NASA and Arizona State University have a lawful agreement regarding the Apollo-era lunar Hasselblad images. The best example I can give you of this
close working relationship is the website : nasa.asu.edu...
This is a screen cap of a web page from Arizona State University which details the procedures involved with re-scanning NASA's Apollo era imagery from
the original negatives. Allegedly,, ASU now has access to the actual physical evidence, Apollo negatives, from the climate controlled vault. There is
no other organization that has enjoyed such unprecedented access to the Apollo era negatives. Not in 40+ years! These new ASU scans are therefore a
very special case.
This webpage tells us that ASU will be scanning and manipulating the original Apollo negatives. They will even go so far as to digitally remove the
reseau patterns from all lunar Hasselblad images.
First take a look at this imageAstronomy Picture of the Day
This image has been carefully enhanced. If you look closely you can still see the
reseau patterns on this image..... : apod.nasa.gov...
What NASA/ASU are now doing is to digitally remove the reseau patterns
from all Apollo images.
Logically, the reseau patterns are the black crosses which appear on all lunar Hasselblad negatives that NASA has presented as evidence of a "moon"
landing. If the reseau patterns are removed from the images, it automatically follows that the image has been digitally manipulated.
When the black crosses are digitally removed from an Apollo image then it follows, logically, that something else must be inserted into the
digital image to replace the black area
where the black crosses once were. Another proof of digital manipulation.
How will ASU fill in the empty spaces where the reseau patterns once were? Will ASU utilize deconvolving software to manipulate the image? The answer
is yes. Deconvolving actually means that digital manipulation was involved.
Recently, Neil Armstrong passed away. Life magazine has published a special edition commemorating his life and accomplishments.
Life Magazine's Director of Photography for the 96-page Armstrong tribute was Barbara Baker Burrows, a 40+ year veteran of Life magazine. She is a
heavy hitter in the media and highly respected by her peers. This is what she said in a 2008 interview, read closely what she has to
say on the subject of digital photography...
Q: So, how has digitalized photography altered photojournalism?
A: First of all, is it the truth? You have to constantly be on guard. There are people out there with the digital age -- you don't
know if they are going to add something or take something away. We used to crop in the old days, but it was done with integrity. We didn't
alter a photograph to change the truth. I find that part of the digital age a little bit scary.
Read more: www.post-gazette.com...
She said "You have to constantly be on guard." I am also on guard. You should also be on guard. That is the purpose of this thread. To alert you to
the fact that
NASA is removing the reseau marks from Apollo images
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