Evening sky with contrails

A couple of weeks ago while out walking I took this shot as I turned towards home at about 7.15.
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Half an hour later I spotted an airliner heading towards Heathrow; normally I wouldn’t take a second glance at a  contrail  but the light  was  perfect so I took this photograph.

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There must have been a landing delay as the aircraft suddenly veered right, then, several minutes later, turned again and flew back in the direction it had come.
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It crossed back over its own contrail and circled round before heading once more in the direction of Heathrow. Usually I dislike these intrusive man-made vapour trails but that evening the effect was quite surreal, like an abstract painting across the sky.
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5 thoughts on “Evening sky with contrails

    • Glad you like the photos; we have had an exceptional number of beautiful sunsets this year. My dog jumped into the corner of that linseed crop and I thought the colours worked well so I grabbed a few shots before calling her back; I’m pleased you like it.

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