Title: Passover

Capture Date/Time: February 12 2005 16:29
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor
Focal Length: 50mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/13 - 1/640 sec
ISO: 200
Flash: None

I decided to post this one to pay homage to Faisal over at FriskyPics.com, a fellow photoblogger whose work I enjoy very much. I also wanted to post this because inquiring minds want to know, why is it that some airplanes create those straight lines of smoke behind them, and some do not? I've always wondered what causes that.

6 commentsAdd yours

06.13.05/09:33 AM DavidMac said:

lvoe that shot... oooo... i do... love the shot that is, not why the smoke

06.13.05/12:39 PM pablo korona said:

i love the minimalism in this shot Archibald. great shot.

06.13.05/03:06 PM Pushkin said:

wonder no more - sublimation is the answer (the reason for contrails).

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/dit_papa/us/dprep11u.htm

06.13.05/06:45 PM izzy said:

Strange but beautiful color of sky!
Great Shot!

06.16.05/12:35 PM frisky? said:

oh man! I JUST saw this! Thanks a ton buddy!!! LOVE this shot!!!

as for the jet streams - its all about the air temperature. Thats why you might have noticed that there are more jet trails in the winter months than in the hot summer months... (I have a very minor minor in Aerospace Engineering. ;-) )

06.17.05/02:21 PM Turfdigger said:

Nice cloud texture there - so nice that it looks almost like the shot could have been taken from high above some sort of mountain range, looking down on the plane rather than up. Very cool.