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Space Shuttle Landing March 9,2011
Lens: sigma 150-500 Camera: K20D Photo Location: Titusville, Fl ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/3000s Aperture: F6.7 
Posted By: tpeace, 03-09-2011, 12:24 PM

Managed to get a few shots of the shuttle as it was lining up for final approach.

I was expecting to be able to get better results than this. In retrospect, I probably should have used a polarizer.

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"Hot off the grill" Tom,looks great.At about 250 mph at flair-out and outside of
craft having been heated to close to 3000 degrees (F),shooting some extremes.
Very nicely done,congrats.
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Very cool !! I was there for the launch ;-)
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It's kind of sad, knowing it will be the last time. I still can't believe they just let the Concord die. In some ways, it seems like we are going backwards.

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Great photos - I wish I could have been close enough to see the landing, let alone get a photo!
Normhead - agreed it's a sad period with the retirement of the Shuttles. One day we'll get a better system, like something which is SSTO as the shuttle should have been.
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Well done - historic photos.

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Historic for sure. Thanks for sharing.
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The first shot makes me think it is still in the S turn maneuvers and then turns to come back in for landing.

Anyway... Thanks for sharing these. (sighs softly)


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