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Occurred : 2/22/2012 08:00 (Entered as : 02/22/12 08:00)
Reported: 2/24/2012 1:22:26 PM 13:22
Posted: 3/13/2012
Location: Silverthorn, CO
Shape: Unknown
Duration:1 sec
Unusual vapor trail over Colorado mountains appeared in altered photo.

Dear Sir, While traveling from Copper Mountain Ski area to Denver, on interstate 70, I was taking pictures from the car window. In one of the photos that I later altered with photoshop elements a vapor trail appeared. My first thought was that I inadvertently created it with photoshop, but I am not sure so I am submitting the photos for an expert opinion.

The vapor trail does not appear to be that of a commercial aircraft since it has many sudden direction changes and the dissapation rate is not that of a commercial aircraft. The trail also seems to go in and out of different altitude clouds.

I am submitting the original digital photo and the altered photo in hopes that you can give me a simple explanation of this anamoly. If you need more information feel free to contact me in whatever way you deem appropriate but I would, very much, like to have an explanation from someone more experienced with this matter.