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31-JUL-2010 Walter O. Koenig

July 31

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Near Miss

Actually a bit of an optical illusion, but this is the normal flight path into Lindbergh Field.
Note how close this was as the focal length is only 42mm.
For those of you who want to find this spot to take photos like this, use the map link I have provided.

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Carol Rollins03-Aug-2010 04:23
Whoa, that is a great shot Walter! ~
globalgadabout01-Aug-2010 14:45
certainly seems within a whisker of disaster...well caught Walter...V
Guest 01-Aug-2010 13:09
Super details and color.v
pkocinski01-Aug-2010 12:19
Just saw a show on TV on what they called "extreme airports" and yup SD was one of them because of this parking garage!
CM Kwan01-Aug-2010 10:29
Wonderful capture and interesting information, Walter! V
Stephanie01-Aug-2010 09:56
Cool shot!!! BV
John01-Aug-2010 08:46
Holy smoke, they pass low. Real low. Excellent shot. ~V~
María Cano01-Aug-2010 08:44
Almost I can touch it .. ;) but sure, I can hear and feel it .. Fantastic shot Walter ! .. -V-
René Gysi01-Aug-2010 08:04
Superb composition with great timing. V
Dave Hein01-Aug-2010 07:24
Note the two red obstruction lights on the building. That tells me how close this really is.
Guest 01-Aug-2010 07:20
Amazing shot Walter! V
Gerard Koehl01-Aug-2010 06:49
Superbe composition... V
Cindi Smith01-Aug-2010 06:47
That is close and I love the image. Hehe......trying to land on the roof. I know it is higher from the building than it looks but this is one of those mose excellent shots!
Jaime González01-Aug-2010 06:47
Ready for landing! Impressive capture. -V-
Ann...01-Aug-2010 06:16
Good timing on your part, that is awful close!
Simon Chandler01-Aug-2010 03:45
Excellent vantage point and timing. Great lighting on the subject. Unique and appealing. v
J. Scott Coile01-Aug-2010 03:08
An effective illusion!
Bryan Murahashi01-Aug-2010 03:08
A fabulous capture of this close landing.
Sam Rua01-Aug-2010 03:05
Nice timing, Walter. Yes, Lindbergh field does seem kind of out of place being so close to downtown. I was amazed to learn that it is the busiest single runway airport in the US.
Sandi Whitteker01-Aug-2010 02:47
Nice capture Walter. They sure do come in low over houses and buildings on their way down. Can make you a little nervous living in the flight path on foggy nights, and we have a few of them.
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