CRS12 by SpaceX
This is the daytime streak shot I had in mind when I set my camera yesterday for the #SpaceX #CRS12 #Falcon9 launch. It is essentially the streak I've seen from Ben Cooper and Bill Ingalls, except my recollection is that they had their streaks terminating in the clouds. Yesterday, there were no clouds in the flight path and it just looked like the streak flew out of frame, so my initial reaction was to composite in the second frame for a longer streak.
But, after sleeping on it (and seeing Trevor Mahlmann's amazing close-up streak), I like this tighter crop of the single frame better than my composite.
Specs: ISO100, f18, 30-second exposure, shot through a 10-stop ND filter with a 17-40mm L-series lens on a full-frame Canon camera.
(Photo by Michael Seeley / We Report Space)