Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sky Watch - Contrails

Last Friday was a cool, crisp day with clearing skies in the west and clouds in the east. The combination made for contrails all day. The first three shots were at 9:30 AM; the fourth at 4:45 PM and the last at 5:11 PM. The planes were heading west or southwest from Baltimore's airport.




11 comments:

VioletSky-Sightlines said...

You forget how busy it gets in the sky until you have these crisp days with the evidence of airplane traffic.

From The Heart said...

Beautiful !shots

Genie said...

Hey...I am so proud of myself....I remembered the white in the sky are contrails and NOT jet streams. It took 72 years to get that one straight. Your captures of them is super. They each seem to have a life of its own. Beautiful photos. genie

Jan n Jer said...

They make for some beautiful shots!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, WOW! What terrific contrails and your captures are fantastic, Lew! Really beautiful! Happy SWF! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Jim said...

Beautiful effects.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Spare Parts and Pics said...

These are great contrails, and a great sky!

ladyfi said...

Marvellous skies indeed!

Sanna said...

Interesting photos, and I've finally found the word I've been looking for all day. Contrails. Now all I have to do is to remember it.

Have a nice weekend =)

Liz said...

Great shots, Lew! I have yet to capture contrails. I love your last image too.

Jackie said...

Amazing how many planes traverse the airways.
I remember right after 9-11 when the planes in the USA were grounded, that I looked in the sky and for the first time that I can EVER remember, I saw zero...none of these. That was an eerie sight for me.
Beautiful shots....as always.
Hugs,
Jackie