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Flying Brickyard

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Space Shuttle Discovery -- Chantilly, Virginia (February 2015) Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH Kodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing

Space Shuttle Discovery
Chantilly, Virginia (February 2015)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH
Kodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing

Apollo 16 — Plum Crater, Station 1

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“David Harland has assembled the portion of the pan showing the isthmus between Flag and Plum, with the Rover in the background, Charlie at the right, and the boulder in the foreground.” — Photo credit: NASA

I can’t speak for others, but I absolutely LOVE seeing all of these old NASA images getting new life breathed into them, some of which are just downright stunning.  Click on the image to read the specifics of what the lunar walkers doing at the time of the exposure, and you can click here to read the transcript of their radio transmissions with Houston.

And anyone trolling about the moon shots being faked gets banned from this site.

Imagecraft Bootcamp — Shooting From the Dark Side

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Blue Angel monument -- Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)Sony a6000 + Sony 10-18mm/4.0 ASPH

No, you are not going to be become Sith warriors!  Sorry, but being a lifelong Star Wars fan, I had to say that (hah!).

No, this post is all about shooting from the dark side of a subject… the shadowed side… the side opposite from the light source… the side that we are specifically cautioned against shooting from by camera manuals (or at least we used to be).  This is also known as contre-jour and backlit photography.  Further examples can be seen here, but be aware that some may be NSFW. Continue Reading →

Photo Link: These Crappy Apollo Images Are What Make NASA So Great

News Link: Schlieren Images Reveal Supersonic Shock Waves

Shooting Star

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Lockheed T-33A-5-LO Shooting Star — Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia (January 2015)Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Lockheed T-33A-5-LO Shooting Star — Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia (January 2015)
Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Speed Sled

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Lockheed SR-71 at the Udvar-Hazy Center-- Chantilly, Virginia (November 2004)Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Lockheed SR-71 at the Udvar-Hazy Center– Chantilly, Virginia (November 2004)
Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

70th Anniversary of V-E Day

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World War II aircraft at the Udvar-Hazy Center -- Chantilly, Virginia (May 2013)Sony NEX-5R + 10-18mm

World War II aircraft at the Udvar-Hazy Center — Chantilly, Virginia (May 2013)
Sony NEX-5R + 10-18mm

As an honor to all that served and to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, 400 WWII veterans will be on hand to participate in a 10:30 am ceremony today at the World War II Memorial, followed by an aerial flyover of 56 restored WWII warbirds that will roar down the Potomac River.  Details can be found here.

Sadly, I won’t be attending due to my ongoing shoulder surgery recovery, but my thoughts will be there.

I Am Become…

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The Enola Gay -- Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia (January 2015)Leica M7 + Kodak BW400CN + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

The Enola Gay — Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia (January 2015)
Leica M7 + Kodak BW400CN + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Well Earned Rest

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Space shuttle Discovery -- Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia (January 2015)Leica M7 + Kodak BW400CN + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Space shuttle Discovery — Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia (January 2015)
Leica M7 + Kodak BW400CN + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH