May Cloudscape

Looking westwards from the Lead Mines with a splendid vista of clouds. I was pleased with the consistent exposure despite the best efforts of the Sun to ruin it.

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There is a pair of contrails out there, too; Virgin VIR8 inbound from Los Angeles and Air Transat TSC588. The Transat aircraft in the image, C-GITS, is the famous 'Azores glider' which in 2004 made a splendid engines-out landing on Lajes after suffering fuel exhaustion over the Atlantic.