Contrail Shadow across the Sky

As this contrail lined up with the sun its shadow reached out across the sky. For about a minute it could be seen almost from horizon to horizon, then disappeared as the plane of the shadow moved away.

The huge range in brightness means the region around the sun is burnt out while away from the sun it is underexposed. I tried another series of shots but the shadow was already fading.

Canon EOS 20D   27th July 2006   Panorama of 5 images   (Power cables edited out)
Wiltshire, England

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