Have you ever wondered how they get some of those spectacular shots from the International Space Station? Well today is a good day to be you then, because NASA recently released an image of Astronaut Chris Cassidy doing just that – shooting an image from space.
The image itself is rather uninteresting unless you understand were the man is and what he is doing. He is standing there, or sitting I guess I should say, holding this huge Nikon lens and camera above a window hundreds of miles above the earth. Take a look at the shot for yourself:
I just love how he is sitting there all like “hey im just just gonna snap a few shots…. FROM SPACE”. I couldn’t do it, my fear of heights is too much and practically sitting on a window like that would never happen. I can’t even get near the windows of high rise buildings, so space is a definite no no. ha ha.
At any rate, I thought that this was a cool find. It’s really neat that NASA shares images like this to give us a look at what its actually like up there in the ISS, especially from a photographers point of view.
[via Pop Photo]