Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Skywatch Puzzle

While we were exploring the cindercone at Newberry Volcanic National Monument, I was only a bit interested in this vapor trail as a plane approached from the north. Lovely view, but the vapor trail was not all that unusual. In fact, I didn't even compose the picture to feature it--just a "Here it comes".
When I turned toward the south after a moment and saw the "There it goes." I found that puzzle I mentioned. I do not have an explanation for the dark line that is ahead of the trail. Do you?
It could have been an Odd Shot. But I cut back a while back on participating in some of the memes, and suspended the Odd Shots on Monday again. Things are settling down into a routine again, and I may be back with Skywatch and/or Weekend Reflections more regularly.

But does anyone have an answer to my Skywatch puzzle?

8 comments:

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

caughtbymycamera said...

Great pictures. Could the dark line be a reflection?

Gary said...

Interesting images!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gailsman said...

A crafty bit of photo manipulation by any chance?

katney said...

No, Gailsman. Absolutely not. I took the one picture, and turned around after a moment and looked the other way and that is exactly what I saw. I thought it might be an illusion that would not show in a photo, but it appears in the photo exactly as it appeared in real time.

Scouts honor! (And yes, I have been a member of both the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts.)

chubskulit said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous!

Please come and see the Sky View at a football field. Have a great weekend!

imac said...

Amazing, all I can think of is a shadow?

Lew said...

I agree with Imac. I have seen shadows underneath clouds and contrails, especially late in the day.