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My photos are mostly of the Western landscape. I try to document the "wide open spaces," and, of course, my photos make things look more attractive than they really are. I generally avoid uploading photos of the classic places because Google Earth will not benefit from more photos of them. Contact me at rmaughan2 AT cableone Dot net

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Wonderful landscape! LIKE

Ralph Maughan, Wonderful view!
Greetings from Chernivtsi in Ukraine, Edward

Ralph Maughan, Perfect shot!
Greetings from Chernivtsi in Ukraine, Edward

Ralph Maughan, Beautiful landscape!
Greetings from Chernivtsi in Ukraine, Edward

Ralph Maughan, Incredible picture!
Greetings from Chernivtsi in Ukraine, Edward

The smoke limited our photo opps as well Ralph . . . all the way from California and back. It's good that you have captured some of what used to be 8^( . . . but they say the fires are good for the forests, in the long term.

odlična fotka :) L ...pozdrav

Kent Anness,

Thank you. It has been a fine autumn for colors even though the weather has been very dry.

breezyvibe,

These are persistent contrails (condensation trails from the combustion inside engines of high flying aircraft). All aircraft flying at the proper high altitude and conditions of relative humidity produce contrails.

When the humidity at altitude is high and the air is stable at altitude, the contrails become persistent and often gradually become cirrus clouds. They are common over much of Arizona because of the many airline flights to and from Phoenix, Tucson, but especially Los Angeles.

Persistent contrails are often more common in the spring and fall.

I have seen persistent contrails in the sky since I first noticed contrails as a child.

"Chemtrails" is an odd conspiracy theory stretching back about 15 years.

Very nice shot! like and favorite

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