I just did a review of scenes showing people going/leaving the Tyrell building. Only the first sequence is going to be useful. I’m afraid there’s barely little info to be gleaned.
The first shot is Deckard and Gaff in a spinner heading towards the building. The sun seems to coming from their left a bit.
Later, inside the building, there’s a Sun seen low in the sky before Deckard tests Rachel.
Is this sunset or sunrise? Generally seems to be sunset. Especially since it is dark when they leave the building.
(Motion of spinners and changes in angles suggest the window isn’t a fake.)
But at one point the background is shown during the test and the sky is darker with a hint of a larger light a bit higher than the window. The pollution and approaching rain could make LA in that era very dark at daytime.
I note that there is a clock-like counter shown in the spinner as they left after Gaff picked up Deckard. 16:48:52:19 and rolling. Almost 5pm if that is local time. Time to talk to Bryant and head out before sunset.
If I go with sunset, then the original approach was to the NW. Assuming they flew straight from Police HQ and that was located in the center of LA, They’d have to flown over the Hollywood hills.
In one shot over the Tyrell building, a large flat, expanse is seen. Seems mainly low buildings such as suburban housing and retail. A safe bet would be in the Van Nuys to North Hills area, maybe a little more east.
Santa Clarita is unlikely. Simi Valley would almost do. Oxnard. Hmm. Maybe Oxnard. In the area where the farms are now east of it. Much more W than NW though. Also need to explain the gas flares. (Not a lot of oil N of the hills, either. Let’s assume a new discovery or the flares are from a man made source.)
But, like with way too many movies and TV shows, the angles of sunlight are not kept consistent. So other directions cannot be ruled out.