Saturday, January 31, 2009
It is a Frisbee? Is it a landmine? Is it a creature from the deep? Is it the latest George Foreman grill? Good guesses all. But, for your viewing enjoyment, we bring you the Honeywell runway centerline light.
If you have never seen one up close, well, now you have.
Shot location: LGB
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
As Arnold Schwarzenegger said in the movie True Lies, “Is it a water heater? A snow cone machine? No, it’s an Espresso maker.”
Close, but we present to you the Garrett TPE-331 on a hook. Kinda’ like on a stick, only different.
Shot location: ONT
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Before Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear he made paintings like this. Our European staffer seems to do pretty well with both of his.
Shot location: MAN (photo by Nik French)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
This little gem just slid across our desk direct from the Way Back Machine (before color was invented). The dude is a friend of our site, Mr. John Flores. He has since grown up and now works on U-2’s.
Shot location: ONT (photographer unknown)
Friday, January 23, 2009
Yes, not only are The Fixx a good band, but they were also quite prophetic (at least for us). You see, before you can get Totally Jacked Up Airport Photos, you must first procure a Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photo of your ride.
Shot location: WHP
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
If we did not know where this came from (and unfortunately we do), we'd have thought this a painting of mechanical impressionism. Notice not only the subject matter (an Alaska Boeing 737-800 for the aeronautically impaired), but also the composition, the lighting, and best of all, the seductive visual texture.
Now that is Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photo erotica.
Shot location: SAN
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
The first viewer to Find The Plane In The Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photo contest wins a big ‘Atta Boy, a pat on the proverbial back, and the admiration of the six other viewers of this site.
As a bonus - The first person to identify the aircraft type and airline wins ten raffle tickets to the "Who wants to own Long Beach Airport" give-away (see City Hall for details).
Shot location: BUR
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Is this merely a blown camera setting or an attempt at glamorizing the past via the Sepia toning process? We may never know (which is fine by us), and leads to Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos’ axiom number four:
“Some things are best left unsolved.”
Shot location: LAX (Photo by Michael Breckshot)
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
What you see here are not only a couple of Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos (of which we are most proud), but also what has now become an all too common sight (of which none of us are proud) - The Southern California firestorm. The smoke actually blacked out the sun and rained ash for a couple of hours.
Shot location: LGB, November 2008
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Take a beautiful subject (a CRJ in this case), add a dash of eclecticism, and viola (as the French say)! Pure aviation art.
Or, it could just have been a case of airport ghosts (if you believe in that sort of thing). Only our ace, roving photographer knows for sure.
Shot location: MAN (Photo by Nik French)