Normally the planes take off to the south of the airport and land from the north. Well, it's actually south west and from the north east but close enough. That is based on the wind direction. It's helpful to have the winds coming from the front during take off or landing. Occasionally the winds shift and the planes come in front the opposite direction.
The only time that happened for me while planewatching was the night when it was too foggy to get any pictures. So I haven't been able to see what the views were like when the planes are coming from the other direction. Tonight gave me that chance.
I was happy to get a shot of a 757. This particular one was on its way to Minneapolis.
An Airbus 320 belonging to American Airlines.