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  • Cool illusions #5

    Here is a pic I took on my last trip. Is it a cloud or something on the ground?...

  • #2
    It seems to be something on the window?
    "The Director also sets the record straight on what would happen if oxygen masks were to drop from the ceiling: The passengers freak out with abandon, instead of continuing to chat amiably, as though lunch were being served, like they do on those in-flight safety videos."

    -- The LA Times, in a review of 'Flightplan'


    • #3
      Well I see a frozen lake (or perhapes a salt lake). Bigger lakes remain frozen longer than smaller lakes in the springtime. But depending on where you were, it may indeed have been a salt lake. Then it looks like there's a fog bank in the process of being burned-off in the middle of the lake. Was the picture taken during the morning? Where was the picture taken (over Utah, California, Nevada)?

      Near the bottom of the picture, there's a spot of condensation due to the window's vent hole.


      • #4
        It was taken about 100 miles east of Reno around 12 noon according to the map.


        • #5
          I guess that would make it a salt lake. Which part of the picture specifically, were you talking about? The entire white area? Or the even lighter looking white area in the middle?


          • #6
            I am talking about the entire picture, I think it looks like something on the ground that somehow transitions to a cloud or something like that.


            • #7
              Perhaps it's a salt lake, and the more intense looking center part has an amount of shallow water on it. The surrounding part is dry already leaving it more pale-looking. That's my guess. Don't really know that much about salt lakes, other than it roughly meets the geographic area you described. I think the Bonneville Salt Flats are in that area, where they do those top-speed runs.