With the warmer winter weather the past few weeks I headed out towards the airport. It was an evening when aircraft were taking off to the north which allowed me to get a little closer then when I did a similar image in 2008 south of the airport. Waiting for the aircraft is always the most challenging part as you are not always certain where the aircraft will turn as the frame is open for a long exposure. This image is a thirty second exposure as the plane starts to turn to the east just after take-off. With just some clouds in the sky the stars are visible as they begin to show their motion with this length of exposure.