Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 15 March 2017 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A jet contrail became a shadow casting plume within the sunset.

NIKON D7200 1/1000 second F/8.0 ISO 450 140 mm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Beautiful surrealist masterpiece !

15 Mar 2017 5:35am

@Phil Morris: My thanks! "Surrealist" was exactly what I felt when viewing and photographing this sky.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Surrealist is the right word ! Great capture, beautiful colors.

15 Mar 2017 9:01am

@Evelyne Dubos: Thanks a lot, Evelyne!

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Oh yes ! surrealistic and fantastic composition ! Like an earth burned with signals of smoke of Indians far off, either a column of tornado !

15 Mar 2017 9:20am

@Anna Cherer: I like your description and appreciate your comment, Anna.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très bien vu ! j'aime

15 Mar 2017 9:50am

@Martine Libouton: Merci.

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!!

15 Mar 2017 10:40am

@omid: Thanks !

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Wonderful. I had thought it was a whirlwind on first glance :)

15 Mar 2017 11:27am

@grouser: I've been seeing a few of these dancing shadow casting contrails lately... makes me wonder what "they" are spraying ;-)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

There is an eerie feel to this. The deep tones are beautiful

15 Mar 2017 3:03pm

@Ruthiebear: Definitely some strangeness in this sky. Thanks, Ruthie.

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

I had to look twice to understand ... Excellent capture !!! The colors are spectacular ...

15 Mar 2017 5:32pm

@Baldwin VW: Thanks and thanks for looking twice!

franz from Baden, Austria

Absolutely surreal! Nature never ceases to surprise us with her shapes and colours and apparitions! Well seen and taken, sir!

15 Mar 2017 5:41pm

@franz: I am an avowed sky watcher, my friend, and will capture my share of oddities. Ha... thank you!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow!! A contrail that casts its own shadow??!! Not sure I've ever seen that before! Amazing capture with such a warm, colorful sky as a backdrop.

15 Mar 2017 6:15pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Phantatstic, esp. the shadow!

16 Mar 2017 10:32am