Friday, March 13, 2015

Another Atlas V

For most nighttime rocket launches I typically use my zoom to get as close as possible and shoot in shorter time to make sure I am in focus as the vehicle rises. Tonight, I pushed aside my fear of messing up and just tried one long time exposure of the latest Atlas V liftoff. One camera means I only get one chance to do it correctly.

It was a completely clear night and I headed over to Lake Weldon, hopped out, set-up and waited a few minutes. I timed my arrival to as close to the launch window start and it went off right on time. Only one photo to check and, overall, I am pretty pleased with the result.

Atlas V

Next time I might change the ISO a bit but I was glad I got the arc completely in frame. More launches to come this year!

No comments: