I’ve been oohing and ahhing all weekend over the stunning images taken by the Discovery space shuttle astronauts as they departed from the International Space Station. It’s the “finished” look of the space station we’ve all been waiting for. And now an amateur photographer and an amateur astronomer have gone even further with images of the ISS, causing even more shouts of delight. Photographer Nathanial Burton-Bradford took images from the high-definition video of the space station and created fantastic 3-D images! So grab your 3-D glasses and take a gander. Not only that, but astronomy enthusiast/photographer Mike Salway took this incredible image of the ISS and shuttle from the ground in Australia:
Mike Salway lives on the Central Coast NSW, Australia, and he had this to say about the two recent images he took of the ISS, “On the mornings of Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd March I had a busy couple of mornings, with a bright pass of the International Space Station (ISS) over my location, as well as capturing Jupiter (20th and 22nd) and the Moon. The great thing about the ISS pass was that the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-119) was docked at the time so I was hoping for good seeing and hoping I’d be able to track it accurately. I was able to capture reasonably detailed images during both passes, but of course you always want more!” And if you want to check out more of Mike’s photography, check out his great website, and in particular, here’s more images he’s taken of the ISS.
And here’s a few more 3-D images by Nathanial Burton-Bradford, who does his handiwork with Photoshop. Check out more of Nathanial’s photography at his Flickr page:
Thanks to Nathanial and Mike for sharing their photography skills with Universe Today!