Montana Outdoors

September 30, 2014

Sky shadow

Filed under: Clouds — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:06 pm

Upside down shadow

The sun was just above the horizon behind me and to my left. The fat blue line is the shadow of the contrail on the clouds above it.

Advertisements

36 Comments »

  1. I’ve seen this ahead of the contrail, but not to the side. This is very cool! Thanks.

    Like

    Comment by Harold Rhenisch — September 30, 2014 @ 10:13 pm

  2. Wow – great pic! I have seen this too, it’s so cool! 🙂

    Like

    Comment by Jo Woolf — September 30, 2014 @ 11:51 pm

    • This was my first. Took a while to figure out exactly what it was.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — October 1, 2014 @ 8:22 pm

  3. I have never seen shadows in the sky. Now I shall look for them. Great picture 🙂

    Like

    Comment by fodrambler — October 1, 2014 @ 12:11 am

  4. Amazing, Terry.
    I don’t think I’ve seen anything like this. Great photo.

    Like

    Comment by Vicki — October 1, 2014 @ 12:39 am

  5. I’ve never seen that happen. Amazing!

    Like

    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — October 1, 2014 @ 4:27 am

    • It takes a rather different situation for it to be so visible I guess. It was new to me.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — October 1, 2014 @ 8:27 pm

  6. I’ve never seen anything like this. I’ve seen plenty of contrails and plenty of clouds — often together. But this? It’s really an unusual and special.capture. It’s a good reminder to look up now and then, too.

    Like

    Comment by shoreacres — October 1, 2014 @ 5:56 am

    • I’ve seen lots of them too, but the timing was just right on this combination. There doesn’t seem to be an end to new things is there!

      Like

      Comment by montucky — October 1, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

  7. glad for folks like you who stop to record things such as this.

    Like

    Comment by C.C. — October 1, 2014 @ 7:04 am

    • It was lucky that I was close enough to a camera when the scene showed up.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — October 1, 2014 @ 8:29 pm

  8. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Great capture!

    Like

    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — October 1, 2014 @ 7:28 am

    • That’s exactly what happened. And if the sky hadn’t been so pretty that morning I probably wouldn’t have looked at it.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — October 1, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

  9. I don’t see a shadow like that very often.

    Like

    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — October 1, 2014 @ 7:44 am

  10. That is COOL!! Thanks for posting and reminding me to look up as well as out and down! hugs

    Like

    Comment by Beth — October 1, 2014 @ 7:47 am

    • There’s always something pretty and.or interesting outdoors. You never know where to look!

      Like

      Comment by montucky — October 1, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

  11. That’s different! I haven’t seen that before.

    Like

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 1, 2014 @ 9:32 am

  12. interesting… not sure that i have ever seen this

    Like

    Comment by Tammie — October 2, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

    • This was the first time I have seen it too. The circumstances have to be all just right.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — October 2, 2014 @ 8:34 pm

  13. Hi Montucky, What a nice sky photo. Great work! Have a pleasant weekend!

    Like

    Comment by wildlifewatcher — October 3, 2014 @ 4:39 pm

  14. Wow, that’s strange, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that phenomenon.

    Like

    Comment by Candace — October 4, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

    • That was the first time I had seen it too. The conditions have to be just right I guess.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — October 6, 2014 @ 7:47 pm

  15. I don’t remember ever seeing this phenomenon, and you say it was your first time too. It’s comforting to confirm that new things can still come to us no matter how long we’ve been observing.

    Like

    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — October 7, 2014 @ 6:57 am

  16. Cool photo indeed.

    Like

    Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2014 @ 4:46 am

    • It provides a little different perspective, doesn’t it!

      Like

      Comment by montucky — October 9, 2014 @ 9:59 pm

  17. Your pix are so hot they hurt. Astounding.

    Like

    Comment by The Balsamean — October 12, 2014 @ 6:03 am

    • Thank you! I live in a very rural area and nature is always on display. It pays to be outdoors as much as possible!

      Like

      Comment by montucky — October 12, 2014 @ 8:25 pm

  18. Never seen a shadow of a contrail before- I’ll have to start paying attention!

    Like

    Comment by Watching Seasons — October 17, 2014 @ 5:33 pm


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: