April 16th, Day 106: Sky Shots

Isaac and I live right under the flight path for many planes coming and going from Sea-Tac Airport. We’re not close enough to the actual airport that the planes are super low, but they are definitely on the descent/ascent by the time are passing over our apartment.

Tonight as I drove home from work around 8pm I noticed what *I think* was a higher-than-normal number of planes passing overhead. I took advantage of the situation and set up my tripod in the backyard.

These are the results.

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This one is my favorite

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The timer stopped when the plane was still mid-frame, hence this photo where it looks as if the plane disappeared suddenly.

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It was harder than I thought it would be to catch them flying near the moon…I aimed my camera at the moon, and used the moon as the focus guide. I have several shots where the plane flew just outside the frame!