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March 22, 2013
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Apple
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iPhone 4S
Shutter Speed
1/120 second
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F/2.4
Focal Length
4 mm
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100
Date Taken
Sep 15, 2012, 2:16:17 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
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Apollo Soyuz by makepictures Apollo Soyuz by makepictures
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, USA. I only had an iPhone with me but worked this image over using Photoshop for this result without changing the framing. I particularly liked the way both the American and Soviet designations on their respective craft were hit with light at the same moment. Symbolically this event of merging these spacecraft says so much about what we can do when we try - - and many, many tried for years and years to get this level of cooperation between those representing themselves as the Federation and those unfairly demonized as Klingon.

The Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) (Russian: Экспериментальный полёт «Союз» — «Аполлон», Eksperimantalniy polyot Soyuz-Apollon, lit. "Experimental flight Soyuz-Apollo"), in July 1975, was the first joint U.S.–Soviet space flight, and the last flight of an Apollo spacecraft. Its primary purpose was as a symbol of the policy of détente that the two superpowers were pursuing at the time, and marked the end of the Space Race between them that began in 1957. Please Google it to learn more.
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tbnfd Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm.. about this photo:

I reminded myself, a sentence from a TV series Through the Wormhole [if I remember correctly], narrated by Morgan Freeman
"The Universe.. A last frontier!" :pointr: Discovery Science :pointr: Morgan Freeman : Through the Wormholes (or any other series episodes with Morgan Freeman)
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djailledie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This looked familiar from the thumb. Yes, you're right, this is more than an illustration of the state of science at the time.
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getcarter Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Photographer
Wow, a very nice shot - the camera is just a tool and in this case you did not encounter any limitations by using an Iphone.
However, the story behind this shot is very interesting; btw, I always had the impression, that Gene Rodenberry had typical attitudes of different people one earth on his mind, designing the different races of "Star Trek"
Thank you for sharing
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makepictures Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
You are right about Rodenberry. His model for the Star Trek worlds was very much anchored in the politics and culture of his present and his aspirations from that base.
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TomOliverArt Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot!
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makepictures Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Thanks. Download the full view if you like. There's a neat reflection effect on the underside of the Soyuz solar panels. (Note, U.S.S.R. using solar in advance of the U.S. - - we've always been fond of burning gas!)
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TomOliverArt Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes. The gas thing kills me...
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ScottEllington Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
The deadly race that culminated in a kiss.
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makepictures Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
China picking up the baton.
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ScottEllington Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Qapla'!
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