quarter of a mile? You'd think they would have kept the area free from roads and buildings. A park might make sense. Maybe a warehouse district or a sewer treatment plant. Of course at SOME distance there's going to be city buildings surrounding the airport. There might be a warehouse district to the right a few blocks, and then the airport starts. That plane sure looks like it's flying low though. Still, that plane is like 5 stories high, and it looks like it's more than three times that height above the ground. Then again, since this is obviously a shot made with a telephoto lens, it could be that we just can't see the park to the right and the single story buildings across the street from the park.

. . . O.K. I looked on Google Maps, and it seems that Sepulveda Blvd. actually goes under the airport at one point. Yeah, that's how it can look like a plane is flying so low.

Actually the plane was landing on 24R, about half a mile from Sepulveda. If you check the Google Earth you'll see that there are no obstacles for the landing planes.
747 is at least five stories plane. I've driven Sepulveda many times an saw big planes landing and on one very windy day off I decided to go and try to take a photo. It was my lucky shot.
Yes, Sepulveda goes under the southern runways that are 25L and 25R.
Thanks for your post,
Vlaja

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 04:10 UTC
On photo Landing at LAX in the Your City - Flying Planes challenge (10 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: Whoa.
Reminds me of flying into the old Hong Kong airport. There's a good vignette at the beginning of Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon".

Thanks Jacques!
I have never flown to the old Hong Kong, but this was just a lucky shot on a very windy and dusty day.
Best,
Vlaja

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 03:59 UTC
On photo Landing at LAX in the Your City - Flying Planes challenge (10 comments in total)
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wam7: Congratulations Vlaja on your much deserved win. It fits the subject perfectly and fills me with a little more apprehension should I ever land at LAX. ;)

Thank you wam7.

Vlaja

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 03:57 UTC
On photo Landing at LAX in the Your City - Flying Planes challenge (10 comments in total)
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ELSELS: Re: Landing at LAX by Vlaja

Hello Vlaja:

Congratulations on your photo!

May I ask - approximately how many rapid fire shots did you take to "isolate" / getting the jet "centered between those signs appearing on each end of it?

I would think you would need to be on Continuous Shutter shooting, to insure the outcome - or you have great shutter pressing timing skills. :-)

Thanks for sharing,

Have a nice day -

Ed

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Hi Elsels,
That was actually a lucky shot, I have taken only that one.
Best,
Vlaja

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 03:55 UTC
On photo Landing at LAX in the Your City - Flying Planes challenge (10 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: Well done

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 03:53 UTC
On photo Landing at LAX in the Final Approach challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks Edwinger!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 21:16 UTC as 1st comment
On article TIME's top photos of the year (148 comments in total)

Why are the photos of pain and suffering usually top 10 every year? There are so many nice happenings all over the globe.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 04:04 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On photo Red & blue in the Showtime! challenge (3 comments in total)

Very nice!

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 00:30 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo JELLY BEAN CARS in the Showtime! challenge (3 comments in total)

The best so far.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 01:24 UTC as 2nd comment
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