When looking up in the night sky it can be an awe inspiring experience, but it can also be alarming. While many people focus on light pollution being an issue an equally alarming issue is FLight pollution (Flight + Light = FLight pollution). This doesn’t get much attention primarily because few photographers photograph and present sequences of images to highlight the problem. While much of my time is spent cloning plane and satellite trails out of my fine art star trail photography, I thought it would be good to share what the night sky actually looks like over 90 minutes. As you’d imagine there are a good number of flights that pass overhead in 90 minutes and at night you can see them all.
This particular photo was taken of the Minarets in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Mammoth Lakes, CA.