SFO rush hour on Friday, December 18th, 2009, at 10pm.
Yet another angle on the same daily event. Qantas 74 headed for Sydney can be seen taxiing across the runways from left to right. The dark jet at front left is a Delta plane -- for some reason it sat there for quite a while as planes taxied by on the far side, and then finally took off. Also, not shown here, one plane got in position to take off on 1R, moseyed up to the intersection at 28L (or jumped the gun), waited for a plane to land on 28L, and then followed the landing plane back to the gates.
There were lots of trails on the ground even though most planes did not have their tails illuminated. The trails in the air seemed to suffer from this viewpoint, and it was overcast at first, so some trails ended shortly after takeoff. A bit of a rush job on the postprocessing, I can clean this up some more if desired. I'm still trying to find something in these shots, but I may have to incorporate the actual city of San Francisco in them somehow.
Credit to papa_sierra for telling me about this location.
Stack of 83 images, EF-S 17-55 @ 55mm, f/10, 30s. Millbrae.