Check out the above view of Earth from the International Space Station at night. I was surprised to see how much area that a lightning strike covered with its glow. I couldn’t find any info about which camera was used to capture these images, but it would make sense that it’s a Nikon D3s or other Nikon body since the raw images were sourced from NASA.
In the below video, a passenger flying from Orlando, Florida captured Space Shuttle Discovery’s final launch from the window seat. Opportunities like this are why you should always get the window seat.
I know there is a ton of other photography-related snippets in and around the Inauguration (man, I hate typing that word – it’s hard), but I found these two particularly noteworthy. It’s always interesting for me to see how photography help makes the world go round.
Have you seen anything else related to photography that sticks out from the crowd?
Were you at the Inauguration? Care to share some links to your photos in the comments, or put’em up in the forum?
The NASA order specifically comprises of 76 D2XS digital SLR cameras, 39 NIKKOR Lenses (in two types), 64 Speedlight flashes, batteries and other accessories which will support both flight and training requirements. Except a change to NASA-specified lubricants, the D2XS models to be used for EVA are almost identical to those commercially available on the market. The D2XS models will undergo stringent NASA testing before they are qualified to be manifested for a particular mission. (read more of Nikon’s press release)
Maybe the Nikon D3 isn’t coming anytime soon after all? At $4300, the Nikon D2Xs isn’t exactly cheap (well over $300,000 for 76 of’em). Maybe NASA just didn’t want a D3? Your thoughts?