Some improvement in capturing a launch. While not a great day, in terms of photo productivity, I've now made a check list to make sure I don't make the same mistakes again. I failed to unlock my 200-500 mm lens - so all these images from at 200mm. My video camera managed to capture the blowing bushes instead of the rocket - and so the list of mistakes goes on.
Departing from launch complex 40
Clearing the gantry
A good view of the rocket, lightning arrestors and the ignition vapor (from water sprayed over the ignition site
Rocket and vapor trail
Below, the SpaceX Video of launch and recovery (totally awesome)
Showing stage separation with earth in the background
And the Russian coverage