Aviation Photo #0421834: Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA


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  • Ben Wang
    NASA
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell
    OV-105
    OV-105
    Kennedy Space Center
    Florida
    USA
    November 30, 2000
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September 14, 2003
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Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour from Pad 39B on mission STS-97. This is a five minute exposure taken from the Causeway (about 7 miles away from the pad). Taken with a borrowed all-manual Nikomat camera, 24 mm lens, f/16, Kodak Royal Gold 100 film. When the exposure was stopped in this shot, the shuttle was approximately 229 statute miles downrange.
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Comments (313)

Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a great rare opportunity, you see this image just one time in your life.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply stunning.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice Job Ben! Well done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible shot! I hope to live enough to see such a show at least one time in my life!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very rare opportunity there, and the conditions are about perfect! Hope I get to see that someday for myself. Nicely done!!
Jaysen - Shawnee, KS
Anonymous
10 years ago
I would never have guessed that this is a shuttle!!! It looks more like a meteor.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awsome shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
It rocks
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is clearly showing the path the spaceshuttle takes to go into orbit in a way other photos don't! At first the shuttle lifts straight up, and when clearing the tower it turns upside down and into the flight path it will have around earth. You see the path in the photo straight after liftoff, the line is quite straight while picking up speed. I down't know, but it seems that the booster separation happens at the top of the curve, when the quite yellowish color of the fire changes into more blue from the 3 main boosters? Great shot, showing the shuttle almost into MICO, when the motors are turned off, from the end of this photo that happens only three minutes more into the flight. Here, the shuttle already is out in space, and probably flying way out over the Atlantic. Think of it, it leaves earth like a rocket, and flies back like a plane! The start seems quite traight and smooth, but in cockpit it roars and rocks so much, the dials is almost blurred for the pilots. Like one of the commanders said in a film I saw on Discovery Channel: "Sometimes you have to think hard on what you're doing. You are strapped in on top of high explosives, and then everybody runs miles away from you." I think all of these people involved in the space shuttle flight are doing a fantastic work! That's why this picture is great!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks almost like an asteroid impact. Thing of beauty.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow... thats all i can say...!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic, kind of like a colorless rainbow...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Particularly for nite shots, this vantage point is superb. Add in some clouds and the reflections on the water are incredible. Add in a lawn chair and a cold beer and its one of the never to be forgotten sights and a true reason to visit the Rocket Ranch around launch time...one of the benefits of living there for workers at the Cape. No matter how many times you see it, it still brings a sense of awe. The only thing missing is the equally awesome sound...and feel...of the rumble of the boosters and main engines. One further comment is that the landings are just as awesome. If they're still doing it, investing in a ticket from the visitor's center and riding a bus to the landing strip gives you the up close and personal experience (the viewing stands are about 300 yds from the strip!!!)of seeing it perform, drag chutes full blown, wheels down, nose up in a flare, one chance to get it down on the ground. Those guys inside are truely heros IMHO.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I hope it was the take off! not the landing...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just so amazing !!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot!"
Anonymous
10 years ago
How the hell did he correctly judge exactly where it would be after 5 mins to ensure he got it all in the viewfinder - a genius or lucky?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent photo! The thought and planning evidently paid off.

Top notch!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I was lucky enough to witness a night launch in 1999..... What a spectacular experience.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Colors, composition,
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very unique and quite stirring when you consider what it is that arc represents.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Artistic and scientific!
Anonymous
10 years ago
For those of us who've never seen a launch in person, it presents a perspective that seems more real. It conveys speed and grace in a still frame, and is just beautiful.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Clarity and setting are outstanding
Anonymous
10 years ago
I find it excellent that you chose a 5 minute exposure of a space shuttle launch. A++ for creativity!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is great!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I like the gradient in the sky. Their is also a lovely arch created by the shutle. Very cool.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The sense of grandeur and scale is incredible.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, that is one amazing shot!I honestly can say that is the coolist thing i have seen all day!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks fricken awesome.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice! I like the glow.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I like the exposure time
Anonymous
10 years ago
Technical Mastery. The use of F16 makes it avoid the overblown highlights in such a shot. Very original image.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Something unique that came out perfectly... and sparks my interest. Definetly worth the five stars.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh wow. that is amazing. Sci-fi style.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice Work!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just love how all the lighting looks!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing, just a wonderful shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Something I've never see before but it's done well and gives a great perspective to the shuttle launch!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful.

its nice to be able to visualize the shuttle's flight path like this.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I have been shooting professional photos for over 3o years. I am seldom inpressed by photos, even my own. This one is cool.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Curvature
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is an excellent use of time exposure to show a travel path in a still shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's Unique
Anonymous
10 years ago
Its Awesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
I really love the day to night transition (or is that just rocket blast?).
Anonymous
10 years ago
Are we seeing the earth turning underneath the shuttle during its ascent? great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is an amazing time lapse shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's tizzzzight!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sweet
Anonymous
10 years ago
NATURE VS SCIENCE
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow...just wow
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unique.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing color, great detail, and it was done with good 'ol film, fantastic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I like long exposures, I like space-program-related stuff, this photo has both. It's amazing to think about something getting 229 miles away from you in 5 minutes.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I must say this is a very fine shot. Very fine. Nice work. Good thing there was no wind blowing the tripod etc. Nice work.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing, simply amazing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
What's not to love? tranquil, the grass, the bay, the skyline... and the firey arc which is, on second thought rather ominous. Light is good, pic is well balanced... fine, fine pic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think the position of the photographer makes this shot perfect. Being able to get all the action in one frame is commendable.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is both beautiful to look at, with the bright graceful curve extending into darkness and the launch flash reflected in the water, and informative, showing an exact record of the first 5 min of the shuttle's trajectory.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Rad
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing...
Anonymous
10 years ago
I shows how big what we do really is.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great colors, great composition, great planning, and great subject matter. All around an awesome photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing technical skill
Anonymous
10 years ago
Non typical view of one of mans greatest acheivments
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic picture !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Photographer knew trajectory of shuttle launch & got great exposure
Anonymous
10 years ago
A beautifull shot of a already impressive event.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A beautiful arc, capturing a unique gradient of light and power.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome dude.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sharp,clear and with a dramatic design element that draws the viewer through the whole scene.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I thought it looked really cool
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great idea!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very creative, great lines and well exposed. fantastic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Film lives! I love the effortlessness of the tried and true photographic method used here. Digital cameras have their places in my camera bag, but so does my old Nikon FM2 and its five lenses. Sure would be nice to know the exposure time.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wicked!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sweeeeeeeeeeeet
Anonymous
10 years ago
Missles Away!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply mind blowing
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's an awesome display of physics!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Emotionally potent as well as aesthetically gorgeous. Nice one.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Crisp and beautiful. =)
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW! Great location. Color looks good.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Woopy
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is an awesome shot! I've only dreamed of seeing a space launch. I can't even imagine what it must be like to be there in person. Hope you had another camera taking regular shots too. ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
AWSOME!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It looks like someone sliced open the sky to reveal Heaven beyond, or like God catapulted an angel down to Earth.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Freakin' awsome
Anonymous
10 years ago
Whoa...
Anonymous
10 years ago
"great shot!"
Anonymous
10 years ago
The absolutely stunning trajectory is so beautiful. It was wonderfully framed
Anonymous
10 years ago
Umm... just look at it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This very beautifull imagen
Anonymous
10 years ago
It plays with my brain. I know the Shuttle is gaining altitude, but the arc makes it look like it's coming down. It makes me think about why the arc is described the way it is.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sweet
Anonymous
10 years ago
Phenomenal accomplishment!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Kick ass
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool
Anonymous
10 years ago
For a five minute exposure this shot is so clear. That curve is really unexpected too.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a very cool photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing exposure: I wish I could see a higher resolution - eseciall in the reflections and the grass upclose - awesome exposure.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is stunning and has none of the artefacts and noise a digital would have picked up. Sensational. The reflections on the water are rather beautiful too. Was there cropping of the original? If not spot on layout.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice use of exposure technique to show a unique view of the space shuttle.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just too good..
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thank You from Budapest
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spectacular originality, and perfectly executed technique.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It gives a real sense of exploration, you can actually feel the shuttle moving away into a new new world.
Anonymous
10 years ago
"god bless america, and it's citizens"
Anonymous
10 years ago
This deserves five stars because it is a sight never seen by our eyes; it's probably the largest arc ever photographed; it illustrates how small we are, yet how technilogically advanced we have become.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Kick ass!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning photo of a stunning event - N1
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WORD !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very original. Wonderful technical aspects; play of light and dark fantastic. Awesome photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic Shot. Very sharp with good detail and colors.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Everything a photo should be.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing - it really demonstrates the arc of the shuttle reaching for orbit rather than looking like it's going straight up. Very nice. I wonder if it a night launch[[
Anonymous
10 years ago
The time-exposure of this picture gives it great impact. The entire field of view is in focus giving great depth of field, a perfect compliment to the shuttle going off into the distance.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is amazing! I've never seen the arc the shuttle takes and this is just eye opening.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Capturing the path of rocket like that is makes this photo a nice shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unusual. Dramatic. And,Authentic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The precision and sharpness captured the stunning reality of a space shot. I think the camera must have had an anti-shake facility. The gradiation of the sky add to the thrill engendered when looking at this picture. The work of a master...
Anonymous
10 years ago
It seems to me that more and more Americans believe the world is flat. this photograph refutesw that consept.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good composition
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hmmm nice shot! (wish I'd taken it, eheh...)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unbelievable capture, i just hope it isn't on its way down
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply outstanding.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A very unique photo. Shows we live on small spinning globe, not a dinner plate.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excelent picture, very creative! congrats!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Swweeet! I always thought the shuttle went straight up. I suupose, though, that with the rotation of the earth, that is impossible. You capture that brilliantly.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just a very unique picture...
Anonymous
10 years ago
First, it's beautiful just for itself. The water, the grass, the lit buildings, that gorgeous, unreal arc in the sky. Second, the quiet: the things not seen. We don't see the shuttle. We don't see anything at all out of the ordinary... except that arc. We supply the context; the photograph's function is to remind us of the beauty, which often gets lost in the technology, the sheer unfamiliarity of almost everything about this enterprise. Third, the shape of the arc itself evokes so much history. It seems to me as pointless to try to explain what I mean to someone who doesn't already see taht as it would to someone who already does. Thanks for this.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Although at first glance out of balance, with the lit buildings, it actually is balanced and very graceful.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The immensity of the photo and surreal space-drawing line
Anonymous
10 years ago
The apeture setting produced amazing results. the launch point is not massively over exposed and yet the light portion is clear and well defined in the night sky."great shot". please give some settings info.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Coolness!
Anonymous
10 years ago
There's not much more to say than just amazing image!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow factor
Anonymous
10 years ago
MeekRoB!
0wned.
Dugg.
Over.
Anonymous
10 years ago
AWESOME!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is great. the long exposure was a great idea for the night launch. most views are up the "tail pipe". great insite mr.wang.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's almost 3d.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice photoeffect..Comment from Belarus
Anonymous
10 years ago
The subject and composition. Well done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice shot, actually saw this once from the beach in Cancun Mexico
Anonymous
10 years ago
It was very unique.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent placement of content
Anonymous
10 years ago
Look at that its fantastic with the lake above and the sunny light very beautiful
Anonymous
10 years ago
Makes you realize just how small this world is.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is as cool as a bright ass on a summers day
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture is a good composition that was anticipated then captured.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Decent resolution and contrast. wonderful angle. //
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice job buddy. It helps uinderstanding the shape and the treajectory well
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just like a glittering gold ring
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Exposure, light and coloring are very well ballanced giving both energy and tranquility at the same time. So crisp yet so lovely and soft it is really just quite lovely...
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's very very cool!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
An excellent image representing space travel.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The trajectory arc is a beautiful shape and the way the picture seems to fade from daylight to night is unique. Excellent picture - would make a great poster, especially if backlit.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Truely a humbling piece of work. Beautiful.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great curve!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think this shot is amazing because of the incredible color and the "rainbow" of this phenomenon. It's a wonderful picture and it's hard to believe that this actually happened and this was how it looked like.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic capture of the flight arc.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazubng
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great time lapse, sharp, and breathtaking action
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is truly an aww-inspiring photograph. it really shows the trajectory of the shuttle. it is amazing what this country has been able to do with it's space program. makes me proud to be an american! godspeed nasa!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very creative shot of an event that doesn't happen very often. This shot required good knowledge of the area and the equipment to do this and the result is outstanding! Bravo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Its beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awaesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
You would of thought you were there.
Anonymous
10 years ago
AEWSOME
Anonymous
10 years ago
The intensity of the light at the take off point, the beauty of the light arch which describes the path of the shuttle in relation to the earth rotation and curvature. A real beauty
Anonymous
10 years ago
One word - AWESOME!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
Art!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic
Anonymous
10 years ago
It makes me happy
Anonymous
10 years ago
Firstly the subject is unique and unreproducible. It demonstrates the photographers grasp of his craft and his capacity to achieve capture of his inspired vision. So many of us have the inspiration to take a picture like this, yet we lack the ability to deliver and so to share our vision. (I'm speaking strictly for myself here)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's great shot and i like a lot cause it's very beautiful it's gave you a nice feel when you look at it as to be free
Anonymous
10 years ago
Super
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool
Anonymous
10 years ago
The arc itself is a very pleasing shape. The graduate background contrasts beautifully with the arc. The arc moves the eye and brings about an optimistic and progressive feeling.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a great way to cope with being too far away, and gives a view of the launch event the usual pictures don't give at all. This isn't actually the first time I've seen this idea, but I still love it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spitacular! rainbow sooooo bright I wonder where its heading?
Anonymous
10 years ago
You really have to stuey the photo. Its like looking at the Grand Canyon, you have to stand and really look, the Wham!! It hits you. The impact of the distance, Tks.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent picture!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is by far the most unique shuttle launch photo I have ever seen.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I enjoy the balence of the piece. Meaning the lights from the rocket an the light from the buildings towards the bottoms left.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Slow shutter speed, yet clear picture. GOOD JOB!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Such a long exposure, yet there is NO noise in the picture. Absolutely one of the hardest shots to get perfect, and you did it quite well. This picture is now my desktop.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great composition of an awesome subject
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great use of long exposure.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The arc has come out very well against the contrast of dark sky .There is superb clarity of other details.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great photo. Seems mythical, like a supernatural weather entity
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow, nice photo
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing lighting and contrast
Anonymous
9 years ago
So much for digital ! !
Anonymous
9 years ago
Thats beautiful
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful and informative.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I love how it was such a clear night thus allowing us to see how powerful rockets are by the after burn..great shot, truly inspiring!!! Well done!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Cool!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Right time, right place
Anonymous
9 years ago
Exposure is amazing.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I find it perfect. It was an only-one oportunity shot and it couldnĀ“t be better.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I just like the gradiation and contrast in this pic
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excelente!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Shot taken at a great moment... framed perfectly by the surrounding darkness... extraordinary I think...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Love the contrast between the dark sky and the shuttle trail
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awesome exposure. Bet it was fun setting up on a borrowed camera.
Anonymous
9 years ago
An amazing shot. very impressive. the wonders of modern technology!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Reflection of lite, the contrast of salitude and populated area and covers three of the elements land, sea and sky.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Its great
Anonymous
9 years ago
Its really Fantastic Sight..... I would Really want to thank that photographer for such a marvellous picture.. thankx....
rahul.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The arc of light makes this shot very nice.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The clariy of the photo in this rare night launch is worthy of 5 stars
Anonymous
9 years ago
Challenging shot and beautiful result. True skills required.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I've never seen a shuttle photo like this. It's cool to see the path it's taking to reach orbit. Very impressive.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awesome Picture
Anonymous
9 years ago
One in a million!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Something wonderfull.How could it happen?i'll like it.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very very good
:0
Anonymous
9 years ago
Shows how spave veichles shoots upp around the globe in a genious way. Instead of explaining to kids how the sattelites are falling and falling, you could just show this picture to explain how it is done. A picture is worth more than a thousand words
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great idea for long exposure, like the reflection in the water and lights in the backgroud.
Superb picture!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is friggin' awesome!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Is a very good shot because it makes now for the very first time, at least for me, how is the total secuense of the lounch of the space shuttle reaching the space.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Outstanding exposure control and extremely well composed. Terrific subject and a thrilling photograph.
Anonymous
9 years ago
After all, the idea is what counts in a photograph. Here there is also technical skills and composition.
Finally, "great shot!"
Anonymous
9 years ago
I love the lighting and originality of it.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Imaginative,exhilariting.the photo incapsulates nasa and the mission that lies ahead.to explore the unknown.how exciting
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very professional shot. Excellent positioning of the camera to get the full range of the shuttle exhaust trail.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Moving... I've said it once and I'll say it again. You've got a way of touching people's heart. Great job and keep pursuing the passion.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I like this photo because is very difrent of the oters,is vvery special for me.
this photo is for my N.A.S.A COLECTION
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very different take on the usual Shuttle launch photo. I love the arc affect showing the shuttles trajectory. Very good image.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent way of showing that rockets do not fly upward, but FORWARD! Quite easy to find the east in this picture :-) Very good exposure, managed well the strong light at lift-off and the weaker light atop of the arch.
Anonymous
8 years ago
That rocks
Anonymous
8 years ago
Clarity of the long exposure. Good information on how quickly the shuttle arcs away from the vertical on its flight.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is the best picture I ever saw!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
It is a nice shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great picture
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nothing less than true art!
Anonymous
8 years ago
What draws me to the picture is the magnitude of the sky compared to the land, which is emphasized by the light streak made by the shuttle. the arc of that streak is so bold and slick. love it. makes me want to be there.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Champion!

Earths curve evident!
Anonymous
8 years ago
That is awsome.how is it so clear.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Love the feeling of movement and the sensation of expanse. Am image that takes you far far away.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
8 years ago
This was amazing photograph. To take this long arc was very tedious one because after some time it will get disappear before that take was good.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Quite solid my brother.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I did one like it. Night launches are puuuur-deee
Anonymous
8 years ago
I used 50 speed color film, which is a bit hard to find. Mine was from a further distance of an Atlas launch, however. I dig this closeup.
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a fantastic photo. You'd think by being out on the causeway you wouldn't get a very good view. This proves otherwise especially at night.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Pretty awesome looking !!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amaysing,slow shutter yeah
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is kool!!! how do you do that? and how is it so clear? i love it!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I have seen photos of thes and rockets befor but never 1 like this! this is truley awsom. i love how iy looks! any body like runescape?
Anonymous
8 years ago
The first thing I noticed was the arc which meant a long exposure. The second thing was the subject. The third was the location. The fourth was the composition. The fifth was the clarity! Add those up and you get one of the best photographs I've ever seen. Absolutely amazing.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This was a great idea with perfect execution. well done!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is a real amazing example of long time exposure. Great!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I like the way the light arcs out, its curve ,especially. Most wonderful is the shadow the arc forms in still waters below illuminating just the area around the point of projection.In short the picture is awesome,unique and amazingly strange in its own way
Anonymous
8 years ago
Cool man
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a great illumination around the area. gives a special feeling to the photo.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow, excellent picture
Anonymous
7 years ago
The time lapst photography is excellent. a historic photo indeed,reminesent of the apollo missions of the 60's and 70's. nice to see our american pride agian.
Anonymous
7 years ago
There goes moonraker...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice photo!
Anonymous
7 years ago
This.... is.... awsome.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful One!
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a fantastic shot encompassing the beauty of nature and the technology of people in one. i love that this was taken using a film camera, this is photography at it's best.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome idea for such a cool event. Thanks
Anonymous
7 years ago
Right place at the right time, kind of exposure. Prior planning and excellent execution Mister Wang.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Thank You.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Exellent!
Anonymous
7 years ago
The framing of the arc, the fact that it isn't just perpendicular, the view from eye level all come together to make it look like the shuttle jumped across.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This photos are simply amazing and offer a new point of view about the launch
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Waw!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The first thing that came to my mind was; Albert Pujols.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Brilliant photo!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I find the shot setup beautifully arrainged. To be able know exactly where the shuttle was going and to have perfectly accomplished the 5 minute exposure is amazing. You dont get a second chance and you didn't need it!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Long exposures are tricky. have to prevent washout and or under exposed. would have been cool to continue to see the flight path longer. It helps to image the flight path. not straight up but up and WAY around.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Excellent pic
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice!
Anonymous
5 years ago
What a masterpiece. Ben Wang for president!
oM5
Anonymous
5 years ago
This is a great photo! Woow :D
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great Exposure
Anonymous
5 years ago
Now this is photography! Using nothing but the subject, and "natural" techniques and equipments. No bologna here! Just great photography!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Amazing shot!
Anonymous
5 years ago
One of the last Wonders of Living Memory. Keep up the funding.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Beautiful arc and the diminishing luminance indicating distance
Anonymous
4 years ago
Opportunities like these don't come very often, and not anymore since the shuttle is retired, so Thank You, Mr. Wang, for sharing a great capture for future generations to admire.

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Anonymous
4 years ago
Nuff said
Anonymous
3 years ago
Outstanding picture, well done!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Perfect absolutely perfect. a dreamer is just a dreamer, until taking up a tool, then you get things like this. inspiring
Anonymous
11 months ago
Great job!
Never seen such a photo before!