Although I photographed just three launches in 2016, the fewest for me since 2010. I still captured some favorite images and I figured I would share them. The highlight of the year would have to be the Delta IV Heavy launch, my favorite rocket currently flying, which also happened to occur on my birthday!
My favorite rocket launch photos of 2016!
Having been interested in photography from a young age, today I'm a seasoned photographer, filmmaker, and instructor. My career has afforded me the opportunity to see and do things that I am forever grateful for and that allowed me to grow professionally. My goal is to always bring the action to my audience and I put a lot of pressure on myself to do this to the best of my ability. My photojournalism opportunities have allowed me to climb to the top of NASA’s launch pads at Kennedy Space Center and climb into the powered up Space shuttle Endeavour. I have photographed five Daytona 500’s, dozens of rocket launches and documented the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park for the past 10 years. I have had the opportunity to photograph the cities of Los Angeles and San Fransisco by helicopter and I am an experienced multi-rotor pilot and teacher. I have always had an interest in spaceflight and I have been fortunate enough to photograph some of the biggest spaceflight events this decade. My travels have taken me from the Florida Space Coast to the shores of California at Vandenberg Air Force Base. I documented the end of the Space Shuttle Program as well as the space shuttle orbiters' shipments around the country to museums. Now I shift focus to the birth of a new manned American space program as well as continue to shoot the launches of Delta, Atlas, and Falcon rockets. While my future will feature more opportunities in continuing my spaceflight, racing, and railroad portfolios, I also look forward to the exciting new opportunities that await! For a portfolio of Walter's work visit: www.scriptunasimages.com