Aviation Photo #2058987 Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA

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The last slide of the one and only slide camera at the last space shuttle launch. I put a Minolta X-700:50mm lens & Fuji Velvia 50 (F/8@1/1000) on the pad. Secured to the ground with six 9 inch stakes and three 30 lb sandbags at each leg of the tripod. Camera was fired by the sound of the main engine start and shot all 36 frames with this being the last complete frame. Despite being a dull overcast day, the film captured a better dynamic range than digital hence resulting in richer color prints.
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
    NASA
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell
    OV-104
    OV-104
    Kennedy Space Center
    Florida
    USA
    July 8, 2011
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Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice, what was the shutterspeed?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Technology of a gone era capturing technology of an era now gone as well. Will miss your work!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Should be Atlantis...This site will be missed by many...
Anonymous
4 years ago
Excellent result for an excellent job.
Anonymous
4 years ago
I've always loved Velvia for slides. I'm sorry to see film disappearing from use. Beautiful shot Suresh.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Incredible. Very well done.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice touch with this capture. -Ron

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