Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch: STS-115

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    This is the picture I've waited all my life so far to take. Space Shuttle Atlantis finally takes off on mission STS-115. Buying that monster lens was worth it after all! There is some video footage of the launch here:

    jonknee, Dave McLean, leekelleher, and 55 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. p_c_w 104 months ago | reply

      Hey! I've just noticed, there have been 1,001 views made of this photo - thank you all for your interest! I think I should start a "1000+ views" set ... with one photo in it :)

    2. fdecomite 101 months ago | reply

      Still one more view ;-)

    3. buzman 101 months ago | reply

      Great Shot. Please add it to the Space Shuttle Group.

    4. 98 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Space for All, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    5. Mike Guildoo 97 months ago | reply

      Great shot. This is a dream photographic scenario for me.

    6. jakerome 95 months ago | reply

      I'd say that lens was worth it. Terrific shot, how far away were you?

      Blogged here,

    7. p_c_w 95 months ago | reply

      Thanks! This was taken from the NASA Causeway launch viewing site, 6 miles from the launch pad. I used a 400mm Canon lens with a 2x extender. I read around the "how to take shots of a launch" web sites - most said don't even bother to take pics if you don't have less than 400mm - so I used this as an excuse to get one :)

    8. p_c_w 93 months ago | reply

      Wow - made 2000 views just now - thanks for being interested :)

    9. kirschbrunnen 74 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful shot!

    10. p_c_w 70 months ago | reply

      I can't believe this picture made 5000 views - thanks for looking!

    11. JAL9989 64 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot! I've used it on my Laid Off blog post, Launch Out – Don’t Wait. Thanks!

    12. onega2010 59 months ago | reply

      We fill left out coz of where we are otherwise nothing is as tantalizing as this lift of may give us that like of discovery as it enters the space.

    13. onega2010 59 months ago | reply

      It 'll my dream come true only if, one day to witness, the lift with ma naked eyes, if not to fly into the space. How does one get to that?

    14. NikWatt 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Beautiful times, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. Alkhatnai 59 months ago | reply

      This is absolutely marvellous :)

    16. p_c_w 59 months ago | reply

      Thank you :) Watching the recent launch on TV brought back happy memories of being there for this one

    17. Paula_Summerwind 39 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the great picture. I included it at
      Thermodynamics of a Clumping Universe.
      with proper credit to this site.

    18. Curloid_Industries 38 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot! would shooting in RAW not let you forget about bracketing?

    19. p_c_w 38 months ago | reply

      In hindsight, RAW would have helped I'm sure - in those days the memory card were relatively small though! I assume the bracketing would still help though, since that varies the amount of light physically hitting the sensor.

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