Date: September, 2021
Location: Cape Kennedy, FL, USA
Description: On the morning of 16 July 1969, NASA's mighty Saturn 5 launch vehicle rose on a fiery tail starting Humanity's first landing on the Moon. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were on their way into the history books.
The stuttering roar, like a chain of dynamite sticks detonating one after the other was deafening even at a distance of 3.5 miles.
This photograph was taken at about 2:00 am on the morning of the launch. The camera was a hand held Nikon F mounting a Nikkor 200mm f4 lens. The film was Kodak Tri-X Pan at an ASA rating of 400. This is a scan of my original black and white negative.
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