Here's my contribution for #TransportTuesday curated by. This is the launch of the Space Shuttle mission STS-128. We travelled to the space center about 10 times to see a launch and were only able to witness one launch as the rest were scrubbed for one reason or another. This launch happened right around midnight and was very dificult to shoot. I was using a 400mm lens+2x teleconverter+1.4x teleconverter+1.6x crop factor on manual focus because of the high aperture. It was also a very windy night and we were watching from the causeway which is about 7 miles away from the launchpad. I'm so glad I was able to experience one, what a great experience...
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- Oh I so wanted to go! Thanks for sharing the pics and what you used!Oct 18, 2011
- WOW.. great shotOct 18, 2011
- Very nice! I was fortunate enough to see pretty much every launch since 1994 (except the last two). I spent most of my life in Brevard County, Florida. We Space Coast residence have a theory that NASA is in cahoots with the county and routinely scrub launches so Brevard can get more tourist dollars. :POct 18, 2011
- From 7 miles away these are outstanding shots, I am amazed you got anything at all. These are shots to be proud of, well done.Oct 18, 2011
- Glad you got your chance. I got to witness ST2 (only one of two launches that had the external tank painted white). Flew from Ca. to Fla. twice in one week and went to two pre-launch parties. We got to observe from the forward point which is MUCH closer than anything since then. John Denver was next to me shooting the same set up ... Hasselblad with 500mm. The aide to Sen. Hatch was also present. Fun time. I shot two full 12-shot rolls of film switching between the 500mm and 150mm lenses on two Hassy bodies. What year was that? 1980 - early. Made a big collage which still hangs on the den wall. Seems like the range was something like a mile. Sound was something.Oct 19, 2011
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