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weekly photo challenge: silhouette


I really had to search through my photo folders to come up with something that was a silhouette.  Here are some very unexciting leaves and twigs in silhouette, but they were not the subject of the photo – it was the bright coloured, out of focus blob with the white trail.

photo © iusedtobeindecisive

These photos were taken on September 9th 2006 from Titusville Space View Park, Florida.  This is the space shuttle Atlantis lifting off from the Kennedy Space Center, 15 miles away across the river.  I was on holiday in the area and was really pleased to be able to catch this event because its original scheduled date would have meant I missed it.  We arrived very early in the Park to make sure we got a spot, but we needn’t have worried because there was plenty of space for everyone.  There was a great carnival atmosphere and someone had set up a live audio feed so that we could hear the countdown.  It was a great place to be to watch the launch.

photo © iusedtobeindecisive

photo © iusedtobeindecisive

This post is for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.  Click on the link for other bloggers’ photos on the subject.


10 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: silhouette

  1. Goodness, that first photo is phenomenal. I opened the page and just went Wow before I’d read a thing. Great. Love it!

  2. That’s a great story and lovely photos – truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for most people.

  3. Great pictures. I saw one launch as we were driving down I-95 in Florida. No camera though (it was before cell phones had them).

  4. It must be so special to actually see a shuttle launch in person… It’s on my bucket list.

    Friends have just returned from Florida and one of the highlights of their trip was that there was a shuttle due to be launched when they were staying close the Kennedy Space Centre.

    Unfortunately the launch was postponed several times due to bad weather and their holiday ended before a good launch date arrived. They were disappointed not to have seen it… you were very lucky to have seen this, it’s very special.

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