San Diego 28.07.2022

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grahamh
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San Diego 28.07.2022

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Spent a few days in San Diego in an apartment right under the flight path into SAN. If you're unfamiliar, it's an old-school airport right in the city. The final approach passes low over the huge Balboa Park, which sits on high ground in the city centre. We were right next door - the planes emerged from behind trees (first pic) before disappearing over nearby buildings as the ground dropped away behind us. I really wished I'd brought my long lens as I only had a 55mm zoom but I whacked the image size up and hoped they'd survive the cropping. Obviously they're not all as sharp as I would have liked. I have basic equipment and don't really know what I'm doing, but I hope you enjoy the variety here all the same! Early-evening light was nice but sky was plain until the photogenic Spirit A320 appeared at the end of my session. I think I caught most of the major carriers; most of the flights into SAN are domestic. Photos in order taken.

ImageBalboa Park trees_DSC_0274 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageN215AK Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER_DSC_0266 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageN896FE_FedEx Feeder Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster_DSC_0267 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageN3773D Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-800_DSC_0268 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageN957WN Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700_DSC_0272 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageN185SY Alaska Airlines-op SkyWest Embraer ERJ-175_DSC_0281 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageN939NN American Airlines Boeing 737-800_DSC_0285 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageN245NV Allegiant Air Airbus A320-200_DSC_0292 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageN853VA Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-200_DSC_0299 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageN389DN Delta Air Lines Airbus A321-200_DSC_0314 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageN26226 United Airlines Boeing 737-800_DSC_0319 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageN544UW American Airlines Airbus A321-200_DSC_0323 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageN272WN Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700_DSC_0336 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageN627NK Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200_DSC_0347 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

ImageSAN approach_DSC_0333 by Graham Heeps, on Flickr

Comments and criticism welcome, thanks for looking!

Lighning Fan
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Re: San Diego 28.07.2022

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All very nice shots, strangely I quite like the last image giving a sense of place and a wider shot of the location. It looks a little crooked so might be tempted to correct the verticals - the edge of the building on the rhs seems to have a lean

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Re: San Diego 28.07.2022

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Very nice, did you get a chance to visit the Air and Space Museum?
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grahamh
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Re: San Diego 28.07.2022

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Thanks Lightning Fan for the feedback. Steep hills all around so I'm really not sure what was straight and what wasn't! But I see your point. pbeardmore, ran out of time for that one but did tour the USS Midway. Haven't been through those pics yet, if there's enough that are any good then I might post a few. Very cool museum.

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