Captured with 35mm, 4"x5", and 8"x10" camera,
these are some of my most popular shots.
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T-minus 10 hours, 43 minutes and counting...
Just prior to RSS Rollback, a highly energetic electric storm sweeps the Cape, striking the pad while my shutter was open - three times! Multiple ground and cloud-to-cloud discharges provide a fitting backdrop to the already charged pre-launch atmosphere.
T-minus 8 hours and counting...
With the storm now past and twilight gathering, the Rotating Service Structure is moved into launch position, exposing the orbiter for the first time since arrival at the pad.
|Glistening in the Searchlight
A passing shower fills a depression in the crawlerway, providing a reflecting pool during one of my visits to the pad on the evening of launch.
at rest on
Decidedly a kinetic sculpture.
The Rudder/Speed Brake shown in relaxed position.
Recovery in Progress
The Recovery Crew working close to the timeline. Engineers and technicians swarm over, inside and under the orbiter documenting its post-flight status and preparing her for tow.
The Thrust of the Matter
The Space Shuttle Main Engines;
genuine engineering works of art - with a punch!
Heading for the MDD
A far, far cry from the speed she is used to, the orbiter begins the long, slow and careful journey to the Mate/De-mate Device.
Hanging Out With the Guys
Gripped firmly in the Mate/De-mate Device, the orbiter is safed, stowed, tested, powered down, hoisted into the air and mounted on the spine of the Shuttle Transport Aircraft for the ferry flight to
Just park it at the curb,
Fill'er up with JP-4 would'ja ?
So Near, Yet So Far
The falls at neap tide,
Julia Pfeiffer Burns
Big Sur, California.
Rash à la Rouge
The Fall cloak of poison oak.
The forty six foot racing trimaran in a small cove just after we washed her (and ourselves) following a very grueling but successful race. I'm on my tiptoes, water up to my chin & out about as far as I could get without giving the camera a bath too.
Lorena Del Campo, a friend and metalsmith living in Big Sur, produces the finest jewelry I have had the pleasure of photographing.
Adam and Eve
Hans Apelqvist, crafts the most mystical hand-hammered gold and silver boxes I have ever seen. Many, like this one, have crystal geometric shapes as a lid or crown.