First Stage Engines, Saturn V

Posted on Jan 2, 2012

First Stage Engines, Saturn V

The five Rocketdyne F-1 first stage engines on the Saturn V moon rocket powered the vehicle for the initial 168 seconds of flight and managed to lift it 220,000 feet during this time. To lift the enormous weight of the rocket and all its fuel, they developed a combined thrust of over 7.5 million pounds. Prints of this image are available with widths between 36″ and 60″. Available Sizes 60" x 40" $960.00 USD48" x 32" $765.00 USD36" x 24" $465.00...

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F-1 Rocket Engine Nozzle

Posted on Jan 2, 2012

F-1 Rocket Engine Nozzle

This is another image from my ongoing project to document the Saturn V rocket. This is the only image in my collection so far that was not taken at Johnson Space Center in Houston, however. This was shot at the New Mexico Space History Museum in Alamogordo where they have an F-1 engine (but not the rest of the rocket). I love this shot for it’s purely geometric, abstract composition – if you’re looking to make a bold, contemporary statement, this may be the canvas for you. Prints of this image are available with heights between 30″ and 60″. Available Sizes...

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Texas State Capitol Rotunda

Posted on Jan 2, 2012

Texas State Capitol Rotunda

The Texas State Capitol is undoubtedly one of the most photographer-friendly public buildings I’ve ever had the pleasure to visit (and I’ve visited it a great deal over the last couple of decades). Not only is access easy despite new security checkpoints, it’s also open late every night. If you are in Austin, make sure to visit the building and take one of the free guided tours. Despite the apparent simplicity of this shot, getting a decent image of the interior of the dome is surprisingly tricky due to the enormous difference in light levels from the sunlit area near the...

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Chevron Building, Houston

Posted on Jan 2, 2012

Chevron Building, Houston

The collection of buildings at the corner of Smith & Bell in downtown Houston, Texas has been a favourite of mine for several years. This place epitomises the large American city skyline as far as I am concerned – tall skyscrapers covered in reflective glass panels. This junction also hosts a large, circular skywalk joining all four corners and offering a great frame when shooting upwards with a very wide-angle lens. For those interested in history, although this building is currently occupied by the Chevron oil company, it was originally built as the headquarters for Enron....

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San Francisco Panorama

Posted on Dec 31, 2011

San Francisco Panorama

The view of downtown San Francisco from the top of Twin Peaks Boulevard is spectacular but you have to be prepared for a chilly evening since the wind up there is surprisingly strong even on evenings when the city itself is only pleasantly cool. Unfortunately, we can only ship gallery-wrapped prints up to 72″ wide but, if you would like a larger version than this and can get to Austin to pick it up, or if you would prefer an unstretched print, let us know! Prints of this image are available with widths of up to 72″. Available Sizes 72" x 27" $865.00 USD56" x...

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