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    Hey gang, A lot of people (Mike Costigliola, Scott Kiel, few more) think i'm weird for turning my camera away from the planes and taking pictures of other things. I do this because, It's when I get home and look at the pictures, It's these pics that I treasure most!

    I want to share about 20 photos that will kind of show those of you who didn't make it and those of you looking forward to the next meet up what kind of experience it was for us!

    Enjoy!

    Welcome to Los Angeles International Airport!


    I got to LAX the evening of July 20th and Kevin and the gang met me at baggage claim. I got my bag and went back to the room with them and went to bed. The next day, we went to the hill early around 9am. Here are some shots from the Hill:


    Greg had a hard time keeping his camera out of my face... :P


    Greg's Father, probably to coolest dad out there. He drove us around this day after Jurgens Father, Hans left back to AMS. Thanks Mr. Dewey!


    Reggies! Yahoo! :P


    Kev aka Harry Potter. Taken with one of those pimp little F1.8 50mm primes at F1.8

    That afternoon we went to the IN N OUT. No Photos

    Next day we went to Mojave MHV. We saw some planes parking in the desert! Pictures:


    We got driven around the airport in a Ford Van. We had to shoot from the van, but that didnt stop us from opening the doors and shooting away. Here is Dan... i mean Dale :P putting his camera to work!


    It was blazing out in the desert! We were all kinda hyper after the tour of the airfield and started randomly shooting eachother in the parking lot!

    We drove back to LAX (bout an hour) but it took us probably 2 hours with traffic! But James Rowson was an awesome sport and did an awesome job driving in the LA traffic!

    Once we got back to LAX, the weather had closed in and overcast ruled the skies. Ralph Duenas (Spartan30) was in town and so I gave him a ring and he came out with his 300D and Bigma50-500.


    Ralph, thanks so much for coming out and joining us at the Proud bird! Made the Meet-Up really a meet-up! More the merrier

    After some worthless spotting and shooting this one girl who was walkin her dog, we went to the Proud Bird. Jurgen and Kevin had their camera's along, hopefully they can add the group picture to the post when they get the chance

    That evening back at the hotel room:


    Jurgen busted out his tripod and so we all took turns taking night shots of the planes flying by the hotel room! Way to go Kevin!


    James was exhausted and spent the evening editing photos. Jurgen just kinda passed out :P and Dale watched Conan O'Brien along with me and Kevin.

    Wasnt too long till Dale had to expell some energy and do like everyone does at a Hotel when no one is looking.. Jump on the Bed!

    Lmao!

    The next day the Brits went home So, we slept in and spent most of the day in the hotel room, just waiting around for 5pm. We shot out of the balcony. Lots was to be seen out of the balcony other than Planes:


    Why a Squirrel you ask? Well, the brits nearly sh*t a brick when they saw it. Apparently Brits seeing squirrels is like americans seeing lions. Kinda rare.


    Holiday Inn employs a dedicated caring staff. Here you can see on of the doormen out back behind the hotel playing around on the dolly.

    Jurgen and Dale went off to the Internet Cafe to do the internet thing for a little:

    Hehe.. I swear I wasnt using the 50-500 for this shot Jurgen

    Across the way there were some kids playing backyard-baseball. So, naturally I decided to try out some action shots!:


    YOu know thats gonna be a homer!


    Going to Right Field! (Aka Garage!)

    Just cause I Always do this:

    COPS! Meh.. they were cool. Never talked to me once

    Then it was time for them to go. We went down to the Lobby and waited for the Airport Shuttle:


    Love the socks Dale


    Flight Details of Kevin, James, and Dale's flight home.


    "I got a passport! I got a passport!"

    Then.. as quickly as I had met them .. they were gone ... Jurgen and I went back to the room and wallowed away in our tears and pain of them leaving. Chris Kilroy would be arriving at 10pm so we hung out till he arrived.
    Candler684: The next day Chris Jurgen and I went to the HIll and took pictures. No PIctures for the forum.

    That evening Chris and I went to In and OUt and took pictures. It was cool cause we got to meet Ken Cheung, a Jetphotos.net and Airliners.net photographer! Natrually, I couldnt say bye without getting my picture with him

    Was nice meeting you Ken! For all ya'll, be sure to check out Ken's work. He's pretty good!

    LAX-IN n OUt has a local boy. We saw him nearly everytime we were out there! He was a cool guy! Here he is!

    Suprising enough.. he was pretty good at aircraft rec!.. kinda like Mikecweb! :P

    Next day, Chrisk, Greg and Myself spent the afternoon at the In-N Out! Photos:

    The In-N-OUt!



    Greg was very hyper upon meeting the God of Jetphotos.net! :P and started doing all these odd poses.


    We spent most of the afternoon just sitting in the grass... enjoying the traffic. (as seen on the glasses of Chris Kilroy! :P)


    We had lunch and dinner at the In-N-Out. Greg ordering at the famous LAX In-N-Out!

    We then drove greg to the train station.. which I will not elaborate on certain reasons

    Chris and I continued on through the desert to Las Vegas and I went home on Tuesday the 27th of July!

    It was an awesome trip! I hope that these pictures have inspired some people (SCOTT KIEL) to look into coming to the next meet up! The next one will surely be a blast as was this one!

    One final picture:

    The entire gang (Minus greg, ralph and chris) at MHV!

    Left to Right: Adam Wright (DeltaASA16) Jurgen (Spotter), James Rowson (B7772ADL), Kevin Cadd (KaddyUK), and Dale Coleman (EGCC)!

    Thanks so much guys for the trip! I had an amazing time! So glad I could experience LAX for the first time with you and Meet with you guys at LAX!

    Hope you enjoyed the photos and maybe inspires you (SCOTT KIEL ) to make plans to be at the next international jetphotos.net get together!

    Any and all comments and questions are welcome

    -Adam

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    Fantastic trip report Adam!

    You was the one that asked me to jump on the bed while you take pics!

    You should of got that fit girl in the background of the lobby shot

    I'm sure that fat guy lives in the trash behind In-N-Out He was always there!

    It really was a fantastic trip Thanks for everything and see ya again soon Adam

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    • #3
      Re: Reflections on LAX 2004 (Photos Galore!)

      Originally posted by DeltaASA16
      Hey gang, A lot of people (Mike Costigliola, Scott Kiel, few more) think i'm weird for turning my camera away from the planes and taking pictures of other things.
      No Adam, I only think your wierd when you upload a picture of a tree and an airport police truck and then brag to me about it

      Nice shots man, fu*kin wish I could have been there.

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      • #4
        Looks like you guys had a blast.

        Wish I could've gone.
        Will F.
        Photos: JetPhotos.Net | Airliners.net | General Photography

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        • #5
          Nice pics, Adam!

          Damn.. I really wish I'd taken a picture of the 45 minute drive from LAX to Union Station!

          [Hint: I drive a two seater BMW Z3 ]
          Trump is an idiot!
          Vote Democrats!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chris Kilroy
            [Hint: I drive a two seater BMW Z3 ]
            Who was on top?
            Will F.
            Photos: JetPhotos.Net | Airliners.net | General Photography

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Crazy764
              Who was on top?
              Trump is an idiot!
              Vote Democrats!!

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              • #8
                Ah mate, those are a cool selection of photos from an awesome week, brings back lots of fun memories.

                Who needs a D30 when a 300D can capture the action too - just check out Dan's (ohhh, sorry, i mean Dale's) death defying bed action (jumping on beds that is) .

                I'll have to see if i can dig out some other non-av photos from the week.

                Whoever let people drive in LA should be removed from this planet - they are nutters!! I'm glad I got you all back safely, despite a rather large truck trying to wipe us out. Next time we get an SUV .

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kaddyuk
                  Originally posted by EGCC
                  I'm sure that fat guy lives in the trash behind In-N-Out
                  Just like john @ MAN and the AVP eh dale :P...
                  E-Mail Me - My Photo's - My Photographer Profile

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                  • #10
                    Nice shots m8, really brings back memorys. It was great to be there. And btw, I didnīt nealry pass out, think that was james.....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kaddyuk
                      Originally posted by EGCC
                      I'm sure that fat guy lives in the trash behind In-N-Out
                      Just like john @ MAN and the AVP eh dale :P...
                      ROFLMAO!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Crazy764
                        Originally posted by Chris Kilroy
                        [Hint: I drive a two seater BMW Z3 ]
                        Who was on top?
                        I swear I might kill you Chris.

                        Nice shots Adam. I see you got a picture of the homeless guy with the stolen point and shoot film cameras.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kaddyuk
                          Oh yeah adam, I am going to kick your ass black and blue next time I see you for that Harry Potter Comment!!!




                          You don't mind 'Harry Spotter though eh?

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                          • #14
                            kaddyuk wrote:
                            Oh yeah adam, I am going to kick your ass black and blue next time I see you for that Harry Potter Comment!!!






                            You don't mind 'Harry Spotter though eh?


                            Kevin

                            You wont get chance to kick Adams ass because I am gonna kick yours first for your comments haha

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                            • #15
                              Great Shots Adam!!
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