STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery inc daytime long exposure

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STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery inc daytime long exposure

Sat 27 Aug 2011, 7:26 pm

On the second attempt I managed to view the final launch of Discovery from the NASA causeway.



Taken on our arrival at the causeway, 6 miles from the launch pad.

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Close Up of Discovery, STS-133, on Launch Pad LC-39A by Dave Thurlow Photography, on Flickr

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Discovery Emerges from the Smoke, Fire and Steam. STS-133. by Dave Thurlow Photography, on Flickr

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Discovery STS-133 by Dave Thurlow Photography, on Flickr

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Discovery STS-133 by Dave Thurlow Photography, on Flickr

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Fully Rotated, Discovery is high above the clouds. by Dave Thurlow Photography, on Flickr

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Discovery STS-133 by Dave Thurlow Photography, on Flickr

And finally.........

36 sec exposure, B&W ND110 Neutral density filter.
So far I'm not aware of another daytime long exposure image of a Shuttle launch.

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NASA Space Shuttle Discovery STS-133 Long Exposure by Dave Thurlow Photography, on Flickr


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Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery inc daytime long exposur

Sat 27 Aug 2011, 8:11 pm

Cool, liking shots 2,4 and the last :cool:

Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery inc daytime long exposur

Sat 27 Aug 2011, 8:25 pm

Wow! :clap: :drool: :cool:

Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery inc daytime long exposur

Sun 28 Aug 2011, 6:56 am

Terrific. #s 2&4 are exceptional. I always wished I had witnessed a shuttle launch before they went... :sad:

Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery inc daytime long exposur

Sun 28 Aug 2011, 11:57 am

Superb photos, considering the distance you were from the launch site. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery inc daytime long exposur

Mon 29 Aug 2011, 5:32 pm

Cracking set, love them all

Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery inc daytime long exposur

Mon 29 Aug 2011, 5:47 pm

Air Male wrote:36 sec exposure, B&W ND110 Neutral density filter.
So far I'm not aware of another daytime long exposure image of a Shuttle launch.


Neither am I - beautiful. Hope you've been punting that around a bit, it's got that "poster on a few thousand walls" feeling.

Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery inc daytime long exposur

Mon 29 Aug 2011, 7:58 pm

Dave,

Absolutely love number two, for me its much better than the long exposure, for sheer wow factor, although I applaud the technical acheivement of the long exposure, no chance of trying again!!!! :clap:

How many aircraft can produce its own cloud and then fly through it :rock:

Thanks for posting.

Cheers,
Jeff.

Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery inc daytime long exposur

Mon 29 Aug 2011, 10:25 pm

Great shots Dave, although i bet you were cursing that telegraph pole.....i know i was when i was on the Causeway for STS-132. :wink:
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