I’ve wanted to record planes landing at a major airport for a while and finally took the opportunity after renting a camera from BorrowLenses.com. 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.