Astrophotography

by valrac4_a3kqdy

Okay, so I’ll start by saying that watching the above video from this article about the photography of astronaut Don Pettit was a meaningful experience that made me reflect on what’s important in life. It was similar to the way I reflect when I fly and look out the window of an airplane, but even more macro. The video shows Pettit’s beautiful images along with excerpts from a talk where he addresses the challenges of taking photographs from the International Space Station. For example, he explains how if you want to get a photo of your hometown, you have a chance of about 3 to 5 seconds to get it. If you miss the shot, you have to wait 11 days until it passes by again. And the aurora….it is absolutely gorgeous as seen from space. What can I say? Don’t miss this video.

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