Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spotting Discovery - The Shuttle Visits DC

Space Shuttle Discovery made its way around DC today and David and I were there to watch it. What a thrill it was to see it fly by, carried piggy back on a 747.

We chose to stand on the Memorial Bridge, which turned out to be a great location. Unfortunately, due to a unexpected gust of wind, my helmet was tossed overboard into the Potomac. Still, as prices of admissions go, that was a minor one to see such a remarkable sight.

Of the 342 photos, here's 14. Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. Wow, those were incredible shots, Ben! Thanks for sharing them!

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  2. Thanks Dave - it's my pleasure!

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  3. Must have been breathtaking. Thanks for posting.

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  4. Nice pics. The photo of it approaching those buildings in Crystal City is very cool. What zoom were you using for that shot? That would have been a pretty good distance from Memorial Bridge.

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  5. Hey Mark -

    That was from my 250mm lens. We were expecting the shuttle to approach the other direction, and so I was caught off guard when we realized it was coming behind us. That was one of my first shots I grabbed of it, and one I like the most.

    Bruce - thanks!

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