Space Shuttle Endeavour - Menlo Park - 2012

On its final flight, NASA's space shuttle Endeavour overfly's Menlo Park onboard the 747-100 shuttle carrier aircraft N105NA. This was the last flight for both the shuttle orbiter and the 747.

 

This image was shot from one of the hills in Menlo Park's Bedwell Bayfront Park - among several hundred others who gathered for this tribute flight.

 

Shot using a Canon 5D Mark II using a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens with a Canon 1.4x Tele-extender. Shot in Shutter Priority at 1/1000th of a second, ISO 100, f/5.6.

 

Post processed in Adobe Lightroom 4 where it was cropped to at 16:9 ratio and adjusted using a bit of clarity applied just to the aircraft with the adjustment brush with a bit of post-crop vignette.

  • Jill Clardy PRO 3y

    Magnificent !
  • rschnaible PRO 3y

    Really nice image! I was hoping to see it today, but did not. Good job!
  • Serendigity PRO 3y

    Great photo. Where you on the ground or also in the air when you took this?
  • Eric Duprat 3y

    Superb! what gear did you used?
    Disregard the question, I looked at the exif

    Great shot!

    How did you managed to get this angle. You where very high!
  • Jill Clardy PRO 3y

    ok, I've been looking at shuttle images all day - from SFO to LAX, and in terms of color and clarity, this is the BEST !
  • Scott Loftesness PRO 3y

    Thank you all!
  • Peter Ellis, Photographer PRO 3y

    Great shot !!
  • JeffSFO 3y

    Very nicely done!
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Taken on September 21, 2012
  • EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 280.0 mm
  • 1/1000
  • 100
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
  • Show EXIF

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