Try not to be typical…U.S. Space & Rocket Center

by Dawn Hester March. 28, 2019 138 views

Late last week I made a short trip to Huntsville, Alabama. Not one of those adventures that I make plans for myself to go out and shoot; but still I had a camera with me. I was told the hotel that I would be staying at is right in front of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. I mean I walked out of the hotel into the parking lot…very close.

With camera in hand I visited the center. Very COOL with TONS of history!! It was so much that I can’t say if I saw everything. In the back was the Space Shuttle Park. Like anyone else I was taking the typical photographs of all the Top 10 Artifacts and then some. But I wanted to do more and try to be created as I enjoyed the park. I was getting my first tan of the year so why not? It was a great challenge for me. I was using Fuji’s 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens; which has a focal length of 41mm (35mm format equivalent). I definitely had to move around a lot for many of my compositions. Just in case I may never make it back I made sure I didn’t shoot tight and gave myself enough wiggle room to crop later. I didn’t try to avoid people because I wanted people in my photographs; to give a perspective how big everything was.

So if you’re ever out “shooting typical” stuff try to be creative. Take an extra minute and see what you come up with.

Gear used: Fujifilm X-Pro2, 27mm f/2.8 pancake prime lens.


Three images vertically stitched.

Three images vertically stitched.

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