Incredible time lapse video captures every plane landing at San Diego airport within five-hour period
22:13 GMT, 2 December 2012
It could be an image taken straight from World War II – a fighter jet squadron flying out to battle. Except these aren't fighter jets, they are commercial airplanes.
But it is in fact an amazing time lapse video which captures every plane that landed at San Diego airport in a five-hour period on Friday November 23.
California photography and film professor Cy Kuckenbaker filmed 60 different planes which landed at the international airport between 10.30am and 3pm and edited them all together to fit into a 25-second video.
The first, lone plane to fly into the airport at 10.30am on Friday November 23 is captured
California photography and film professor Cy Kuckenbaker filmed 60 different planes which landed at San Diego international Airport between 10.30am and 3pm
He added San Diego’s 1st Street bridge, which was shot in an entirely different time lapse. For his third individual image to be worked into the video, he shot the sky on a sunny day for eight hours to show the time passing.
He told Peta Pixel he got his inspiration from a picture composite of dozens of planes taking off at the same time from Ho-Yeol Ryu at Hannover Airport.
Speaking about the video, he told the website: 'I moved to a new neighborhood in San Diego a little over a year ago that put me close to the San Diego International Airport.
'Since then I have become increasingly interested in the rhythms of the airport and the airplanes themselves.
'San Diego has an unusual flight path that brings the planes in low right over the center of the city and they have to drop rapidly behind a hill to make the runway.
These are just one of the three images showing the individual components that went into creating the video
He videoed clouds moving across the sky on a sunny day to serve as a pointed for passing time
Kuckenbaker added San Diegos 1st Street bridge, which was shot in an entirely different time lapse
'When I saw a composite still image on PetaPixel of every airplane that took off in a day from a European airport I started to wonder if I could do something similar with video.'
Kuckenbaker shot the individual planes flying across a pure blue sky on a cloudless day and put them together on a video timeline.
He then did an eight-hour time-lapse under a bridge nearby shot at the same angle to give the video the sense of time passing.
It was viewed more than 3,000 times in the first hour of it being posed.