Last Friday SpaceX finally launched their latest SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket after 4 scrubbed attempts. I made the drive each time, it was pretty heartbreaking when they scrubbed, especially for the boat that went into the keep out zone. All scrubs were caused by the super cooled liquid oxygen propellant. Unfortunately all the launches caused them to reschedule the launch time ten minutes earlier then the first attempt. This combined with the changing sunset time, caused the sky to be too bright for a long exposure without a filter. I got to the launch on time and waited to see if I could bring my shutter speed down to 2 minutes, but was unable to. I was also unable to get my 3 stop ND filter on in time. I settled for 35 shorter exposures back to back ranging from 5 sec to 8 sec long. I combined them in post. This one took me a while to edit since it ended up being about 5 gigabytes by the end. The total exposure time ends up being about ~230s.
I like to know what you think. Comments are welcome and critique is encouraged. I think the sun reflecting off the smoke trail might draw the eye too much, but I would like to get more opinions on it.
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