Sunday, July 25, 2010
Beaches and launch pads
I'm on vacation in Florida and I decided to scout out some possible viewing locations for my next Florida vacation during a Space Shuttle launch. This beach is Playalinda beach north of KSC in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Looking south in this image shows the LC39A launch pads just over the dunes off the beach on the right side of this image. Not sure if this area would be open during a launch, though, but it would be a great area as the shuttle climbs out towards the northeast off the launch pad. This image was taken with the kit lens at 55mm focal length with an exposure of 1/250 seconds at f/6.3, ISO 100 with a circular polarizer.