Thursday, September 25, 2008

Glowing Contrails




Seldom will I intentionally capture a sky image where visible contrails exist. In this case the glowing contrails were so striking that I used them as the focal point of this sunrise image.

Judging the angle of travel, I would guess that the aircraft that painted this beautiful sunrise were using the airport at Harrisburg Pa.

Happy Sky Watch everyone. To see more and to join the fun click HERE


22 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Wow! This is a strking pic for both the contrails and the contrast of colours!

Tommy V said...

awesome sunset.

Snap Catch said...

Great catch for Skywatch! Mine's up too hope you can visit... Happy weekend!

Kekiinani said...

Sunrise... WOW,, since I have been in calif I have seen none worthy of getting up with the camera. I am hoping for a few. Awesome colors you got there. :)

Louise said...

The contrails definite add a different dimension to the photo. Wonderful colors, and I love the misty (?) flat land in the bottom.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

sometimes they are just perfect painting in the sky!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Very pretty colors.

magiceye said...

brilliant!!

reluctantfarmchik said...

How striking - this is another example of man-made and nature playing together. Very cool shot!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Excellent shot. Beautiful colors :-)

vincibene said...

Gorgeous picture! Wonderful colors!

Abraham Lincoln said...

It does make an interesting photograph. I just came from a site showing a UFO in their sky. That was interesting too on http://smallcityscenes.blogspot.com/.

crete said...

Lovely contrails, as you say they can enhance a photograph at times, just as they did in this one.

Thanks

Ray

Shellmo said...

The contrails make the picture!

imac said...

Magic, brill work.

Arija said...

Love your skywatch photo with lit up jet trails.
Congratulations on yourbeautiful calander shots!!! Well done.

fishing guy said...

Salty: What a neat sunrise and I love the use of the contrails.

Angie said...

A really beautiful photo, Man and Nature combined.

The Tile Lady said...

Really gorgeous shot! I love the composition!

Misty Dawn said...

This is absolutely awesome!

Rambling Woods said...

That is beautiful Coy

Catherine said...

Gorgeous capture Salty!
An awesome sunset & sky ~nature & the help of man!
Have a great week!
Cat