Sunset, 1/30/11

I’m not generally a fan of contrails in my sunset pictures, but tonight I think they worked quite well.

18 Comments on “Sunset, 1/30/11”

  1. There’s an Iranian artist whose name escapes me at the moment–my sister bought one of her pieces–who paints abstracts that look rather like this.

    That’s gorgeous. You look first at the bright places, but the blue of the sky is the most beautiful color to me.

    Also, John, do you post these as they come off the camera, completely-un-mucked-with?

  2. You must be in a sweet spot for contrails, just close enough to the proper number of major airports and Air Force Bases without being too close. We should call this an atmospheric tribute to the Wright Brothers.

  3. Eric Swett – I’m a married, IT Professional with three wonderful children. I’m an aspiring writer, a geek and a liberal. I’m more than I care to say here, but you’ll see that as you read my blog entries.
    Eric Swett

    Interesting pattern, beautiful picture.

  4. Jeanne – I'm a reader, a writer, a mother, a wife, an ailurophile, a Writing Center Director, and a PhD in English Literature (specializing in Rhetoric and Composition and literature of the Eighteenth Century).

    We were driving into that sunset and noting that it looked like someone had painted part of it with a palette knife.

  5. Dave H – I can see Canada from my house – Aging dad, electronics nerd, embedded software developer. (I'm the guy who makes your microwave blink 12:00.)
    Dave H

    It’s almost like writing in the sky. Maybe it’s a message from alien benefactors, bringing us the secret to long life and prosperity. It looks like cuneiform, almost. Give me a couple minutes to fiddle with the image… yes… yes, I think I can translate it:

    “Be sure to drink your Qvaltine.”

  6. that top contrail, going from the 2 o’clock to 8 o’clock position, looks like the 3:50 flight from Toronto to Dallas. Looks like a 747, and looks like his number 3 engine is running a little hot. I’ll send the mechanic an email.

  7. you say contrail, I say chemtrail made to brainwash you and your family.

    wear a gas mask when you go outside, omg!

  8. I can’t look at contrails anymore without thinking about my inner conflict over liking the Smashing Pumpkins and Billy Corgan being a conspiracy chemtrail nutburger.

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