Photo of the Day: Fireworks before the launch

Fireworks before the launch

Originally uploaded by Emanon Photography

I got this shot last night while waiting for the STS-128 Discovery Launch, I thought we might get another weather scrub tonight, since I shot this lightning minutes before the launch. Incidentally, I had boosted my ISO up to 800 to get the lightning, and forgot to knock it back down to 100 for the shuttle launch, so the launch photo almost got blown out, chalk it up to a lesson learned.  It was a great night of natural and man-made fireworks.  I tweaked the color a little in Apperture 2 to make the lightning really pop, and I reduced the noise in Photoshop CS4.


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