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To the Stars - A Twilight Satellite Launch
To the Stars - A Twilight Satellite Launch

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: From the Ground Up II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Switzer Mesa, Flagstaff, Arizona
Date: Sep 22, 2005
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 4.5 Sec
Galleries: Science and Technology, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2005

This image captures a twilight launch of a Minotaur DARPAS launch from Vandengberg AFB, about 400 miles to the west. More images from the series can be found at //www.perezmedia.net/beltofvenus/archives/000478.html

Image was adjusted globally with curves in the Lab color space to enhance contrast and color. The image was brought back into RGB for sharpening and noise smoothing using NeatImage. Final global curve adjustments were made to lighten the image a bit more.

Place: 48 out of 326
Avg (all users): 5.7558
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 5.5918
Avg (non-participants): 5.8908
Views since voting: 1653
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 217
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/04/2005 12:19:31 PM
A bit grainy but a good picture overall.
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10/04/2005 05:54:51 AM
great subject, great image, great photo! 10!
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10/03/2005 05:04:10 AM
WOW...what's that?
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09/30/2005 03:51:32 PM
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09/29/2005 08:10:18 AM
Great shot. There are colors in there. One opportunity for you. Good luck. What and where?
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09/28/2005 07:26:57 AM
Wow - what is this???
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09/28/2005 05:16:58 AM
War of the Worlds jumps to mind
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09/28/2005 04:42:59 AM
Kind of noisy. Did you run this through neat image?
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09/28/2005 03:37:05 AM
amazing image,like it!
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