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Originally I planned to go over to the airport, then instead up to the Getty to get a look at the shuttle in passing. But I had other stuff to do too, and it occurred to me that our place is just a bit south of the eastbound leg of the flight path from the ocean to the turn, to the final approach to LAX. So instead I celebrated Hobbit Second Breakfast out front with tea, toast with butter and jam, and half an avocado (hey, I'm a Southern Californian hobbit. :) ) Not having a telephoto lens, I'd decided to forgo my camera. This may have been a mistake, I looked up at a sudden vrooommm and lo and behold there went the shuttle on the 747 with two chase planes right past the house, so fast that by the time I realized she was going low enough that I could photograph her with my iTouch, she wasn't that close any more. Woooo! Called niall_shapero out to see and we waved as she headed for the final loop into LAX. This is about what it looked like - someone over in Marina del Rey seems to have gotten a photo at about the same distance. Don't know who - the site belongs to a legal firm. So if you do know who's at MBG Law, tell them it's a cool photo!


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Sep. 22nd, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
on your good fortune of being in the right place at the right time.
It never even came close to Denver so all we got to see were other people's pictures.

In other words, we are JEALOUS!!!
Sep. 23rd, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
Re: Congratulations
And if it had come in from a different approach I wouldn't have seen it at all. Luck indeed, and thank you!
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