I made a quick trip to SeaTac one Sunday for another visitor that I was keen to catch and that will have its own post. I ended up shooting from a sub-optimal location and one that I had never used before. I didn’t know exactly what I could expect. Fortunately, prior to the arrival, an Asiana A350 was due in. It was about 30 minutes ahead of the one I was after so, if things didn’t work out, I had time to try moving to somewhere else.
Fortunately, while heat haze was going to be a problem and the light angle wasn’t great, neither of these were things I could do anything about and the location did provide a reasonable angle on the jet. There were some lamp poles which I noted to be ready for next time and the jet went behind the trees as it crossed the threshold but it did seem like a usable location for the intended target to come.
During the summer season, Asiana was
flying their new A350s in to SeaTac. I
did get some more distant shots but nothing of significance. With the introduction of the winter schedule,
they changed to a lower capacity type.
However, while I was at SFO, I was able to shoot one of the A350s as
they continue to run there in the off season.
The light was quite nice as it came in so I was pleased to get a
shot. They will soon be pretty common
but, for now, it was a nice catch.