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NASA Releases Photo of Astronaut Shooting Images from Space

By Anthony Thurston on June 10th 2013

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]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Robert Sheppard

    Nikon ;)

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