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photo contest slideshow
Yosemite Falls in Spring
The Infinity Plant
The Heritage Flight.
Stump decay
Lines in the trees
Explosions of bear corn
An echo
A glitch in the forest
Half Dome - American Icon
Reaching for the stars (Delta IV WGS-9)
Lion and Lioness
Admiring the sunrise
fly girl
Reverse Glance
Garden Lizard
Golden Shadow
Sky Wanderers
Beware !
Wonder Wander
15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Reaching for the stars (Delta IV WGS-9)

2.5min, Long exposure of the launch of Delta IV rocket carrying WGS-9 on march 18, 2017. Launch was delayed about an hour allowing for the ambient light to fall away. This created a great opportunity to only use the brightens of the rocket to light the surrounding area. You can see just how bright the launch is by noticing the sand under the water which is illuminated. As well as the grass and a loan rock sticking up just about the surface. The side of the Vehicle assembly building is also illuminated by the rock (large building image left)

TAGS: Florida, Launch, Rocket

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Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Ryan Perchalski.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2017
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Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: May 7, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Titusville , Florida, United States of America