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.
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.
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