Friday, April 4, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

I can't resist any longer. I guess I'll have to join Sky Watch Friday. Since I hold a Private Pilot's license, I think clouds are important and useful, as well as beautiful.

I'll post more about my thoughts on this later.

Contrail Shadow on Clouds
(Click on photo & scroll down)
The contrail looks like a snake, but the shadow is straight.

For the photographers that are interested, the camera data is:
Nikon L14 (which I always carry in my pocket)
Auto setting which produced: 1/1000 ", f4.6, ISO64, zoomed to 6.3mm focal length

For more on Sky Watch go to Wiggers World

Troy

40 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello and a very warm welcome Troy... now with your flying you will really know your Skies .. I look forward to more from you and hopefully you can teach me all about different cloud formations...

Thanks for joining in Troy.. all I ask is if you have thetime drop by some of the other and leave a comment for them.. Cheer mate
Tom

lv2scpbk said...

Welcome to Sky Watch Friday. I've been only doing this for less than two months. It's fun. Anyway, I really like how you captured that cloud streak (lack of a better term) in your photo. Good one.

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful image, well done.

The Texican said...

Nicely done, as usual. I'd need welding goggles to look at our sky of late.

Marie said...

Welcome to sky watch :)

Beautiful photo!

quintarantino said...

Boy, am I glad you couldn´t resist anymore ... this is a very great post!

Blue said...

Now, that's striking!

dot said...

Hope you enjoy Sky Watch. I sure enjoyed your picture!

John said...

Beautiful photo!

Dick said...

That's strange, why is the shadow straight?? Great photo.

Anne-Berit said...

This is beautiful,well done:o)

fishing guy said...

Troy: I love the capture. It is really special.

Kathiesbirds said...

Troy, I also love clouds. I wrote a short poem about them when I was young. Perhaps I will post it on my blog after I finsh writing about my 5 days of birding! Interesting how the shadow is straight and the contrail is squiggly.

Carletta said...

And join you should - this is breathtaking!
Welcome!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hello Troy,
When I promise to visit I will do that, so here I am, I like a camera that small so you can carry it, but I have besides that also 2 bigger kinds (nikon series 200-300) But the smallest is always in my pocket (Lumix carry-on cam) thank for you great sky.

I wish you a creative weekend and come to see my SKYWATCH Friday:)

JoAnn from holland

Lilli & Nevada said...

Welcome to the group, its hard to not join isn't it? A very nice shot there, and i hope that we see more of your sky shots

SandyCarlson said...

Just wonderful! You're a great addition to Sky Watch!

guild-rez said...

Wonderful image, welcome to SWF.

-Cheers

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Thank you for your nice comment at my blog:) I'm happy that you like it:)

You have an absolutly wonderful photo to day! Wonderful color too. You did a nice job!

Have a nice weekend:)

Rose said...

I thought I posted to this skywatch before but apparently I didn't. It is really beautiful...

thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog.

Anna said...

Hi Troy, this is really nice photo of the sky, you have captured it very well. BTW thanks for visiting my blog recently. I just got into the conversation with another blogger friend about not using digital camera's below 10000. I know when I travelled we were always instructed to shot camera's down at take off and landing. Do you know why? Is it because it can interfere with telecommunication, or electronic devices. And how are you able to fly and take pictures. This is something would be nice to know, if not don't worry, and thanks again, Anna :)

David said...

Wow! This is a great pic! That trail is perfect leading into the sunlight. I wish I had a pilot's license, that would be great for getting photos (of course, not while you're flying though!!!)

Welcome to Sky Watch Friday. I'm bookmarking your blog.

Cheers,

David

napaboaniya said...

The view of the skies surrounding you while you're flying must be a real great sight.
Soak in all the great sights while you're flying up there :) Have a good weekend!

Mike said...

Lovely sunset. Thanks for the visit.

Chrisss said...

Beautiful photo.

RuneE said...

I liked the way the trails aimed for the sun - gave the picture perspective.

mrsnesbitt said...

How wonderful!
Looking foreward to your future posts.

T.R. said...

Welcome to Skywatch. That photo is stunning.

alexander said...

Great shot! A well framed photo.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

cocabixinhos said...

This is the fist time I'm seeing a Contrail Shadow!
Welcome to SW and thanks for your nice comments :)

imac said...

Welcome to SWF, you have entered a great photo - love how you captured the trail into the sun.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.
Have a nice weekend.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Egads, this is fantastic! I am throughly enjoying this photo, the clarity is amazing. Sure hope see you as a regular in Skywatch!
Have a terrific weekend!
~Michele~
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Sandpiper said...

This is beautiful. One of my favorite things to do is to take pictures of sunrises, sunsets, and interesting clouds.

andrée said...

Now that is the most gorgeous contrail I have seen. I generally dislike them immensely because they represent such awful pollution: but this photo is awesome.

the teach said...

So glad you joined Skywatch Friday! Your first photo is a knock-out! Welcome! :D

Paulie said...

Welcome aboard! I thought it was lightning at first! It is a superb entry for this week! (I used to get to everyone but some weeks it is impossible.

Stacey Huston said...

Beautifully photographed.. Thanks for sharing

Craver Vii said...

Contrails? I thought the sky was beginning to crack open. ;-)

I look forward to your future pictures. Clouds are great!

Texas Travelers said...

Thanks to all for the nice comments. I am still trying to get around to all the sites. I am really enjoying this.

Next week will be fish bones.

Dewdrop said...

Ahh, yes, nice contrail "X". Very cool, but I guess you would already know that I feel that way.