Friday, April 27, 2012

Spotting the Space Shuttle Enterprise over NYC

Spotting the Space Shuttle Enterprise Flying over NYC Area

This morning I joined others eager to see the space shuttle Enterprise on its last flight home. It was a windy, cloudy morning, with the sun peeking through the clouds on and off, just to confuse the camera. Yes, I did bring my camera with me, long lens and all. I took a few shots, some of which I'd like to share here, with you.
Close-up of Space Shuttle Enterprise Coming to NYC. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Close-up of Space Shuttle Enterprise Coming to NYC. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Space Shuttle Enterprise over Verrazano Bridge, on its last flight home to NYC. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Space Shuttle Enterprise over Verrazano Bridge, on its last flight home to NYC. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Space Shuttle Enterprise over Liberty State Park, on its last flight home to NYC. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Space Shuttle Enterprise over Liberty State Park, on its last flight home to NYC. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Space Shuttle Enterprise preparing to land at JFK Airport. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Space Shuttle Enterprise preparing to land at JFK Airport. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.




 I'm glad I got a glimpse of it. Thanks for reading and wish you all a wonderful weekend!
Alina Oswald

8 comments:

  1. Bravoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! de la Valcea-Romania!

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  2. Hi George! Thanks so much (Multumesc :-)) for your comment and subscribing to my blog. I should mention here that your photography is amazing!

    Appreciate it and hope to keep in touch.

    Alina

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  3. Great pics, my dear!! Such a sad day, but a great day at the same time. The space shuttle is part of my generation. I was in my elementary school library as an aide, watching in silent glee as 3 teachers huddled around a television they'd rolled into the room so they could watch the Challenger go up. A sad day. Amazing what the space program has been able to accomplish. And I'm thrilled you got to see it in person! I'm officially jealous. Hope all else is well with you. ;)

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  4. Hi Sean,

    Thoughtful as always! Appreciate your comment and agree with you. I remember the Challenger disaster, sad indeed. But, the other day, as I was watching the Enterprise on its way to... retirement, and while I was pinching myself that I was actually there, able to take a few shots, was thinking that this ending leaves way for a new beginning. So, we can only hope.

    And, hey, I miss events going on on your coast :-) But we both share them here.

    Otherwise, all's fine and hope it's the same with you.

    Thanks again! As always, with your comments you give the new day/week fresh new (and hopeful) perspective :-)

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    Appreciate your comment and hope you'll visit often,
    Alina

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  7. Appreciate it, Kinly!

    I like taking pictures of 'flying objects' and this one (the shuttle) was a truly unique occasion. I photographed it in the air and on the water, while it was barged up the Hudson to the Intrepid Museum.

    Thanks again. Always nice to hear from readers. Hope you visit often,

    Alina

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