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More: Lockheed Martin Atlas 5
More: Cocoa Beach - Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Skid Strip (XMR / KXMR)
More: USA - Florida, October 10, 2007
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AV-011 A time-lapse image captures the launch of the Lockheed-Martin Atlas 5 rocket with WGS-1, a military communications satellite, at 8:22pm EDT October 10, 2007.
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A visitor from Italy posted Tue August 26, 2014:
Amazing!!!!

A visitor from India posted Mon July 9, 2012:
I'm spellbound! spectacular photo

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 15, 2011:
That's really amazing

A visitor from United States posted Mon August 15, 2011:
I think one of the hardest things about making this photo was trying to figure if the rocket would stay in the frame til the shutter closed. But as usual, Ben pulls it off! Simply awesome!

A visitor from Germany posted Sun July 10, 2011:
Simply perfect.

A visitor from Brazil posted Fri June 24, 2011:
Congratulations for your superb work. There is not a second chance to make this kind of photo!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat April 30, 2011:
Ben I have to hand it to you, these are some of the best pictures on airliners.net. Absolutely mind boggling!

A visitor from - posted Sun February 27, 2011:
25 minutes, thanks

A visitor from United States posted Fri February 11, 2011:
Judging from the length of the star trails, I'd guess Ben had his shutter open for about 10 minutes before the launch, maybe a little longer; this is a shot that can only be taken by a guy who knows precisely what he's doing! (and believe me......Ben knows what he's doing! )

A visitor from Ireland posted Wed June 16, 2010:
Amazing what you can do with technology nowadays!

A visitor from - posted Mon May 3, 2010:
That is one good photo!!!! Well done!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 24, 2009:
What a great shot! You can see the stars colors despite the amount of light pollution in the photo. I also like the angles of the lights coming away from the pad.

A visitor from Australia posted Mon November 30, 2009:
I would rather call you an artist than photographer.

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 6, 2009:
This photo brought the movie Armageddon launch theme into my mind! Aw, what a flawless photograph!

A visitor from Indonesia posted Thu October 22, 2009:
Amazing Light Show
Well done

A visitor from France posted Mon October 12, 2009:
Just beautiful

A visitor from - posted Fri October 9, 2009:
This is an amazing view of the Atlas as it soars into space! I like the way that you used the lake as a reflecting pool.

A visitor from - posted Fri October 9, 2009:
Just amazing!

A visitor from Singapore posted Fri October 9, 2009:
Wish there is a sound effect for this picture..like those choir you know :D

A visitor from Greece posted Fri October 9, 2009:
Outstanding! Well done!

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 7, 2009:
Well done! Amazing!

A visitor from United States posted Sun October 4, 2009:
That is pure art!

A visitor from - posted Sun October 4, 2009:
That is pure genius!

A visitor from Canada posted Sun October 4, 2009:
Oh wow. Incredible. Looks like a poster for a movie.

A visitor from Brazil posted Sun October 4, 2009:
Man, i have no words to describe the sensation that I had when I saw this photo. It's just AMAZING!!!! The best photo of a rocket launch that i've ever seen!!! Congratulations, very good job!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun October 4, 2009:
Spectacular. Awesome colours too

A visitor from Turkey posted Sun October 4, 2009:
I don't now how to describe this. Its simply one of the most unique photos I have seen on A.net. Absolutely amazing capture!

A visitor from - posted Sun October 4, 2009:
Absolutely stunning!

A visitor from Estonia posted Sun October 4, 2009:
Riiiiight. I need some time alone now. Wow.

A visitor from Italy posted Sun October 4, 2009:
Excellent picture! 5*

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun October 4, 2009:
This photo is just amazing! The rotating earth together with this amazing launch. One thing I really need to see: A space vehicle launch.

A visitor from United States posted Sun October 4, 2009:
Fantastic! If only I had a vertical computer screen I would be begging you for a copy! Very well done!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun October 4, 2009:
Your shots are really amazing!

A visitor from Spain posted Sun October 4, 2009:
So much awesomeness in one picture.

A visitor from United States posted Sun October 4, 2009:
I love how you can see all the stars moving through the sky! Awesome!

A visitor from United States posted Sun October 4, 2009:
Amazing

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