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birddog59
March 9th, 2009, 09:42 AM
Going to try to shoot the space shuttle launch Wednesday night 9:20 pm. Any tips on technique from you hot shots? :beer: tia

Tiffany
March 9th, 2009, 09:54 AM
What are you shooting with? Where from? Lens choices?

birddog59
March 9th, 2009, 08:28 PM
XTI, the pier. Was thinking of the 10-22 .can set it on the railing and not mess with a tripod. Wondering about settings and exposure times

cheftyler
March 9th, 2009, 09:25 PM
10-22 .can set it on the railing and not mess with a tripod.

Dude, you shouldn't shoot at the shuttle :tisk:

Jeffro600
March 10th, 2009, 12:50 AM
XTI, the pier. Was thinking of the 10-22 .can set it on the railing and not mess with a tripod. Wondering about settings and exposure times

Bring a tripod...thank me later ;)

Id probably go for like a wide angle, SLOW shutter speed shot...does the XTi do bulb?? Cant remember if it does or not...but id start the shutter 3-4 seconds before it actually takes off and keep it held down till its nothing more than just a speck in the sky. Use a remote shutter or the timer if you dont have one. Keep the ISO as low as possible and turn the noise filters on.

Other than that, dont mess up! You'd only get one chance with a shot like that! :P Try several exposures the night before if possible to see what works and what doesnt.

birddog59
March 10th, 2009, 06:15 AM
Thanks Jeffro, do not have a tripod with me. I will go down there tonight and do some test exposures. :beer:

K2
March 14th, 2009, 08:56 AM
Results?

SBIUnlimited
March 14th, 2009, 09:04 AM
Results?

Shuttle hasn't taken off yet. :D

cheftyler
March 14th, 2009, 09:46 AM
Shuttle hasn't taken off yet. :D

And BD had to leave :D

Clint
March 14th, 2009, 09:55 AM
Results?


we have landed on mars and found little green aliens. Bd got close up shots of all.

birddog59
March 14th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Yep they moved the launch date. Going to go Sunday night slightly before dark now. I am now 100 miles away instead of 5. Still going to try to get a shot.

oleblue
March 14th, 2009, 07:39 PM
we have landed on mars and found little green aliens. Bd got close up shots of all.
http://www.liquidmatrix.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/marvin_martian.gif

Good luck BD

K2
March 15th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Shuttle hasn't taken off yet. :D

lol, I need to keep up on the news!