I like planes and I like light.

And I really like the light that planes make at night.

Here are a few pictures taken from both ends of the Darwin International Airport over the past year or so. Darwin Airport is particularly good for night-time shoots like this because, despite it being surrounded by the city and suburbs, it is relatively isolated from any light pollution from those sources.

Most of these pictures are of domestic flights landing or taking off. But there are a few military planes – which I caught up with when they came through Darwin for Exercise Pitch Black in August last year. You can see some other – daylight – pics of those planes here.

I hope you like them. And no, I won’t tell you how I took these pics. That is for me to know and you to find out.


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