ElpinDAB
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Space Shuttle Launch Pics - Quality & Motive

Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:37 am

Hey everyone
I went out yesterday to see the Space Shuttle lauch and taped down my shutter. I've never shot anything like this before, so I was wondering if anything I got is uploadable. These are the two I have in the queue right now.

1) http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...y/IMG_8076Shuttlelaunchsrs2ep2.jpg

2) This was taken right after the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) separation when the shuttle was at about 150,000ft. I thought it was the coolest one I got, but I could foresee some quality and/or motive issues. I think it's pretty unique though.
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...y/IMG_8098Boosterseparationep1.jpg

I'd love to hear any of your thoughts!
Thanks alot
Eric
 
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RE: Space Shuttle Launch Pics - Quality & Motive

Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:40 am

I love that first pic, the beach look's empty! How far was that from KSC?

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RE: Space Shuttle Launch Pics - Quality & Motive

Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:42 am

WHERE is the shuttle!?  Confused

First one might stand a chance though.

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RE: Space Shuttle Launch Pics - Quality & Motive

Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:47 am

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 2):
WHERE is the shuttle!?

 rotfl 
Haha, he was at 150,000ft...and I don't have one of those big moon lenses or anything  Smile I just thought it was cool that you could actually see the two SRB's peeling away, still with flame coming out.

eric
 
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RE: Space Shuttle Launch Pics - Quality & Motive

Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:50 am

Quoting Airplanepics (Reply 1):
I love that first pic, the beach look's empty! How far was that from KSC?

Thanks! I was on the Canaveral National Seashore, just south of New Smyrna Beach. It's about 20-25 miles north of the shuttle's launch pad, I think.
 
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RE: Space Shuttle Launch Pics - Quality & Motive

Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:50 am

Quoting ElpinDAB (Reply 3):
Haha, he was at 150,000ft...and I don't have one of those big moon lenses or anything

I thought it was a couple of dust spots.  Silly
 
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RE: Space Shuttle Launch Pics - Quality & Motive

Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:51 am

First one is a borderline I think, I like it but the shuttle itself is hardly visible. Maybe one to leave for Johan.

Second one is not for here.

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RE: Space Shuttle Launch Pics - Quality & Motive

Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:27 am

Hi Eric,

Thanks for sharing these pictures! I would love to see such a launch myself, but I guess it will still on my wish-list for many years...  Smile

PS: I hope your first one will be accepted by Johan!

Good Luck and regards,

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RE: Space Shuttle Launch Pics - Quality & Motive

Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:01 am

I cant see the second one it says the link isnt available, any chance anyone could post it? just so i can av a quick look and maybe others  Smile

Love the first shot although my eyes immediately focused on the beach so im not sure whether itll get accepted.

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RE: Space Shuttle Launch Pics - Quality & Motive

Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:05 am

Thanks for the advice and kind words, everyone!
I deleted number 2, but I'll see how the first one does.

Eric
 
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RE: Space Shuttle Launch Pics - Quality & Motive

Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:12 am

First pic looks great, would love to see once in my life a rocket taking off!

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RE: Space Shuttle Launch Pics - Quality & Motive

Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:14 am

Aaaah,....I remember the days when I was sitting in my living room in Daytona, watching the shuttle scoot by on a north-easterly heading.
That's just about the only thing I really miss about FL though....  Yeah sure
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