“Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7:05 PM EDT”

This piece was produced from a three-minute video I took on my smart phone during the OSIRIS-REx launch from Launch Complex 41 at the Kennedy Space Center on September 8, 2016. The video was taken from the water’s edge at the Space View Park located in Titusville. The weather was absolutely clear with three cloud formations well east of the launch site. What stood out for me while witnessing this event was how the sunlight gave the Atlas V booster a very bright, silvery glint during the first part of the launch as well as the clouds and white structures, including the Vehicle Assembly Building, having a hint of yellow reflection from the position of the sun. This pointillist piece attempts to capture that sunlight effect.

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Michael d'Albertis

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