Perfect Shot

Ready for Takeoff

Photos by Gino De Grandis

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Image by Gino De Grandis  /

Photographer Gino De Grandis captured this Perfect Shot while teaching a night photography class by the Shoreline Trail in Burlingame. “The idea was to capture the aircraft’s takeoff lights perfectly passing behind the control tower,” he notes. “The image is so sharp that you can even see the monitors inside the control tower.” Gino adds that the camera was set on a tripod: 400mm lens, 8 seconds exposure, aperture 5/6 ISO 100.