posted on Feb, 21 2004 @ 05:00 AM
These pancam photos are definitely doctored. The sky is cut out and replaced with a constant tone. It makes the picture look better. It is impossible
to take a series of pictures of the sky and landscape over a couple of hours and not have the sky and shadows change. Also, the patchwork of pictures
do not align exactly, and photoshop work has to be done to produce images which do not have obvious flaws in them. This is absolutemly normal and
NASA is not hiding anything by doing this. The original images these are made of are available on-line. They make these pictures for people to look at
and for press releases etc.
I have been using photoshop for over 10 years and I consider myself an expert in image analysis and editing, it's what I get paid to do much of the
Here's my take on the color argument:
If you want to know what the real colors are on mars, just go outside and look up, you can see it for yourself.