#SES10 #Falcon9 with reused first stage
       
     
CRS10 Falcon9 by SpaceX
       
     
#GOESR #AtlasV Twilight shot: Denied.
       
     
SpaceX CRS9 Falcon9 rocket
       
     
SpaceX CRS9 Falcon9 rocket up and down
       
     
#SES10 #Falcon9 with reused first stage
       
     
#SES10 #Falcon9 with reused first stage

The #SES10 #Falcon9 launch by #SpaceX w/ the "flight proven" #CRS8 1st stage, seen from the pad. (Pic by Michael Seeley / We Report Space)

CRS10 Falcon9 by SpaceX
       
     
CRS10 Falcon9 by SpaceX

So when I said a moment ago that I was done with the gratuitious and excessive edits to my CRS10 images, apparently I was kidding. The response to the raindrops was quite positive, so much so that for this edit, I'm fully embracing the ascetic, taking it in an almost laughable direction. (I can almost hear Jared Haworth groaning when he sees this edit.) Edits done in Lightroom and then Color efex Pro. (Photos by Michael Seeley / We Report Space)

#GOESR #AtlasV Twilight shot: Denied.
       
     
#GOESR #AtlasV Twilight shot: Denied.

#GOESR #AtlasV Twilight shot: Denied. This is a completely hacked shot. It's a combination of two frames taken off my backup streak camera. The first frame was taken at 5:20pm as the sun was setting. She sky was just brilliant, and the sun was throwing lovely oranges and reds downrange. The second frame is a 163 second exposure of the streak, taken at 6:42pm. I'm showing it here to show a version of the shot we were hoping for, but as the launch slipped to the end of the window, we ended up shooting a full nighttime launch. I'm still not sure what issues United Launch Alliance needed to work out (and then the range got involved, also adding a few minutes to the delay), but despite missing the twilight, it was still a really lovely launch. Tech specs: Frame 1: 13 second exposure, f7.1, ISO 100 through a 10 stop ND filter Frame 2: 163 second exposure, f20, ISO 100 Both were at 10mm (on a crop sensor). Frames processed in Lightroom and then stacked in Photoshop.

SpaceX CRS9 Falcon9 rocket
       
     
SpaceX CRS9 Falcon9 rocket

Shots from the pad during the launch of the SpaceX Falcon9 CRS9 mission to resupply the International Space Station.

SpaceX CRS9 Falcon9 rocket up and down
       
     
SpaceX CRS9 Falcon9 rocket up and down

This is a single, 483 second exposure of the Falcon9 CRS9 rocket, launched at 12:45a on July 18, 2016 from CCAFS.

This photo was chosen as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day for July 21, 2016. View it here

This image was also used in the November, 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine. Link to the article is here.

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