Aviation Photo #1403876: Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Suresh A. Atapattu
    NASA
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell
    OV-105
    OV-105
    Kennedy Space Center
    Florida
    USA
    March 11, 2008
  • 224

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#1403876
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September 29, 2008
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"Endeavour" departs on the 6,577,800 mile STS-123 mission at 2:28:14 a.m. EDT on March 11, 2008. Technically, the most difficult shot I have attempted because of the sudden switch from low light levels to intense sun-like light and speed changing from 0MPH to thousands in seconds at distance of 4 miles. [Canon 1Ds MkII;Manual;F/8;1/640;ISO250;1200mm]
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1000px
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667px

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Comments (18)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Glowing clouds of white. Awesome photo!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic shot, shows the shear power of the space shuttle!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
INCREDIBLE - I love the light behind the smoke. 9 stars, 5 are such few.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Stunning shot, well executed.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Piece of art.Spectacular.(Ramin)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Thanks for sharing the Shuttle pictures. I am glad this shot worked out as I can understand the lighting difficulties. 5*
Anonymous
7 years ago
I absolutely admire your shuttle captures! They are fantastic!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Superb, did you meter it manually?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Out of the dozens of shuttle photos, this one really is awesome. What an incredible capture. The play of light is really brilliant. Well done Suresh, well worth the night's trip. Also, really enjoyed your narration of the photo. ~Yousuf/CA
Anonymous
7 years ago
Excellent shot, crystal clear, well done.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic balance of light and dark - superb!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Would have been a great shot if it weren't for the watermark that dominates the image!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Really enjoy the contrasts in light and dark, the shadows in the clouds below the shuttle. Great shot! (Oh wait, I'm not supposed to say 'Great Shot'?) :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awsome dude
Anonymous
7 years ago
Endeavour owns. Simple.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Perfect clarity, captures the shuttle, flame, smoke, and even the top of the fixed service structure of the launch pad, absolutely breathtaking shot of something that couldn't possibly be seen so clearly in anything but a still shot. Even the name of the shuttle is legible - stunning!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Even 5stars are not enoughe for such hard photo
keep up the greet works ^^