Delta 4 Heavy.jpg
The first place winner for space in the same contest and my most popular image taken (Popular Photography published it as the backstory in December 2009). A film camera was used for this shot (last time I used film to date) because of the chance it would be destroyed. Delta 4 Heavy lifts off November 10 2007 with a military satellite. It’s the largest rocket in the world at 24 stories tall, the angle on this Heavy launch really did it for me. The lens was destroyed, but the camera worked…see more: Ben Cooper