As stated in the short description, i never saw this at the time. i was just taking some landscape photos of a location i was going to shoot a model. i was shooting with a lense of apx 14-54mm, camera settings at f8, iso 200, and a shutter speed of 1/640th sec. i never noticed it till i downloaded the image to my laptop the following day. this was on memorial day weekend in 2013. i called the public affairs office at mountain home afb and they assured me that they were not flying at this time as it was a friday evening of the holiday weekend. i did email this to them, and the pa officer said he would have his photographer look at it, although i would never hear back from them regardless of what they thought. duh! 🙂 at the time i was shooting the pictures, i heard nothing and saw nothing to make me realize something was in my field of view. i just thought it was interesting that something like that is still pixelated when zooming in on the object, yet the clouds and horizon are much sharper. makes me believe this thing was flying at a pretty fast pace when a shutter speed of 1/640th of a sec couldn’t freeze it. i have photos of the thunderbird air show where i could freeze the action as they flew in front of me much closer than this object was.
can’t wait to hear back from you guys on this, one way or another!