Sometimes the best shots happen by accident... and I know, I am a professional, all of my photos should be the result of a carefully calculated perfectly executed shot, where I had a great vision and I birthed it into life through my wizard-like photography prowess. Well, since almost never happens, I settle for what most of us photographers have to work with, some skills and tools, and a lot of luck (right place, right time). This particular photo is a great example of an accidental photo. A good friend and I had hiked up to the Green Mountain Fire Tower for sunrise to check out the view. We got a late start and had to hustle up the mountain and when I finally arrived, around 15 minutes after my friend who was in much better shape than I, we climbed the tower and were treated to a somewhat disappointing sunrise and view. After the thrill of the chase was over, I was pooped and we both laid out under the newly risen sun to catch our breath and dry out a little before the hike back down. As we laid there we noticed that every five minutes or so a few planes would fly directly over our heads - each leaving a unique vapor trail in its wake. Curiosity got a hold of me, so I pulled out my camera to see if I could get a close up shot of the plane and jet stream to get a better idea of what it looked like... Using my camera as a make shift binocular I didn't think this was something I would ever end up sharing, but When I looked at my viewfinder I found the lines and simplicity to be beautiful. I had stumbled onto beauty when I least expected it. So I snapped a few more frames as the planes flew over head trying to make sure I had one at the right distance and mostly in focus. This seems obvious, but planes are moving really fast, and thought it doesn’t always look that way from the ground when you are zoomed in this far they zip right through the frame. Ultimately, to pull out the simple but symmetrical lines made by the jet stream I opted to go black and white and ended up with an accidental photo that I really love!