Neil Winston
Image taken:
Jun. 29, 2011
Lusby, Maryland, USA
I set up for the launch on a beach overlooking the Chesapeake bay towards NASA Wallops Launch Facility in Virginia. It is a US Air force Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the ORS-1 surveillance satellite. The launch took place at 11:09 EST, and as the rocket increased in altitude, bright reflections shone off the water and lit up nearby clouds. This is a combination of two 30 second exposures with a Canon 450d at ISO 400.
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