Friday, September 21, 2012

The Shuttle Passed This Way

It isn't the best picture you'll see of the Space Shuttle Endeavor's final flight, but it's my best picture of it. v and I went and sat by the waterside waiting for the chance to see it fly over the aquarium on its way to L.A.. We were given a time window of 8:30 to 9:30.  Well, v had an important appointment and we had to give up when the Endeavor hadn't shown by 9:15. 

After taking him to his appointment and waiting for him to be called I headed back to Monterey very sure that I'd missed it.  Then I saw people still queueing up to get a picture!  I found a good parking spot, grabbed my camera, decided not to walk all the way to where everyone was crowding, took a turn between two old buildings on Cannery Row and WOW! It was coming right at me!  I had the presence of mind to start taking pictures as it flew past. I didn't even bother with any settings, just clicked away.  What a joy!  Pretty good stuff, and right now we need that.

In bocca al lupo. m & v


  1. What a lucky shot! I like the composition, too,
    with the tree branches leaning into the aircraft. Good on you. m-e