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Monday, December 04, 2006

Seattle at Night


View of the Seattle Skyline across Elliott Bay from Alki Beach in West Seattle.
This is about a full minute exposure. Streaks in the sky were made by commercial aircraft on approach into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
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6 comments:

Solo said...

Dude, nice shot.
It's killing me that you caught in frame the moment where the aircraft switch from strobe to landing light. Planned? Knowing you...

Solo said...

Wait... correct that. By the telltale 'flash' at the apex of the craft's turn, it appears that it is taking off rather than landing. Enlighten me, as I have never studied the patterns there...

The Letter said...

Great shot!

Anonymous said...

That is an awesome picture!

The Eye said...

Thank you all for your comments.

To answer solo's question, the boomerang-shaped track in the sky and the fainter streak punctuated by bright dots were made by separate aircraft arriving from different directions. On this clear night, the landing runway was 16L. For this approach, traffic arriving from all directions turns final over Seattle and descends toward the field, affording passengers a spectacular view of the city.

shahin said...

Amazing photo.