Shuttle Launch

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by EastCoastFlyer, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. EastCoastFlyer macrumors regular

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    From my front lawn, about 150 miles north of the Cape. Wish I had a better telephoto lens...anyone have $2,000 they don't need? Both of these are 5 second exposures at f/4.8.
     

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  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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  3. Josephkyles macrumors regular

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    Wow, I live in Florida and have always wanted to see a shuttle launch. I bet a night launch is awe inspiring!
     
  4. EastCoastFlyer thread starter macrumors regular

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    I used to live very near Cape Canveral, and watched Challenger destroy itself. Have a set of very poor snapshots that I took of that one... still makes me nervous every time one of these things flies.
     
  5. CDailey macrumors regular

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    Aaww, was the launch tonight? Or did they go ahead with the launch Thursday? I havn't been paying much attention. Either way I missed it, and I really wanted to see a night launch. :(
     
  6. EastCoastFlyer thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was tonight -- I thought for sure you'd be out there on the beach shooting it!
     
  7. CDailey macrumors regular

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    I didn't get home untill about 730pm tonight, and I completely forgot about the launch. :(
     
  8. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    It was broadcast live here (very unusual), I think it was because there is a swedish astronaut who is part of the crew. I saw it live at about 3am, most impressive night launch.

    I'd love to have some pictures of a launch as well.
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I happened to have one of the local stations going on the t.v. and they stopped things to show the launch so a few people in the neighbourhood ran out to the street to watch. I watched until it seemed to turn to a single point of white light.

    Night launches seem much more impressive, even through the clouds.
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Cool pictures EastCoastFlyer, that had to be an impressive sight to behold (even from that distance). :)
     

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