ART Okay, I've only got one more chance to get this right. . . STS-133 launch.

FryingPan

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I really didn't need to use that graduated ND filter out there today. I just had something in my head, but the conditions just weren't right for it at all. And then I just got caught up in the whole launch and kind of forgot what I was doing. :(

So I present to you a bleh-tastic shot of STS-133. :hs:

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Girth

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I was going to have access to the VAB viewing platforms but the guy with the passes decided to take his goddamn kids instead. They're 2 and 3 years old. :mad::mad::mad:

no, he was in the control center here in Houston when they launched. :o
 

dmora

looks like my jizz explosion... :bowdown:




but srsly tho, great shot man! the filter does give it that sense of leaving earf like Big Jim said.
 
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FryingPan

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I like the grad filter myself. I think it adds a bit of "edge of space" mystery to the shot.

I agree. I think there wouldn't be much depth without it.

Well, here's the full story.

I was hoping the light was going to be low enough that I'd be able to keep the shutter open for a second at a time. Here's the problem though. . . because the traffic was soooo bad I literally ran out of time and had to pull over on the side of the road and run down to the beach and then try to get to a spot that wasn't crowded by people. I actually had to roll up my jeans and set the tripod out in the ocean in order to get a semi clear POV.

I had planned on stacking ND filters and stopping the lens down all the way to give me the shutter speeds that I wanted, but by the time I got everything set up and fired a few test shots (which weren't anywhere near 1 second at all. . .) the shuttle was already going off. So all I could do was just start clicking away and hoping to get SOMETHING that didn't suck.

When I got home. . . fail. F/22 against a clear blue Florida sky just showed how fucking dirty my sensor is and how badly I need to clean it.

kXRL6.jpg


I really should have just taken the damn ND's off and shot the thing at f/8 and called it a day. Argh.
 

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Well, here's the full story.

I was hoping the light was going to be low enough that I'd be able to keep the shutter open for a second at a time. Here's the problem though. . . because the traffic was soooo bad I literally ran out of time and had to pull over on the side of the road and run down to the beach and then try to get to a spot that wasn't crowded by people. I actually had to roll up my jeans and set the tripod out in the ocean in order to get a semi clear POV.

I had planned on stacking ND filters and stopping the lens down all the way to give me the shutter speeds that I wanted, but by the time I got everything set up and fired a few test shots (which weren't anywhere near 1 second at all. . .) the shuttle was already going off. So all I could do was just start clicking away and hoping to get SOMETHING that didn't suck.

When I got home. . . fail. F/22 against a clear blue Florida sky just showed how fucking dirty my sensor is and how badly I need to clean it.

kXRL6.jpg


I really should have just taken the damn ND's off and shot the thing at f/8 and called it a day. Argh.

looks like you were blowing bubbles as you waited for your camera to be done. :mamoru:
 
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FryingPan

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No EXIF data. How long did it take the Shuttle to travel that distance? Is it still loud from your distance?

Wait, really? No EXIF? Strange.

D700
ISO100
16-35 f/4 VRII @ 20mm f/22
1/3 sec
.6 ND + .9ND Grad.
A heaping dose of fail.

That was probably 45 seconds or so. Fucker really gets up and goes.
 

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