Photography

Bringing kinja into focus, one frame at a time

What a year. So many pictures. It was really hard to get this list down to as few as possible. And I didn’t. I won’t lie or be humble. I had a good year as far as taking pictures was concerned.

These are, for the most part, in chronological. The actual first pic is the Iridium flare shot that is posted after the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg pics. But the first GPStPete pic makes for a much better header. Other than that, in order as they were taken. The last pic is one that I haven’t exactly posted here before. I have, but I haven’t. There is an explanation of that down below. Way down below...

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Colton Herta getting really close to the wall. The car should be straightened out at this point. It is not.
Sebastien Bourdais in need of a ride after his engine blew. Good thing the Downtown Looper stop is right there.
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Film!
More film!
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Even more film! And a really special moment.
Iridium Flare
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While this launch was scrubbed, I got this lovely shot of the Falcon Heavy waiting on the launch pad.
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The Catherine Wheel (U.S.) reunion show
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Soul Asylum’s Winston Roye working the Thunderbroom.
Tav Falco
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ULA AEHF5 Atlas V launch; 08.08.19
Ripples in the exhaust plume of the ULA Atlas V as the main engine cuts off.
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The ULA Atlas V second stage flies onward as the expanding exhaust plume starts to fade. There is a little dot that appears above the bright dot of the second stage engine. That is the first stage engine still glowing as it begins its tumble back into the atmosphere.
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The International Space Station jumping the moon.
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   And finally the Spacex JCSAT-18/Kacific1 Falcon 9 launch from 12.16.19. This is a composite of the launch and first stage burn, the second stage burn, the first stage reentry burn, and the starry night sky. I hadn’t set out to make a composite like this. When I got home I realized I had all the shots to do it, so I did. It was a total pain in the ass to do, but I’m really happy with the result.

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So those were may favorite shots of 2019. I have no idea how I can top all this in 2020, but I’m certainly going to try.  

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