I love an advertisement that pokes fun of the company it’s advertising. Actually, I love funny ads in general!
One in particular. The copy read, “Here’s a glorious, full-sized color photo of the Goodrich blimp!” It was a photo of a (blank) blue sky. Goodrich was a rubber tire company, but not the one (Goodyear) that had the blimps. 🙂
So, you know where this is going. I kinda missed the ISS’s (ISS’?) overflight last night. It’s hard to focus the camera without bright stars, there were too many streetlights, yada, yada, yada.
As I was focusing on the Big Dipper, I noticed the very bright dot of the ISS at the bottom of my frame. Here is the photo:
The ISS, in the sunlight 432km right above me, was brilliant!
I re-aimed the camera and tried twice more, each with the two-second delay to decrease camera shake, and the same five-second exposure time. If I take a shorter exposure, the stars don’t show up, but the ISS makes a dot like it looks in the sky, not the streak we see in timed exposures.
Hope you had better luck! Share your story in the comments.