From the blog yurchikhin: obsession. This word, in my opinion, completely characterizes the Don. And equally, for whatever he undertook. And the willingness to help, suggest, share their experiences. Considerable. Behind him, three flight to the ISS. And with each of them he brought a huge amount of photos. I am very interested in the experience of his work during the expedition ISS-30/31, when he used the camera operating in the infrared range. And in each of the training sessions in Houston I met him. And he says, suggests tips ... During the January session of the Don and gave me these photos.
09.06.2012g. Favorite place Don - «Cupola». And so he is preparing for the upcoming work and still have time to remove himself.
From «Cupola» very interesting review. Still - seven portholes. Impression - leaned to his waist in the open space. And a lot of shots from both him and the module itself.
12.05.2012g. «Cupola». Workspace equipment and enough for everyone.
18.09.2010g. The boys crew "Soyuz TMA-18" a week before his return to Earth. Outside «Cupola» like the tower battle machine. A cover windows - armor from meteorites.
Let's go back to work with an infrared camera, the main topic of our classes with Don. On board only one instance, in the US segment. It is based on «Nikon D3s». There are special filters. Information on this camera is very important for professionals. And especially if there is a parallel to the picture with the usual.
26.02.2012g. 13.36.54. The picture with the infrared camera. 180mm lens. I forgot to ask the name of Don island. I think this is the island of Fogo, Cape Verde (Cape Verde Islands).
26.02.2012g. 13.37.00. The same island after 6 seconds. And 180mm lens. And another camera - Nikon D2Hs. In terms of performance, should be plain, hung next to another, ordinary, and change them from time to time. But a free chamber must be attached to not accidentally flew away. And this time.
21.01.2012g. And this is the technique of the Don. Both cameras are attached (infrared top Nikon label highlighted in red), know yourself, rotate clicking Yes. In weightlessness is a piece of cake. However, in fairness, I note that Dan Bёrbenk, commander of Expedition 30, used this "bunch».
Of course, for Don science, first of all. But he is also creative nature. Let's look at some pictures from a series called Don - «Star Trails», «Star traces».
Don willing to share their secrets. Modern digital camera makes the picture quality during prolonged exposure of not more than 30 seconds. On the night side of the orbit, in the very middle of it, Don, and did a few dozen shots of the same scene. And the final shot in the graphics editor, was "assembled" from 12-20 photos. At times of more. Let's look at another job Don.
23.04.2012g. Auroras. In this picture very clearly visible, and green and red tones. Don used the automatic exposure correction, bracketing. He did a series of pictures and then they again "collected».
Space Photo - science or creativity, creativity or science? I think the work of Donald Pettit give an answer to this question - the harmony of science and creativity.