The Day the Shuttle Came to Town

Today the Shuttle Enterprise piggy-backed its way into New York City. It did two fly-bys right outside my apartment on the west side and it was quote a sight. Here Ive captured the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) and the Enterprise with the NASA spotter aircraft on its port side, presumably to take some killer shots of the Enterprise with the Empire State Building in the background.

TAGS: [New York City, Air Travel]

April 27, 2012 | 17 comments
AirTravel New York City

EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/5.6 | Exposure bias: -2/6EV | Focal length: 70mm | ISO: 200 | Shutter speed: 1/800s |



17 comments

  • Bee #1 Fan! on 27.04.2012 @ 12:14

    Kick-ass! So happy for you F.

  • yz on 27.04.2012 @ 13:17

    wow, what a synchronicity: i've just read an article about this event when i saw your title...
    amazing capture

  • sherri on 27.04.2012 @ 13:50

    i saw it on the news, but this is even better. nicely done.

  • aptass on 27.04.2012 @ 15:17

    Once in a lifetime photoop. Great capture.

  • CrashRyan on 27.04.2012 @ 19:20

    I was wondering if you took one from your side of the river! You even got his little fighter escort! Very cool!

  • sounds_echoed on 28.04.2012 @ 00:37

    The money shot! You've captured it better than a lot of the other pics I've seen floating on the web.

    Give this man the 2012 Photoblog Awards!

  • Navin Harish on 28.04.2012 @ 02:40

    Very nice shot.

  • faisal on 28.04.2012 @ 14:09

    @sounds_echoed: Hah dont know about it being award-worthy, but thanks!

  • yiannis krikis on 29.04.2012 @ 02:20

    great framing

  • PhotoAttraction on 29.04.2012 @ 09:01

    History being made...

  • Christopher on 29.04.2012 @ 23:40

    Cool--nicely captured!

  • george on 30.04.2012 @ 15:22

    Superbly captured shot of the end of an era. Well done Faisal - and well done that pilot too...

  • rian on 01.05.2012 @ 10:27

    i heard about this on the news.. must've been really awesome to witness it in person.. nice shot! :)

  • Arjan - PlasticDaisy on 02.05.2012 @ 13:23

    Hey I just saw it flying over NY on someone else photoblog :) Good choice to include the tiny plane as well!

  • Ben on 04.05.2012 @ 06:41

    Impressive shot, perfect timing!

  • Claus Petersen on 05.05.2012 @ 06:58

    nice minimalistic shot here, i the way my eye is beng lead from left to right by the planes is a nice touch!

  • omar on 17.06.2012 @ 10:41

    wow, you got the right moment