eksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1213 posts, RR: 27 Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3199 times:
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As follow on to the original post, three more images. These images focused on the lighting around the orbiter on launch night. I was trying to capture the light beams intensity hence the orbiter gets washed out. You can click on them to see them bigger.
On the picture below: the faint red loop at the tree line is a NASA security helicopter providing air cover for the astronauts who are on their way to catch the ride into space.