I had no visibility of it at all this time around. The cloud cover was horrible! But as always, I can count on coming on here and seeing your amazing photos. Thanks for sharing. I'll most definitely be there for the last launch in July.
Some events "Just being there" is enough - and while this is one of those events - don't sell yourself short, It's a good image.. The sense of power, scale, etc are Epic - so from here - it's a Win-Win - and I'm jealous.
I've been having some great discussions about "art" - and one of the key factors is the "effort" of the creating person - Keep striving, (I'm a picky bastard - so I know the deal) - Your quest is a valiant one!
Could you have done better? Maybe? Could I have done better? Not From HERE! LOL! - so this is the closest I'll get, and I'm glad to be this close!
Thanks for putting it into perspective Ric, as I am a picky bastard too!
I'll try to get you close to Atlantis tomorrow morning, we rollover from the OPF (Orbiter Processing Facility) to the VAB at 07:00 E to begin the stacking process for STS-135 now slated for mid-July. I should have the images up here on DA by Wednesday.
Thanks very much David. I really struggled with shooting this launch this morning. The Thin overcast really dampened the available ambient light, add to that, I selected the wrong ISO to compensate for the subdued lighting and I had a little moisture borne haze to shoot through as well. But it's a fair image and one I can use as purely documentary journalisum.