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Dawn
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Enveloped by the smoke after ignition, the Delta II rocket carrying NASA's Dawn spacecraft rises from the fire on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to begin its 1.7-billion-mile journey through the inner solar system to study the asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres. Vesta and Ceres lie in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It is also NASA's first scientific mission powered by electric ion propulsion engines. Very Star Wars ;-)

Credit: NASA/JPL

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::mimi
09/28/07 9:05 PM GMT
The dark billowing clouds of smoke accentuate the lighter, brighter clouds and make for quite a dramatic image. Excellent detail as well. I can even read the writing....now that is impressive. Another great clean-up job ( and I know it entails more than that Phil) and to my favorites it goes ;-=)
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~mimi~
.Inkeri
09/29/07 11:13 AM GMT
What a Dramatic scene..Absolutely Wonderful capture..
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.Marzena
09/29/07 4:43 PM GMT
What an intense and dramatic image!
Most impressive - artictically and most impressive - by way of instruction [as always, dear friend ! ]
Many thanks, Phil dear.
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
.roman1970
09/29/07 4:51 PM GMT
I love this shot. Living in Orlando, I get to the coast whenever I can to see launches. The rising smoke plume seems to caress the rocket as it rises towards the heavens.
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::kidder
10/03/07 3:01 PM GMT
AWESOME shot!!
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THE CAMERA'S ONLY JOB is to get out of the way of making photographs. It's entirely an artist's eye, patience, and skill that makes an image. ~Ken Rockwell VISIT MY GALLERY
::kidder
10/03/07 3:02 PM GMT
AWESOME shot!!
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THE CAMERA'S ONLY JOB is to get out of the way of making photographs. It's entirely an artist's eye, patience, and skill that makes an image. ~Ken Rockwell VISIT MY GALLERY
.jeremy_depew
10/04/07 9:24 PM GMT
Wow, feels like i'm there. Excellent capture.
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"Keep what is useful, discard what is useless, and add what is inherently your own, thus inspired by everything and limited to nothing."
::HauntingMorgana
10/05/07 5:37 AM GMT
Wow, that is really something to look at! So much power and smoke.

Michael.
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Come what may
vnvet68
10/13/07 2:03 AM GMT
super
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.imbusion
10/16/07 6:27 AM GMT
Magnificent!
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.DragonQueen
07/23/08 11:47 PM GMT
i like it
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::Hottrockin
07/23/08 11:48 PM GMT
~found on FI and just had to say~

WHOA!!

Whadda ride!!

Where ya been mista??
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round??
Kenna85
02/17/09 8:44 PM GMT
Well done!
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.zepik
08/20/09 11:58 AM GMT
10/10 !!!!!
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