From Above
Don Pettit

Don Pettit

Still from “From Above – Astronaut Photography with Don Pettit”

We’ve seen tons of powerful images coming from NASA over the years, but SmugMug’s new web short capturing photographer Don Pettit at work inside the International Space Station might be the coolest yet.

“Space is a place where your normal intuitions do not apply,” Pettit says in the video. When your prinary studio sits 220 miles above the Earth it’s safe to assume that your camera won’t function exactly as it does on earth’s surface.

Watch as Pettit captures star trails, auroras and city lights and discusses how he keeps his images sharp as the he travels 8 km a second through the earth’s atmosphere.

[Via: SmugMug]