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Liftoff
Liftoff
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Date: Nov 14, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Transportation, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2009

Taken from the NASA Causeway, about 5.5 miles from the launch pad, camera on tripod.
Processing was fairly minimal: conversion from RAW, curves, color balancing, high pass sharpening and a significant crop.
It was even more awesome in person, lighting up the whole sky. Because of the distance, Endeavor was well off the pad before the sound reached us. This was probably the final night time shuttle launch.
Thanks for all the positive comments!

Statistics
Place: 64 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.3761
Avg (commenters): 7.9444
Avg (participants): 6.5439
Avg (non-participants): 5.8545
Views since voting: 1346
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 226
Comments: 23
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/24/2009 08:43:28 AM
Thanks for the additional input. Its appreciated!
01/23/2009 05:43:40 PM
yeah i was really surprised this wasnt on the front page
robbed!!!
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01/23/2009 02:56:10 PM
Such an underrated shot. This is just terrific.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 11:27:09 PM
how the HELL did you manage this!!! i cant even imagine what getting this shot would feel like
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01/21/2009 10:17:25 PM
Now that is a spectacular shot! Well done. Top marks!
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01/21/2009 01:56:59 PM
Exceptional shot. 8
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01/19/2009 09:57:20 PM
This is awesome! The color and black sillouetted smoke!
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01/19/2009 09:31:25 AM
wow, just WOW
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01/18/2009 08:31:19 PM
now that is a great shot...how far away were you?
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01/18/2009 11:58:45 AM
A great capture for sure, but I think the real prize is in the processing. I hope you share how you got this result.
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01/18/2009 11:04:28 AM
Wow!
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01/17/2009 08:07:15 PM
Ohhhh WHAT a historic, FABULOUS PHOTO. I am in awe! One of my favorites here so far, and I hope to see this one in the top few. I hope that doesn't jinx you. I have often found myself not much in synch with what the voters have chosen as top photos. I hope I am this time tho :) I'm certainly doing my part. It is my first perfect 10!
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01/17/2009 12:45:37 PM
Wow love the vibrant colours and light!
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01/17/2009 12:16:28 PM
Preteckt timing
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01/17/2009 05:48:02 AM
nice job
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01/17/2009 04:17:20 AM
wow, and you were standing there?this is awesome, I've always been dreaming about standing close to a spaceship taking off:D very cool moment
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01/17/2009 03:44:09 AM
excellent and punchy...great as a sq crop
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01/16/2009 04:38:02 PM
dynamic shot - love the edges of the blast and how they are so brightly lit
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01/16/2009 04:33:34 PM
Wow that's pretty amazing.
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01/16/2009 03:30:47 PM
Is that real? If it is that's pretty fantastic.
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01/16/2009 01:04:58 PM
Wow, awesome capture
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01/16/2009 12:40:35 PM
Oooooh -- awesome shot! You must have been at the press area?
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01/16/2009 10:20:05 AM
WOW - I bet NASA would love to have that. I can see this in an expose in Time or Newsweek. Good stuff.
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