reply to post by mixmix
Well -- maybe you didn't count the ones near the end of the film magazine, but if they were poorly centered pictures, I counted them. It shouldn't
matter whether it was a poorly centered picture taken towards the end of a film magazine in the middle of the magazine.
I saw several pictures in magazine "S" that I suspect are not exactly what the astronaut was attempting:
- There is the one of just the astronaut's toe (AS11-40-5879)
- Three consecutive shots of a LEM landing strut, none of which seems to be in frame -- although I can't tell what was supposed to be "in frame"
based on the fact that different objects are centered in each frame (AS11-40-5859, AS11-40-5860, and AS11-40-5861)
- A tilted picture of under the LEM (AS11-40-5871)
- A picture that was to be part of a panorama, but the horizon was cut off (AS11-40-5887)
- Another that was to be part of a panorama with the horizon cut off (AS11-40-5912)
- An extreme close-up of possible a space suit (AS11-40-5904)
- A close-up of part of the LEM (AS11-40-5965)
- A tilted picture of the Moon's surface (AS11-40-5968)
There are also many pictures of "close-up" objects that were photographed twice -- probably because it was harder to get a close-up object in frame,
so the astronaut took two pictures to be sure they got it:
- Two pictures of the "message plaque" (AS11-40-5897 and AS11-40-5898), neither of which are centered
- Two pictures of a LEM foot pad, each one centered slightly differently (AS11-40-5895 and AS11-40-5896)
- Two pictures of another LEM foot pad, again each pad centered slightly differently (AS11-40-5917 and AS11-40-5918).
- Two more pictures of a foot pad, one out of frame (AS11-40-5925) and one in frame, although not centered (AS11-40-5926).
- Three consecutive pictures of the LEM, one centered (AS11-40-5927) and the other two not centered (AS11-40-5928 and AS11-40-5929)
I see you counted this picture:
among the ones that you said are "perfect composition. What exactly is supposed to be centered in this picture if not the LEM or the astronaut?
Out of the four pictures taken of this scene, only one of them is centered. here are the other three (the last listed is the centered one):
Here is another that is a nice picture, but would have been nicer if it was centered properly:
[edit on 12/22/2009 by Soylent Green Is People]