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Old 23-09-2007, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default Fantastic Shuttle and ISS pics

I've had these stunning pics of and taken from the shuttle sitting on my desktop for a while now, and I've been meaning to post them here as I know you guys will appreciate them.
They came from a friend who has a friend (no kidding) at NASA.
I've had to re-size them for posting.

Enjoy!























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Old 23-09-2007, 09:16 AM   #2
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Great pictures, thanks for sharing.....
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Old 23-09-2007, 10:12 AM   #3
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Oh man... they are so fake... you can tell they're not real because you've got all that cotton wool that only goes part the way across the stage and its blue and everyone knows that Mars is not blue.....



(They're breath taking aren't they, thanks Howard)
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Old 23-09-2007, 10:17 AM   #4
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You're welcome guys.
If anyone wants the large versions just PM me with your email and I'll send them over.
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Old 23-09-2007, 10:18 AM   #5
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All the advances in special effects and yet after all these years they still never look anything like real life.
P.S. Hollywood please take note...You can't see the Stars!
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Old 23-09-2007, 11:46 AM   #6
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They are nice photos. This powerpoint presentation has been floating (no pun intended) around the internet for some time.

Most are from the recent STS-118 mission and these and more full sized images can be downloaded from here

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/.../ndxpage1.html

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Old 23-09-2007, 01:29 PM   #7
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Wow and double wow! Thank you for taking the time to post these.
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Old 23-09-2007, 01:56 PM   #8
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All the advances in special effects and yet after all these years they still never look anything like real life.
P.S. Hollywood please take note...You can't see the Stars!
I thought the lack of stars was proof that its a fake...

Seriously though, its an interesting point. I wonder why no one has ever really "got it" with cgi etc. These images look so clear and bright...has it something to do with a lack of atmosphere or something, or is it just the way they have been developed?
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Old 23-09-2007, 03:10 PM   #9
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Lack of atmosphere mainly. As they are digital nowadays there is no developing.

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Old 23-09-2007, 03:50 PM   #10
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Lack of atmosphere is why lunar surface images are so crisp, all the way to the horizon, and why it's so hard to accurately guess distance on the moon; nothing gets hazy as it gets further away, like on Earth... look up atmospheric perspective in art books for Earthly examples.

Awesome ISS pics, by the way!
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Old 24-09-2007, 02:39 AM   #11
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When saying developed I should have said printed... doctored up etc in preparation.
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Old 24-09-2007, 04:09 AM   #12
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They are downloaded and released day by day during the mission, so apart from the PR guys deciding which ones to release, I don't think there is much done to them.

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Old 24-09-2007, 05:21 AM   #13
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Very cool click and point stuff then
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I know at least one and possibly both of those shots of Endeavour from the end of the Canadarm 2 were taken by Clayton Anderson. Quite a magnificent sight to be certain to see that stuff around you on a spacewalk.
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I'm Speachless! Thanks!
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:11 PM   #16
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All the advances in special effects and yet after all these years they still never look anything like real life.
P.S. Hollywood please take note...You can't see the Stars!
That just proves they're fake pictures. You'd have thought they'd learned their lesson with the Moon landing photos. They always overlook something.
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:01 PM   #17
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And if you stitch these two together.........






........you get a this panoramic shot!



a truly magnificent sight, to look down on the shuttle then to turn right looking along the starboard truss segment!!!

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I forget where I read it but I believe this crew were all given top of the range digital cameras specially tweaked by Nikon to take the images with. It might possibly have been in the Amateur Photographer magazine a couple of weeks ago.
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There are a massive amount of images on the NASA websites that are available for free, and all look spectacular. For launch shots, head off to the NASA Kennedy site and enjoy. Each section of NASA has their own image galleries (JPL for one, Dryden is another), as well as NASA image galleries. Make sure though you have plenty of download quota before going visiting.

As they are digital shots nowadays, they get sent back to earth pretty well immeadiately and put up for public consumption on a daily basis so during a mission you have to check daily. The shots of the shuttle doing its little dance near the ISS before docking are wonderful (plus video footage as well), as are the shots of the ISS when the shuttle arrives/departs as well. Truely spectacular. Never mind rocket cam either...
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I have actually gone and printed some postersized pics of some of these from nasa's site and man the super high res on them is amazing...better then most of the posters I bought for my office.
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