Photographer Shares the Story Behind this Incredible Astrolandscape Photo – Photography Article

Two days ago, photographer Paul Schmit captured what he’s calling “the most difficult and technical astrolandscape shot I’ve ever planned and executed.” It’s an incredible shot, showing the ISS transiting the sunrise in front of some picturesque radio towers atop a mountain peak. This photo was weeks in the making, but Schmit tells PetaPixel he almost missed it. Schmit originally shared the story behind this shot in a Facebook post, where he did a good job of summarizing why this…

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This Volcano Eruption Was Shot from Space with a Nikon D5 – Photography Article

The Raikoke Volcano on Russia’s Kuril Islands erupted this past weekend, sending a massive plume of ash and gas 8 miles (13km) into the sky from the 2,300-foot-wide (700m) crater. An astronaut onboard the International Space Station managed to capture a beautiful photo of the plume as the station orbited by 250 miles (402km) overhead. “On the morning of June 22, astronauts shot a photograph of the volcanic plume rising in a narrow column and then spreading out in a…

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NASA Will Let You Shoot Photos on the ISS, But You’ll Need $50 Million – Photography Article

Astronauts have dazzled the world in recent years with photos and videos shot from the International Space Station. If you’ve always dreamed of visiting the ISS and shooting from low Earth orbit yourself, there will soon be a way — you’ll just need very deep pockets. NASA just announced today that it’s opening the International Space Station to both tourists and commercial activities “so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth orbit.” NASA will…

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