Planes Landing at SFO

I’ve wanted to record planes landing at a major airport for a while and finally took the opportunity after renting a camera from  I headed to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) expecting to shoot from a hotel parking lot.  Instead, I found a nature preserve directly adjacent to the tarmac.  Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll get a chance to try another video later this week once holiday travel really kicks in.

Major thanks to photographer exxonvaldez for the inspiration.  I didn’t realize until after I made the video that I picked almost the same spot he did.

The images were taken using a Canon EOS 7D at f/7.1, 55mm, 10 sec., and ISO 400.  I then used my star trails Photoshop action just as I did with my night sky videos.

If you go to this location, be aware there’s a somewhat aggressive skunk that doesn’t appreciate photographers.

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