15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Invisible aluminum, an illusion

When properly polished, an aluminum airplane such as this 1939 Spartan Executive takes on the qualities of a mirror. When positioned near appropriate background scenery, sections of the airplane appear to be almost invisible.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 05.2017
Photo Location: Butler (Penn Township), Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 5
Copyright: © James Savage