A&P pics tonight v. Space Shuttle Discovery lift-off

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  1. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    Was kind of a shitty time to shoot the shuttle because it wasn't dark enough to get a long exposure, but it was beautiful nonetheless. Here's my boring shot of it. It's amazing that even 150 miles away from the launch site, it was a VERY bright fireball in the sky.

    Most of these suck, but I just want to share :o

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    Discovery left some cool smoke trails....

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    That whiteish puff is where the solid rocket boosters separated. It hung in the sky for a very long time and was so high up, that it was illuminated by the sun, even when the sky was almost pitch black.

    Turning blue...
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    And then a random shot of a power line pole in the parking lot:
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  2. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    I got so see a launch when I was a kid in the nasa stands (closer than the normal guest viewing) because my dad works for nasa :bowdown: You feel it in your chest and can't hear anything - it's :bowdown: fuck yeah america
     
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    hell yea... but there are so few launches left :hs:. It makes me sad to think that my kids may grow up without seeing, hearing and feeling a space shuttle launch
     
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    accidental discharge? :hsugh:
     
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    i heard something a week or so ago about NASA considering going back to rockets (i.e. Apollo missions) for all applicable missions now, and doing away with the shuttles entirely. :hs:
     
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    just looked like you accidentally hit the shutter release while the camera was pointed at the pole.
     
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    then the pole wouldn't be illuminated and there wouldn't be any stars
     
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    given infinite chances, even a monkey can land an F-18 on the deck of an aircraft carrier... :dunno:
     
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    :ugh: if you don't like the pic, then you're allowed to say you don't like it.
     
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    i was just asking if it was accidental, thrown in for fun...
     
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    :o no it wasn't accidental. it was a 33 sec. exposure with a flash to capture the geometry of the pole and the stars in the background. but the stars need to be brighter or something
     
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    Okay that makes more sense now. Nice series.
     
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    ahhh, ok... i don't know if your equip will allow it, but tone down the power of the flash, and it won't overpower the stars nearly as much.
     
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    perhaps. or maybe I just need to find a cooler power pole. in my head I was thinking one of those big main power towers that are like 10-15 stories tall. like one of these guys: http://i.pbase.com/g6/57/686757/2/74074254.l9DWNivo.jpg
     
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    Links broken... can't hotlink it apparently. i know the one's you're talking about though, there's a line running through duluth MN. :hs:
     
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    i guess what he's saying is, you can't tell that it was a long exposure. just looks like someone had a camera on auto and snapped a picture accidentally.

    i like the concept, but you would benefit from a much longer exposure, wider composition and a different "subject" to paint
     
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    i like that last one
     
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    good luck lighting her up evenly with a flash.
     
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    Go outside, do that and post results :dunno:

    You'd have a very different picture. You can definitely tell it was a long exposure. Well you should be able to.
     
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    :werd:

    I came here to say this.

    I like the shot. It'd work a little better with the pole brought down a tad and the sky brought in, but it's fine as is.
     
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    not at 400ISO and f/18
     
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    Since you're viewing the exif data, you should also have been able to catch that it was a 31 second exposure....

    You don't 'accidentally snap' a 31 second exposure with no camera shake, thus eliminating any and all doubt that this was anything but intentional.


    I still do not see how anyone could assume the shot was random, ESPECIALLY after viewing the exif.
     
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    :facepalm:

    apparently you didn't read my other post.

    i know it was a long exposure, it just looks like someone left it on auto and accidentally snapped a picture of a lightpole.

    it's the angle, the composition, the subject and everything else that makes it look like a bad photo.
     
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    I know man, I'm just fucking with ya... :p :mamoru:

    I'm not gonna argue the settings, cuz I don't really understand them myself, but overall, I do like the shot. I mean for a utility pole, it's actually pretty interesting. Can't say that about too many utility pole shots...
     

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