I probably should have picked this sooner, but better late than never!
I like this shot because you can make out details of the shuttle and you can see great contrast and detail in the plume of smoke from the launch. I also like it because I think this is a legitimate case where dead center isn’t dead wrong for the subject because an offset shot would have lost detail in the exhaust smoke on either side. In fact, my biggest complaint about this shot is that I wish it was wider so I could see more smoke!
Congrats Nate for being at the right place at the right time for this historical event – and a nice capture under pressure (no do-over’s here).
Sadly no EXIF data was available for this shot, but hopefully Nate will reply in the comments with more details.
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