Monday, May 7, 2012

Space Photography

Excellent article at Luminous Landscape featuring the space photography of astronaut Captain Alan Poindexter.  A very nice article accompanies the photos by Capt. Poindexter describing shooting in space and the training given to astronauts on how to take photographs.

Link, HERE.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Full Moon Saturday Night

Supposedly the biggest moon rising of the year occurred on the night of May 5, but not in my neck of the woods.  It looked no bigger or brighter than usual.  The images above were shot with a Canon 40D and a 70-200mm F4 L lens.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Redheaded Woodpecker

The Redheaded Woodpecker was hanging out around my house so I got this set of picture of it with my Canon 70-200mm f4 on my Canon 5D.  The two middle shots were made with a monopod.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hasselblad Space Cameras

Hasselblad USA’s web site has a nice set of pages on famous photos made with their cameras in NASA space programs from Gemini to the Shuttle.  I found it through my own investigation of  some guy that claimed no one went to the moon and it was a hoax with Stanley Kubrick doing the fake footage.  I don’t believe this of course!  Yes, our guys went and came back safely.  But one thing this man said (whose name I don’t recall) was that Hasselblad, who supplied the cameras didn’t promote that fact on their web site.  Well, that’s a lie.  They do--big time!  As well they should as it was a major accomplishment for them.  
So go HERE to see the cameras and HERE to read the history of Hasselblad camera’s used in space.
Always double-check what you read online.