Planebow?

Planebow?

Postby Andrew McP on Thu 19 Aug 2010, 1:29 pm

This parallel composition caught my eye in the sky...

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And through the viewfinder my eye was obviously drawn to the aircraft's unusually lit trail...

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And as the trail reached 'peak rainbowness' as it passed near the sun...

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Obviously darkening the image brings out the spectral range, but it was obvious even to the naked eye... if you're stupid enough to squint towards the sun. :-) This kind of thing probably happens all the time, but it's not something I've seen before.

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Re: Planebow?

Postby Wes_Howes on Thu 19 Aug 2010, 1:38 pm

Awesome, great capture :clap: :clap:
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Re: Planebow?

Postby danspuggti on Thu 19 Aug 2010, 4:09 pm

Interesting shots mate. Not something I've seen before anyway. Thanks for posting.
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Postby RoverDriver on Thu 19 Aug 2010, 6:27 pm

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Re: Planebow?

Postby Andrew McP on Fri 20 Aug 2010, 5:59 am

A search for "contrail rainbow" reveals some pretty impressive sights, including this rather striking clip...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJyaTjXrajY

I guess it always pays to keep an eye on the sky. :-)

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Re: Planebow?

Postby flygirl on Fri 20 Aug 2010, 8:42 am

Lovely shots. :clap:
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Re: Planebow?

Postby Arthur Tee on Sat 21 Aug 2010, 8:17 pm

Must be good - even the wife likes them! :clap:

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Re: Planebow?

Postby Razor61 on Sun 22 Aug 2010, 4:12 pm

Have seen them quite a bit here usually with the heavies on UR8 airway outbound to the USA in the transition between making a vapour trail and not... so at the lower levels of the trails.
Its just an irredescent vapour...
Clouds have the same effect quite often caused by ice crystals in the air.
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Re: Planebow?

Postby Drew64 on Sun 22 Aug 2010, 5:43 pm

Awesome capture,

Thanks for sharing,

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Re: Planebow?

Postby DeanW on Sun 22 Aug 2010, 6:24 pm

Stunning images. What kit were you using for these?
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Re: Planebow?

Postby Stu on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 8:36 pm

Very nice catch :clap:
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Re: Planebow?

Postby Andrew McP on Tue 24 Aug 2010, 6:22 am

J35 Draken wrote:Stunning images. What kit were you using for these?


Just a 40D & 100-400L. Nothing special (around here anyway! :-))

While I'm at it, apologies to the mods for parking this in the wrong section originally. My reasoning was that it wasn't a post about the aircraft, it was about the vapour trail... and that's a kind of cloud, and clouds are definitely general photography.

Rumours that I have a habit of over-thinking the most trivial of matters are, er... well, completely true.

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