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Space Shuttle Endeavor over LA city hall
Lens: SMC Takumar Camera: K5 Photo Location: Los Angeles city hall Ave of the Flags east of building ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/3000s Aperture: F6.7 
Posted By: lmd91343, 09-22-2012, 11:50 AM

Here is a hand held photo of the Space Shuttle Endeavor as it circled around City Hall. I was standing in the center of the Ave of the Flags just west of City Hall. All of the other viewing locations (Griffith observatory, City Hall observation deck on the 28th floor, public building roof tops, Santa Monica Pier,...) were all overcrowded and some closed. It was easy to find parking below the plaza and the plaza was relatively empty.

The time was 11:57. I was looking north. The asa was 800. The speed was 1/3200. The ap was f6.7. The lens was a 200mm SMC Tak M42. A polarizer was used. The camera was a K5. The photo was slightly altered in PS with a small amount of sharpeining and a small contrast change to overcome the haze.

The first image is a crop of the second (uncropped photo).

I picked the Misc catagory because there was none for space travel.

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Last edited by lmd91343; 09-22-2012 at 11:51 AM. Reason: spelling fix
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