GOOOOO DISCOVERY......

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What a day....

Tough lighiting conditions.. This is dramitic...

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Hey Gale,

I just logged on to see if you posted some pics of the shuttle. Very cool. I got to see the launch right before I went to work (ON TV). Of course, I was a little late but, no big deal. Nice Pic. Is that with the 80-400? I like how on the rockets create a reflection on the water. Was it loud? Seems like it would be eventhough you are pretty far away?
 
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Thank You All,

This is a rough edit. I have to redo it.

Approx 12 miles across the river. It was loud and excitig.

Long day. I am very tired. :))
 
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Great shot Gale! Must be exciting to have events like this in front of your door step.
Would be nice to have this in combination with an audio recording.
Cheers
 
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Congrats on a very sweet image, Gale. There aren't many folks that have the opportunity to witness a shuttle launch, let alone capture one. Thanks for posting your image for us all to see.
 
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HI ALL

wish I had been closer....Extreme haze at horizon. Sun at 10:30 in the morning.

Thanks all for the nice comments.

Paul V shaped light you see could be from Light on shuttle in combination with the red reflection off the shuttle. My vantage point was not as good as other places..

If it had been in afternoon shot or I could have gotten to the Nasa causeway (no pass) a different direction it would have been better.

However I had to wait till it got up higher to pick up the blue in sky. Just looking straight across, there was no blue, sky was bright and greyish, I was able to pick alot up of the red from the fire from the engines.

I do have more images where it shows the sly higher and blue.

Where I was, it also disappared into a huge cloud, then came out the other side. Experienced shutter lag, I said at that moment, I need a D2H....

I will get some more up later, right now I am almost an hour late to work....

See ya all later. I am still very tired.
 
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What an incredibly beautiful shot Gale. You should be thrilled. What an experience!! :wink:
 
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Wonderful shot Gale! It must have been an incredible thrill to witness the takeoff. Thanks for sharing whatever you can from that experience of a lifetime.

D2H? I'd say you need to go straight to the D2x!! :) Just pick your best shuttle photo, then find about 2500 people to buy them at $2 each... the camera will be yours in no time!
 
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Great shot, Gale!

There is another shot that was posted on Drudge Report that is really cool also. Why am I never at the right place at the right time with the right lens and the right frame of mind?

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Wow Gale!!!! Great image - don't you just LOVE that sound!

I've seen nearly every liftoff, but none in person since the redstone days. These must be terrific, especially since you're right there, relatively speaking. They never fail to excite me!

As for the V of light preceeding the shuttle, I believe that it's ghosting inside you lens, but I'd go with the headlights idea. ;)
 
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GaryW said:
... another shot that was posted on Drudge Report that is really cool also. Why am I never at the right place at the right time with the right lens and the right frame of mind?
Matt Drudge is famous for faking the news, so I'd take this shot with a grain or two of NaCl. I'll bet the bird is cloned in at the very least.
 
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WOW, Gale! What an experience to see that dramatic liftoff! Thanks for posting such a marvelous shot so the rest of us can imagine what it was like to be there in person!
 
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Chris101 said:
Matt Drudge is famous for faking the news, so I'd take this shot with a grain or two of NaCl. I'll bet the bird is cloned in at the very least.
Duh. I bet you're right.
 

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Nice picture, Gale! Was looking forward to seeing this since the last one was rescheduled. It was quite dramatic on GMA and just being there in person, it must have been spectacular.
 
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