Ok, for starters, here are the original links to the NASA website for a couple of these frames.
This is the link to the HR version of the "pyramid" image on the ALSJ.
Note that the image is incorrectly cataloged on ALSJ as being from film magazine 135-Golf, but is in fact from film magazine 136-Hotel. Page 45 of the
"Apollo 17 70mm Photographic Index", published in 1974 and available here in PDF - www.hq.nasa.gov...
They correctly list the proper magazine as being 136-Hotel, but note here they INCORRECTLY say this frame is a "blank" (no image data) frame.
Now, that mis-cataloging is the #1 reason this image has been hidden for so long. ALWAYS remember that for three decades, the ONLY way you had to see
ANY of these images was to buy them from NASA, and they were not and are not cheap to buy. No thumbnails to look at to choose or anything like that,
and no internet to browse back then, ok? All you had (if you were lucky and bought one via mail order back then) was the 1974 Apollo photo index I
linked above to choose what frames you wanted to spend your hard earned money on. I guess nobody was willing to waste the $$ buying a frame that was
clearly (and we now know incorrectly) listed as being "blank", so it has sat there for all that time undiscovered.
The online ALSJ has deliberately mis-catalogued this image to make it appear as part of magazine 135-Golf in order to confuse people further, and the
NASA/LPI site (below) does not even recognize this frame exists at all. As you can see from the link, frame 20680 is skipped over by them entirely.
That is very important, because that is a major part of how this image has been "lost in the ether of the archives" for so darn long.
Now, you can see the original pyramid frame from NASA is in rather horrific shape, and what I have done with the enhancement is amplified the
contrast/luminance differences across the whole frame to really highlight any subtle lightness variances that exist, while at the same time trying to
cancel out the bulk of the noise. Since this is a greyscale/b&w image, there are no Hue or Saturation layers to isolate and attack forensically,
leaving not much to work with unfortunately. It was rather difficult to try to chew through the noise and over-exposure, but I cleaned the frame up as
best I could. There is far more than merely a pyramid there, but unfortunately the quality of this image all by itself makes it difficult to interpret
all by it's lonesome.
I just joined Photobucket, and figure I just post the direct link here, right? Let me know if I am doing something wrong
This is the first "pyramid exposure correction" from the video -
Here is the NASA link to the first image I showed (the green object in the rock shadow).
Note how you can see the object in the shadow in the original frame prior to any enhancement at all, and can detect the green, blue and red coloring
near the tip (the upper tip is actually yellow). After finding this object in the ALSJ online archives, I actually purchased the ultra-high-res
version of the frame, which is the one I used in the video. Its a large file, and I dont know if photobucket will handle it, but only one way to find
UHR original/NASA JSC archive (purchased online)
Here are the targeted and untargeted enhancements of the object as well (again, these are built off the UHR image)
Hope it works!