Her Last Flight Home

© Jeff Robinson

Her Last Flight Home

Tammy Scott April 07, 2009

This is just great in B&W! #1110191

Ray Thoms April 07, 2009

Truely a great loss....nicely captured Jeff... #7380703

MELODIE C. ROBERTS April 07, 2009

Ray Said It Best

Fittingly Somber in Black and White Jeff #7380706

Carla Metzler April 07, 2009

Great shot! #7380743

Carol Sawyer April 07, 2009

Fantaastic B&W capture, Jeff!! #7380761

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe April 07, 2009

You really do have a treasure here Jeff!!! #7380791

Terri L. Scribner April 07, 2009

Wow,one for the history books!! #7380794

Alan L. Borror April 07, 2009

Wonderful historic image, Jeff! B&W does seem appropriate... nicely done. #7380829

Janet McNeil level-classic April 07, 2009

Beautiful capture with lovely tones- a real classic! #7380831

Ray Clarke April 07, 2009

Great pov and capture, love the tones Jeff.!!!(R) #7380870

Rhonda Burger April 07, 2009

Super image Jeff. I remember that day in 1986, I was watching. Rhonda #7380906

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic April 07, 2009

You're a wee part of history with this one, Jeff. Thank you for sharing the image and the story. #7380952

Margaret R. Barry April 07, 2009

Amazing image, Jeff. I also remember that tragic day. #7380976

Tiia Vissak April 07, 2009

great tones, light & framing! #7380991

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe April 07, 2009

Wonderful image and history info! #7381012

Lynne Morris April 07, 2009

Fantastic piece of history here Jeff, wonderful capture with great tones. #7381080

Robert R. Goodman level-addict April 07, 2009

Hi Jeff,that was a sad chapter in history for us.Excellent capture!!!! #7381083

Lynn M. Whitt April 07, 2009

Great image Jeff... #7381372

Cathy Barrows April 07, 2009

sad memories...i remember exactly where I was on that day...thanks for sharing #7381422

Stephanie Frey April 07, 2009

Great capture, but a truly sad moment in our history! #7381472

Claudia Kuhn level-classic April 07, 2009

Wow, you have an historical image there Jeff. Well captured. #7381503

Manuel Barrera April 07, 2009

a piece of history, wonderful capture, Jeff #7381534

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe April 07, 2009

Poignant capture, Jeff! Awesome image!! #7381734

Jim Huffield April 07, 2009

Very nice piece of work, Jeff. Jim #7381740

Chua Wee Boo April 07, 2009

Great B/W image but sad memories,Jeff! #7381793

Melissa G. Meiselman April 07, 2009

Terrific documentary photograph well presented in black and white, Jeff!!! #7381821

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic April 07, 2009

What a GREAT picture, Jeff! I agree...a piece of history! <>< #7381834

David Phalen April 07, 2009

An amazing, powerful and sad photo Jeff!! #7381882

Melissa Olsen April 07, 2009

Jeff, oh King of aircraft photos...I will be posting a fun airplane picture in a couple of days...stay tune...LOL
Totally not in the same league as yours, but fun!
Your description here is as good as your capture. Thanks for sharing. #7381918

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic April 07, 2009

This is certainly an "I remember when" image. Amazing capture and mood. #7382023

Eugenio Diaz April 07, 2009

remarkable representation with stand out B&W tones & wonderful clear detail..amazing composition & stunning photo indeed. #7382182

Stephen Zacker April 07, 2009

I remember it well. Super capture #7382210

Stan Kwasniowski April 07, 2009

Jeff, what a memory #7382220

Sheila D. Robertson April 07, 2009

Both amazing and touching, Jeff. You have a wonderful historical shot here as well as a beautiful photo. #7382353

Karen Slagle April 07, 2009

Historical image here, Jeff. Love the black and white. #7382424

Brett Dolsen April 07, 2009

Amazing storytelling image Jeff!!Now thats being in the right place at the right time!!Brett #7382655

Mike Clime April 07, 2009

This is really nice in b/w! #7382703

John Connolly April 07, 2009

Thanks for sharing this fantastic image from your archives, Jeff! A great result from your scanner and darkroom technique! #7382786

Patricia Ronan April 07, 2009

Great poignant image Jeff:) #7382850

Ken Jarvis April 07, 2009

Great work, Jeff! #7382889

Kathleen Rinker April 07, 2009

Great image Jeff, a nice momento, love the b&w!! #7383176

Kaye Burazin April 07, 2009

What a fabulous piece of history. A treasure of a journalistic image. #7383389

Sam Britt April 07, 2009

Great historic image, Jeff. #7383566

Nancy L. Green level-classic April 07, 2009

Amazing nd very sobering Jeff, who could possibly forget that terrible day!! This is a wonderful and unusual piece of this piece of history!! <>< #7383645

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 08, 2009

Thank You All Very Much! Jeff #7384335

Peggy J. Maguire April 08, 2009

Touching image Jeff!!!!! #7384750

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna April 08, 2009

You lucky lucky man to be able to see and photograph this awesome piece of history!!!! Incredible shot, Jeff!!! :-) k #7385806

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 08, 2009

Thank You Peggy and Kitty! Jeff #7386509

Tommy E. Burgess April 08, 2009

Great capture that sure brings back a lot of memories Jeff!! #7387137

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic April 09, 2009

It's probably a good thing that we never know what's ahead.
Fantastic capture, Jeff. #7387277

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 09, 2009

Thank You Tommy and Kirsten! Jeff #7389514

Toni Riggs April 12, 2009

Very moving image! #7397390

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 12, 2009

Thank You Toni! Jeff #7398137

Cassie L. Woodlee April 13, 2009

What a AWESOME shot Jeff!!!!! #7399715

Daniella Puente April 13, 2009

Great photo and like the BW for it! #7400123

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 13, 2009

My feelings mirror the rest here, Jeff! When this happened I was working for the airlines in California. Our entire shift crew was watching that day on the TV monitors.

We were all so excited...About 75 of us. A pin could have dropped as we watched her launch and then go up, up, up, then the spiraling. We had huge group gasping's and then silence. Shock. Disbelief as we all watched together. Tears came to many and soon we all became shocked zombies. Moving about, trying to work,....but couldn't. It was very hard to function after that for several days.

Wow. Thanks for bringing the memory back to me. She and her crew and the brave adventurous teacher aboard should never be forgotten.

-Laura

#7400847

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 13, 2009

BTW (By the way) Jeff, did you come to the U-tube dedication I made for my image called "ELECTRIC AVENUE" last night???

Here is the link. I think you will realate and like it! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0wsn_9RJXY #7401891

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 14, 2009

Thank You Cassie, Daniella and Laura!! It is nice to see that so man y have enjoyed this older image! Thanks Laura for the video link - That was very interesting to watch!! Jeff #7403037

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The Mojave Desert - Edwards AFB California; November 1985. In the early morning hours NASA's Boeing 747 slowly carries the Space Shuttle Challenger piggyback on her way to Runway 22. She was leaving on a cross country trek to Florida to prepare for the next mission. Little did I know, when I was photographing her, this would be the last time that she would be here - Challenger was lost during the next launch from The Cape in Florida in January 1986...

Scanned the negative, adjustments made with PSE7 and converted to B&W with NIK Silver Efex (MT)



Exif: Model: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED

Uploaded on April 07, 2009


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