Thursday, July 29, 2010
Nikons in Space
Eager to showcase the image quality and general cachet of the Nikon D-SLR system, Nikon recently released a series of NASA photographs from the Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station. At web resolution, the images are interesting. But thankfully Nikon released many of the photos in their full 12-megapixel glory, so this glimpse inside the ISS and shuttle is truly awesome. I absolutely love these photographs—and just about every image NASA ever releases—because of the glimpse into another world that they offer. It’s unlike any other. It's also a good lesson in the importance of perspective; show your viewers something they've never seen before, or something requiring special access or a unique vantage point, and you're bound to impress.