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Jet crosses Sepulveda Blvd.

Jet crosses Sepulveda Blvd.

March 14, 1976: Thanks to a long telephoto lens, cross traffic on Sepulveda Blvd. at Los Angeles International Airport appears to be an American Airlines jet. Retired Los Angeles Times staff photographer Rick Meyer writes about how he got this image:

I was shooting south on Sepulveda Blvd. where the road goes under Runways 25 Left and 25 Right. Getting the photo was just a matter of having patience.

Photojournalism is more than the “decisive moment.” Often it’s waiting around for quite a bit of time for that “decisive moment” to happen. I needed the perfect combination of angle, car and plane. The plane was actually on a taxiway headed to takeoff location. I probably shot for 45 minutes.

I was assigned to shoot “wild art” and this is what I came back with.

Meyer used a Nikon 500 mm mirror lens for this image, published on page three of the March 15, 1976, Los Angeles Times.

4 Comments

  1. May 18, 2012, 9:19 am

    NEAT.

    By: SEALAT@yahoo.com
  2. May 18, 2012, 6:04 pm

    Love this! My kind of photography…

    By: Tasker Streete
  3. May 19, 2012, 10:10 am

    Its a great shot. But careful trying to get it today. I was on Sepulveda at the south of the airport near the 105 trying to get it myself when 3 airport cops pulled up, guns ready, and harassed me and my camera for 20 minutes. Apparently terrorists take pictures from public sidewalks. I put my foot down when one of them demanded my work ID and social security number.

    By: photopp@midnite.us
  4. May 19, 2012, 10:19 pm

    Its a great shot. But careful trying to get it today. I was on Sepulveda at the south of the airport near the 105 trying to get it myself when 3 airport cops pulled up, guns ready, and harassed me and my camera for 20 minutes. Apparently terrorists take pictures from public sidewalks. I put my foot down when one of them demanded my work ID and social security number.

    By: photopp@midnite.us

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