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March 10, 2014 - 15 went

Objects in Motion

Low Power Rocket launch at desert Rocketry Launch site near Brothers, OR

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Added by Stuart R
on Mar 11, 2014.


  • Mary

    Yeah! Usually those rockets move too fast to catch an image! Gotta have fast shutter speed!

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  • Stuart R

    Yes, a fast shutter is important for Rocketry photos: But timing, knowing when to press the shutter, is the hard part of photographing a Rocket launch. I've had a lot of practice (photographing Rockets): I built, flew and photographed Model Rockets for nearly 20 years in the mid-1970 - early-1990s. and I have a lot of columns of smoke in my picture library along with quite a few photos of Model Rockets leaving the ground. At that time, I was shooting 35mm film using an Olympus OM-1 or OM-4T body with a 2.5 fps power winder or 5 fps motor drive (set for continuous shooting as long as I held the shutter button down) and a Tokina ATX-525 50mm - 250mm f4-f5.6 lens with or without a doubler depending on the size and power of the rockets I was photographing.

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