As I keep going through my hard drives searching for pictures that are buried deep within them and almost forgotten, I came across this one. I don't remember all the details about why we stopped at this particular spot while driving around Iceland, but looking back, I'm glad I did. I remember that it rained most of the day and probably stopped there to stretch our legs for a little bit. Since our time is limited when we travel, I always take my camera with me looking for any sort of interesting subjects to snap a pic. I went with a long exposure to sort of take advantage of all the mist and fog and give it some character. I think it came out good. What do you think?
It's been quite a while since I've taken a new photograph. I'm going through a transitional period in my life and priorities have changed a lot. I've been focusing in my family, work and trying to balance everything around life's obligations and responsibilities. Photography has taken a back sit in this new ride I'm on. Nonetheless, the passion for it still there and this is the proof.
I'm fortunate to live about 35 miles south of Cape Canaveral in Florida so we get to witness a lot of rocket launches. The idea of going out to try to catch one of those have been on my mind ever since relocating to this area but it wasn't until a couple of days before writing this post, that I finally decided to go out and try it for the very first time.
Space X has been having quite a busy year and they happened to have the Starling Group 4-17|Falcon 9, Block 5 mission on schedule for May 6, 2022-05:42 EDT, so I decided to give it a shot. I prepared all my gear the night prior and picked a local beach to attempt to photograph the mission. Early next morning I headed to the beach and upon arrival there were quite a few people there to witness the event. I found a lifeguard chair on the beach and immediately used it as part of the composition. Since it was quite dark, I had no choice but to hope that the rocket trajectory will pass over it to make it as if I had planned the shot that way. I assure you, I did not.
As a bonus this rocket launch amazed me by creating what is known as a “space jellyfish." For the space jelly’s flight to be visible, a launch must take place near the time of sunrise, or during the twilight hours as the sun’s rays enter the upper atmosphere at a horizontal angle. The sunlight interacts with ice particles left behind the rocket's contrail and create a bluish-illuminating effect over the clouds referred to as "noctilucent clouds."
I hope that you like the outcome as much as I do. Let me know what you think!
My First Rocket Launch Photo
On our trip to Iceland we had the opportunity to go around this beautiful country. During our journey we stopped at Akureyri. This city is known as the Capital of Northern Iceland. It is a place full of beauty.
Reflection in Akureyri
Today I bring you an extremely beautiful place located right next to the road, Siete Chorros. This waterfall is defined by having seven different waterfalls, hence its particular name. Great place to spend a family day and calm the heat.
Waterfall Dreams - Siete Chorros
A little over 2 years ago I accepted a job in the continental United States, which led me to move from my native Puerto Rico to the state of Florida. For this reason, both my family and I went through a moment of transition in the which the focus was on adjusting to our new environment and concentrating all our energies on assimilating the changes. For that reason, my hobby of landscape photography took a back seat. Today, 2 years later I decided to return to something that fills me with energy and renews my soul.
Looking in the files of my hard drives I noticed that there are still photos that I took and have never seen the light of day.
That's why after taking a break from landscape photography for 2 years I share with you a photo I took of a spectacular place called Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia.