It Doesn't Take a Rocket Scientist

My name is Rob, and I'm a Huntsvillian. Huntsville is famous for two things: Rockets, and us thinking we're famous for more than one thing.

We're like those guys who have 7 top-10 radio hits and yet no one knows the name of the band.

We have the nation's second largest research park, right behind Silicon Valley. We're home to Space Camp. Huntsville is one of the top ten best places to live and start a business according to Forbes. We had the most Ph.D.s per capita in the US until recently. Oh, and we developed the Saturn V Rocket which put the human race on the moon.

That's what really sets us apart from everyone else, we built a big freakin' rocket.

What's this got to do with photography, you ask?

Well, anyone who fancies themselves a photographer in Huntsville has one picture in their portfolio of the same thing.

the 1:1 scale model of the Saturn V Rocket at the US Space and Rocket Center.

It was only recently that I capitalized on the opportunity to get my cliche shot of Huntsville.

The vantage point I chose was the over-pass where Sparkman drive goes over I-565. The time I chose was shortly after sundown, because who doesn't like a picture taken at night?

Anyway, without further adieu, I present to the internet my quintessential shot of Huntsville.