Mist Shadow imaged
by Erika Valdueza in Atlantic City, New Jersey June '08.
Image ©Erika Valdueza, shown with permission.
There are several odd looking features. The shadow looks higher and wider
than the building. The shadow helicopter appears to overhang the building
more than the real 'copter.
It's all due to perspective. The shadows are cast by near parallel
sun rays into a layer of mist lower down the building. The shadows
are the same size as the objects casting them but appear
they are closer to the eye and camera.