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For example, an option of: - Paul Jones  .. indicates that there are 550 total photos taken by Paul Jones currently in the database.
Note: The total number of photos, enclosed in brackets, is updated four (4) times hourly, and may be slightly inaccurate.
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The Keywords field is ideal for searching for such specifics as aircraft registrations, photographers' names, specific airport/city names, specific paintschemes (i.e. 'Wunala Dreaming'), etc. To use the Keywords field, begin by selecting a Keyworld search field. You may select either a specific database field (airline, aircraft, etc.), or choose to match your keyword to all database fields.
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Additionally, decade ranges (1990-1999, etc.) are available as selections in this menu. Selecting a decade range will show all photos matching your other search criteria from the selected decade. The 'All Years' selection is the default selection for this option.
Note: One of my last shots of the day! This Polar departed after the sun had gone down and the clouds had rolled in. No light = a chance to go panning, nothing to extreme but it came out nicely. (1dmkii/100-400LIS)
Note: American triple seven taxis into the stand after arriving from my home town, London. The Qantas 744 sits behind it waiting to make it's late night departure back to Australia. (1dmkii/100-400LIS)
Note: It takes me a long while to get round to uploading my pictures however a benefit of that is finding a picture of something like this one which you don't see anymore. Here is a JAL 744 in the old colours departing LAX, shot from imperial...
Note: United 757 departs Los Angeles wearing the old colours which i actually prefer to photograph than the newer colours. Also managed to catch a Lufty longhaul on downwind in the background peaking out from behind the UA's fuselage....
Note: When this MD11 came up on the horizon none of us expected it to look like this mutant! This MD11 was at the time newly aquired by Fed Ex from the defunt Varig. This aircraft's previous reg's included... EI-CDJ, PK-GIH, PP-VPO and is now...
Note: Dragging another one of my old photos from my archive here. A nice shot of an America West A320 on approach to runway 24R at LAX. This aircraft now wears the USAir livery i believe. (1dmkii/100-400LIS)
Note: Sinagpore Airlines 744 arrives into LAX. The majority of SQ's 744 fleet now sport the larger 'Singapore' titles. Singapore are currently retiring the 744 fleet so get photos of them while you can. (1dmkii/100-400LIS)
Note: This can be considered as an impossible shot nowadays! JAL no longer have any aircraft in this old livery and they also no longer serve LAX with the 744's! They now operate only the newer 777-300ER's on the Japan-LA routes. This was taken...
Note: Korean Air 744 on it's last minute of it's long flight from Seoul. Looking fantastic head on in the cali sunshine. This shot was taken as i was walking to IN-N-OUT to get myself a double double. Seeing this on downwind i thought i'd try...
Note: Lufthansa A343 departing LAX to make it's way back to Europe late in the day. The clouds had rolled in and the sun had gone to leave me shooting at a rather low shutter speed! The bonus is that the shots come our rather nice looking when...
Note: Now this was pretty touch and go to get this. After a day shooting the light had finally dipped below the horizon and combined with some crappy cloud cover that rolled in meant that the shutter speed dropped and panning was my only option...