Sacramento International Airport

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Sacramento, United States

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Sacramento International Airport in California, as seen at night along a road that Homeland Security was probably watching to see if I was trying to shoot down a passenger jet with my Nikon D80 and the 75-300 telephoto lens. LOL! IN Rancho Cordova, the local police tossed me off a road more than a mile outside a minor airport during an air show so odd are that I was under tight surveillance out in the dark aiming something at passing aircraft. LOL!

This shot was taken the same day I shot Moody Sunset, just a few minutes later in the evening. Both used the 18 – 55 mm kit lens. Slightly overcast sky in this direction, no wind, and a temperature of about 65 degrees. Since I had already used the lenses that night, the camera bag was open and everything was at or close to the ambient air temperature. I say all this because I have no explanation for the star effect around the airport lights. I don’t even know if a star filter comes in the size of a telephoto lens nor do I know why anyone would use both together so I obviously didn’t have one. If the effect had been added by some sort of post shot processing, I can’t imagine why it didn’t cause the same effect on BUILDING lights too.

I’m going to have to go back out there and see if this happens twice, reviewing shots immediately on the laptop. At least then I’ll know if it was something I did somewhere or if it happens every time I for some strange reason.

Anyway, the look is interesting tho I don’t see any reason for it on more than 2 or 3 localized spots on any photograph. Special effects (as this shots looks like it has) just make me feel like I’m “making” photographs rather than shooting them. Well, making abstracts with them is fine so I’ll break my own opinion in 3 seconds. How about that for decisiveness? LOL!

PS As far as I know, the only flights that departed from here and left the country have been canceled forever so we’re about as “international” as IHOP (or the International House Of Pancakes for those outside America). :-D

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