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Shuttle Endeavour in Southern California

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by sprinke, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    Okay folks, give up your pics of this beautiful bird!

    Here's my money shot: GH2 with 100-300mm at 300mm, uncropped.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/8010036708/" title="Shuttle Endeavour over Caltech by debit72, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="600" alt="Shuttle Endeavour over Caltech"></a>
     
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  2. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    It even gets an escort
     
  3. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    A different angle:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/8010067792/" title="Shuttle Endeavour over Caltech by debit72, on Flickr"> 8010067792_329cf9b48e_c. "800" height="534" alt="Shuttle Endeavour over Caltech"></a>
     
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  4. curtisls87

    curtisls87 Mu-43 Regular

    78
    Jan 7, 2010
    Los Gatos, CA, USA
    Curt Schimmels
    Very Nice! Looks like you had less moisture in the air in SoCal than we did up here to the north. Here's a couple I got as it went overhead.

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  5. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    sprinkle, curtisls87:

    This the last time we'll see a shuttle airborn. You both did well capturing this important event.
    Thank you for sharing these.

    Judy
     
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  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Awesome shots everyone of a classic event! :2thumbs:
     
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  7. curtisls87

    curtisls87 Mu-43 Regular

    78
    Jan 7, 2010
    Los Gatos, CA, USA
    Curt Schimmels
    Forgot to mention, that I was using my Oly 70-300mm lens on manual focus, with m4/3 adapter on my OMD. I did no post processing at all, other than to resize. I will probably play with these a bit more in light room, next week, and sharpen a bit.
     
  8. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Looks like two flies mating. :wink:
     
  9. Stewmander

    Stewmander Mu-43 Regular

    50
    Apr 16, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    Heres a shot with my E-PL1 and kit lens, through office window in downtown Sacramento:

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    and heres a shot of people waiting for the shuttle on the roof of a nearby building:

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  10. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    603
    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    I happened to be on the 210 freeway just north of Pasadena when it went right over.Amazing, beautiful sight, but was almost as amazing was the freeway.As I drove along,more and more cars and trucks were pulling over and the overpasses were chock full of spectators.Within five minutes, I was the only car moving so I just stopped in the middle of the freeway and got out to watch it fly by.Cop cars were everywhere,lights blazing and loudspeakers blaring,telling the cars to keep moving but it did no good.Of course I had no camera except my iphone which ran out of hard drive as I tried to video it go by.I couldn't believe how low and slow it was flying.It was quite a moment.
     
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