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Craziest, Most Awesome Photo Ever

Postby frezik » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:11 am UTC

http://gizmodo.com/5372241/this-insane-photo-destroyed-a-camera-lens

The lens did not survive. You'll wish the same for some of the commenters in that thread.

The photographer has a bunch more photos of this launch on his site, all of which are also awesome.
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Re: Craziest, Most Awesome Photo Ever

Postby zug » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:56 am UTC

That photo is balltastically awesome.
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Re: Craziest, Most Awesome Photo Ever

Postby Surgery » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:09 am UTC

zug wrote:That photo is balltastically awesome.
I first read that as "ballistically awesome" and was going to commend you on your clever word play. Drat.

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Re: Craziest, Most Awesome Photo Ever

Postby poxic » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:15 am UTC

Cooooooooool. Nicked, saved, will view again.

I had no idea that ships were sent up with all their rockets in a line. I thought the conventional wisdom was "make it a triangle formation so it doesn't flip over". I am apparently quite wrong.

/even more impressed now
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Re: Craziest, Most Awesome Photo Ever

Postby Zeroignite » Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:18 am UTC

That photo literally made me shout "holy shit!", and not quietly either.

I checked out the guy's website, and it's actually all pretty awesome photography.
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Re: Craziest, Most Awesome Photo Ever

Postby Hawknc » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:15 am UTC

:D <-- My face upon seeing that image. That's awesome.

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Re: Craziest, Most Awesome Photo Ever

Postby Saphy » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:59 pm UTC

That's pretty sick. A worthy sacrifice, I must say.
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Re: Craziest, Most Awesome Photo Ever

Postby rubber314chicken » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:52 pm UTC

poxic wrote:Cooooooooool. Nicked, saved, will view again.

I had no idea that ships were sent up with all their rockets in a line. I thought the conventional wisdom was "make it a triangle formation so it doesn't flip over". I am apparently quite wrong.

/even more impressed now


That got me too... though a failure in a triangle might be more catastrophic than that if they are in a line.
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