Rocket photography launch blastoff CATO night red green light unstable

The long exposure presents all kinds of interesting visuals, from simple Estes propellant grains showering down... the errant path of an unstable rocket: Here's another example of an unstable flight followed by the fiery forward spray of a motor closure failure under pressure: And different propellant grains provide wonderful lighting: And of course, all kinds of high jinks come out at night in the deep desert, like the washing machine tub full of scrap propellant: Pyro bliss.