Thanks for the comments everyone.
jeromego wrote in post #7923441
very nice shots. i wasnt able to get the tickets yesterday for the jun 13 launched. i was a bit late when i called them around 10, it was already sold out. i guess im gonna have to watch it in titusville or merrit island which is like 11 miles from the launch pad.
are you still in florida? i hope you're enjoying your vacation even with the heat.
I know I've told you this in a PM, but will cover here for others as well. It appears that KSC sells a lot of the launch tickets to the commercial tour operators. I picked up my launch ticket (and transport from Orlando) with Gator Tours. I managed to get a launch ticket about 2 months out.
Still in Florida till tomorrow. Currently in Miami area, heading back to Atlanta on Saturday. Went to Everglades today, so have a few hundred photos to sort through.
inchman254 wrote in post #7923861
I played with one of your shots in Lightroom (no PS on my notebook). It came out pretty good, IMO. With your permission, I'd like to post it (you don't have image editing enabled)
Post Away, I'm interested to see what you've done. I very much an editing novice. I only tweaked a couple of things in DPP before posting as I haven't had the time to play with properly.
FlyingPhotog wrote in post #7926402
But you better do it quick... Not many Shuttle launches left!
And hope you have better luck than I did. My journey to see a shuttle launch started in 2005:
2005 - Moved to Atlanta from New Zealand. A couple of days after getting there Columbia is launched (I couldn't get down to Florida in that time). Was expecting to go to the next launch. The Columbia Accident stopped launches for a year
2006 - Job comes up in NZ, plan on moving back to NZ. Shuttle Launch is announced for day I leave country. Sigh.
2007 - 3 Week Holiday in US Booked. Launch moved outside window that I can get time off for.
2008 - 2 Week Holiday in US booked - Non-refundable/transferable tickets. Launch date moved outside the 2 week window 1 day after tickets booked.
2009 - Moved back from NZ to Atlanta - Success - Finally.
In All - well worth the effort - It really is something you have to experience yourself. Certainly gives real meaning to the phrase 'Wall Of Sound'. Wouldn't like to be at the 3 mile viewing point (Nasa/Family only).
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