???????? Last night, I embarked on a spontaneous and thrilling journey. I had heard that there was going to be a rocket launch in Titusville FL, about 90 minutes away from where I live. So I packed my camera and some coffee and hit the road.
I arrived in Titusville around 11 pm, just an hour before the launch window opened. The town was buzzing with excitement and anticipation. There were people everywhere, lining up along the bridges, the beaches, and the parks. I found a spot near the water, where I could see the launch pad across the river. I set up my tripod and camera and waited.
The night was clear and calm, with a few stars twinkling in the sky. The launch pad was illuminated by bright lights, creating a contrast with the surrounding darkness. A voice on the radio announced that the rocket was ready for launch and that the countdown would begin soon.
I felt a rush of adrenaline as the countdown started, I knew there was a delay in the live feed so when the countdown got to 30 seconds I opened the shutter button on my camera, trying to capture every moment. The rocket roared to life, sending a blast of fire and smoke into the air. It rose slowly at first, then accelerated rapidly as it climbed higher and higher. The sky turned from black to orange (I processed in a bluer tone as it felt more like the night) as the rocket lit up the night like a giant torch. The sound was overwhelming, and actually shaking the ground!
I drove back home and arrive back around 2:30 am, feeling tired but happy. It was one of the best nights of my life. I can’t wait for the next launch.
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