I happened to see the lead image in nikonrumors weekly news flash, and I knew I had to click. I'm a self-admitted sucker for space photos, and this shot of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko posing with all the gear I would love to have pulled me right in.
The thing about space is that there's a lot of it. Sure, you're stuck in this rather small collection of tubes with the same few people, sometimes for up to a year, and while I'm certain that a good bit of that starts to get repetitive, the photo opportunities seem to be endless. You have light that is literally out of this world. You have perspectives and angles and moments than only an extremely small number of people ever get to experience. I love seeing the work these astronauts produce, resulting in a mind-blowing number of over 2.5 MILLION photos taken in the 15 years that the ISS has been service. I think even Zenfolio would start to question me uploading 2.5 million images to my account, but that's just a guess. Their gear seems to be exclusively Nikon, with mosts shot being taken on the D3S and D4. Here are some of my favorite recent shots from the NASA Johnson Flickr account and don't worry, there's almost 50,000 more images where these came from.