From the Archives: Light streaks at Van Nuys Airport

Photographer Frank Wiese used a 30-minute time exposure with a 500-millimeter lens to capture the nighttime comings and goings of planes leaving streaks resembling illuminated vapor trails or lightning bolts.

Wiese used film speed of 200 and aperture of f22. The vantage point overlooking Van Nuys Airport is Mulholland Drive near Elvido Drive.

This image was published in the July 16, 1997, Los Angeles Times.

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