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I created a long exposure image of last Sunday's Falcon 9 launch and landing.

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Original Poster5 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

This image is a 4-photograph composite consisting of 3 frames of the rocket lifting off and landing, and one brighter photograph to bring more detail to the foreground. I took the photos from Cocoa Beach, Florida during the Zuma mission that lifted off on Sunday, January 7th from SLC-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. You may have seen a similar photograph taken by my good friend John Kraus and reposted on Instagram by Elon Musk. You may also have seen my image in several photography articles. My image was stolen in a tweet without my credit and eventually embedded in an article by the New York Times [read the full story I wrote for Petapixel here] ( .

Equipment: Nikon d7100 and Sigma 10-20 f/3.5 @10mm

About me: I am a 19-year-old photographer from the Space Coast of Florida. I take and post an original picture on my [Instagram] ( every day as part of a 365-day photo challenge. Today is my 378th day in a row! (year 2)

2 points · 6 months ago

Fantastic work on this photo. How do you plan your composition before the launch to get it framed just right?

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