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BOEING 747-8 (D-ABYD) - I’ve been taking picture at this location for the past 12 years now, and over that time those palm trees have grown and grown.  Having said that… timing is now critical to get the entire AC in the shot.  I made 4 other attempts before finally getting a perfectly framed shot like this one.
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I’ve been taking picture at this location for the past 12 years now, and over that time those palm trees have grown and grown. Having said that… timing is now critical to get the entire AC in the shot. I made 4 other attempts before finally getting a perfectly framed shot like this one.


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Charles Clements
Great shot, beautiful color.
Super photo -
hey mate, you wouldn't happen to have that photos in HD so i can use it as my desktop background? it combines my love of Airplanes and my love of in-n-out
Jim Quinn
I just love this shot! I think it's worth the twelve years it took you to get the perfect opportunity and I'm glad you didn't give up! The palm trees being tall as they are give the photo some added depth IMHO. Congratulations!
Alex Richard
Nice shot!
chris lucak
Great place to enjoy a burger and fries while you're doing a little spotting.
A.Levent Bekdik
Fantastic shot, thanks for sharing.
Mike Jones
Very well done! Nice framing, ideal afternoon and of course a great subject!
Robert Ferrell
Nicely done.
werner rummens
Popular spot in LAX; beautiful picture well done
Paul Yap
Superb shot of the 747-800. May I know the actual location of the In-N-out burger joint ? Would like to visit that location for plane spotting and photo taking. Thanks
Paul PaulsenPhoto Uploader
This is the address: 9149 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles CA. 90045. Just to let you know. Runway 24R will be closed from June 1, 2015 through October 2015 for runway upgrades. That is the runway closest to the In N out. So photos like the one above will not be possible during that time. Paul
Paul Yap
Paul, Thank you for sharing the information. Much appreciated. Take care.
Ben Wang
Awesome! Love it...I-N-O, 747, what can be better? :)
Philippe Andres
Very good job, nice framing. I shoot birds so I understand perfectly how difficult it is, very same challenge.
...well, not so funny for me – I "invented" that shot...and now of course, I'm going to get flack for saying that, but...I never saw anybody having taken this type of shot before I did – (and meta data could of course prove that) – and then I got to see it copied in a California magazine...not funny
There is nothing "intuitive" or obvious about this shot, you see...and I wondered, as I was taking them, how long it would be before anybody else would try to do same and I often tried to "check" if anybody saw me doing it...that is, among "plane poppers"...
The difference with my shots are that they are better taken...better processed and if you are a photographer yourself, you cannot be in favor of copying other people's work...so caution yourself.
If you want to see my images you can find them on flickr...I "slowed down" uploading to flightaware, since there was no sense whatsoever to the "scoring" – anything and everything could get "4.5 stars"....I mean...come on...
I understand that you cannot "own" views, but when something if obviously plagiarized, it sure as heck is ok to point it out....
Paul PaulsenPhoto Uploader
Really… you invented this shot? What a bold and arrogant statement that is. I said I have been shooting this location for the last 12 years and that is the truth. I made no claims I was the first… just that I have been shooting there for that amount of time. All you have to do is go to Airliners . net and you will have your proof! Go ahead and look at my photos from 2003 on and you will see a variety of shots from the In N Out area including ones just like the shot above. Next time before you start attacking someone about what you believe is your “Invention” make sure you have your facts straight. Oh…BTW I have an opinion too. For me the shots you have posted that are similar to mine (your oldest one on this site is 2 years ) could have been cropped tighter as the AC looks way too distant. Quite sloppy as well as portions of the AC are blocked by the palm trees.
Dwight Hartje
Very nice catch and shot! Do those aircraft come that close? If so I deffianatly would like to visit there some day!
Bo Ryan
Great shot!
Haha....I have also taken several shots at this IN N OUT burger restaurant!! It is a real joy to eat a Double-double with seeing all the final approaches! :)
Matthew Baldwin
I have been myself and it offers some awesome pictures
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
30-May-2024 B748Singapore Changi ()Frankfurt Int'l () 12:08AM +08 05:40AM CEST En Route
28-May-2024 B748Frankfurt Int'l ()Singapore Changi () 10:39PM CEST 04:58PM +08 (+1) 12:19
28-May-2024 B748Incheon Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 01:09PM KST 06:32PM CEST 12:23
27-May-2024 B748Frankfurt Int'l ()Incheon Int'l () 04:10PM CEST 09:59AM KST (+1) 10:49
26-May-2024 B748São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:38PM -03 10:12AM CEST (+1) 10:34
25-May-2024 B748Frankfurt Int'l ()São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l () 10:39PM CEST 05:17AM -03 (+1) 11:38
25-May-2024 B748Bengaluru Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:37AM IST 08:49AM CEST 8:42
24-May-2024 B748Frankfurt Int'l ()Bengaluru Int'l () 01:29PM CEST 01:29AM IST (+1) 8:29
24-May-2024 B748Bengaluru Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:49AM IST 08:50AM CEST 8:30
23-May-2024 B748Frankfurt Int'l ()Bengaluru Int'l () 01:36PM CEST 01:33AM IST (+1) 8:27
22-May-2024 B748Miami Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 07:03PM EDT 09:35AM CEST (+1) 8:32
22-May-2024 B748Frankfurt Int'l ()Miami Intl () 11:03AM CEST 02:32PM EDT 9:29
21-May-2024 B748Incheon Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 12:45PM KST 05:58PM CEST 12:12
20-May-2024 B748Frankfurt Int'l ()Incheon Int'l () 03:58PM CEST 09:57AM KST (+1) 10:58
19-May-2024 B748Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:56PM CDT 08:30AM CEST (+1) 9:34
19-May-2024 B748Frankfurt Int'l ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 10:36AM CEST 01:28PM CDT 9:51
18-May-2024 B748Newark Liberty Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:50PM EDT 07:45AM CEST (+1) 6:54
18-May-2024 B748Frankfurt Int'l ()Newark Liberty Intl () 02:19PM CEST 03:58PM EDT 7:39
17-May-2024 B748San Francisco Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:30PM PDT 10:22AM CEST (+1) 9:51
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