Photography by Hank Plumley

Updates on photo projects by Hank Plumley

On a recent trip to Long Island, New York, we stopped at Pinelawn cemetery. The cemetery is very large and offers many serene gardens and many monuments to visit.

 

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In the Garden of Peace at Pinelawn Cemetery

In the Garden of Peace at Pinelawn Cemetery (aka Long Island National). 2013

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On March 1, 2013, SpaceX made another successful launch of it’s Falcon 9 rocket which carried the Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft later docked to the international space station ferrying much needed supplies to the astronauts onboard. Read more on the SpaceX website.

These photos are from 150 miles south, on Nettles Island and shot in long exposure.

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The first stage of SpaceX's Dragon 9 spacecraft lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The photo was taken from Nettles Island which is roughly 150 miles south of the pad. March 1, 2013.

The first stage of SpaceX’s Dragon 9 spacecraft lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The photo was taken from Nettles Island which is roughly 150 miles south of the pad. March 1, 2013.

 

 

The second stage of SpaceX's Dragon 9 spacecraft passinf off of the coast of Florida. The second light streak is a small plane heading north "over" the rocket's light streak. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The photo was taken from Nettles Island which is roughly 150 miles south of the pad. March 1, 2013.

The second stage of SpaceX’s Dragon 9 spacecraft passing off of the coast of Florida. The second light streak is a small plane heading north “over” the rocket’s light streak. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The photo was taken from Nettles Island which is roughly 150 miles south of the pad. March 1, 2013.

 

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New prints and posters of pelicans added to the store starting at just

$7.75 !

 

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Pelicans diving for fish is something to see for sure. You can sit and watch these birds for hours on end. To me, the resemble fighter jets flying in formation heading for the battle. This area of Florida is known for the manatee, but I have seen far more pelicans than manatees since relocating.

If you get the chance to visit Hutchinson Island, pull over and watch the pelicans for a bit, they never disappoint !

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A pair of pelicans diving into the Indian River off of Nettles Island, Florida. January 10, 2013.

A pair of pelicans diving into the Indian River off of Nettles Island, Florida. January 10, 2013.

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