Runway Cleared? by Cristian Balo
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Runway Cleared?

March 31, 2018

This is the end product after one month of editing, choosing, layering and masking. I spent 3 days at the San Francisco International Airport Bayfront area trying to catch all the traffic arriving since sunrise until just before sunset. Fighting the elements in photography like, clouds, overcast skies, rain, heat haze and people wondering what is this guy doing here all day. The outcome was hundreds of pictures of every aircraft around its touchdown zone plus minus some meters in order to have some margin to fit everyone in their right spot. Most of the medium jets and executive jets were discarded to avoid many duplicities. I kept the most colorful and interesting. You might see 2 sizes of the same aircraft type, and that its because SanFran has two parallel runways and both are used for landings, so the smaller is using 28R while the bigger one 28L closer to the bay. Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

D850 + 500 f4

500 · f/7.1 · 1/1000 · ISO 64/400
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Matthew B. Marks's picture

Very cool.

Cristian Balo's picture

Thanks!! I appreciate your taking the time!!