posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 11:00 AM
Originally posted by SayonaraJupiter
I hear what you are saying Pinke. I do respect your opinions and I do wish to fully understand your perspective.
Thanks I suppose.
I'm always at least curious with how tenacious you are about the moon. Is a fun thing to discuss I guess.
Most of your queries are kind of answered, discussed by DJW I guess, orrrrrrrr aren't really that complex to me. Sun baked camera is a sun baked
camera to me. A camera used on a famous film is important to some people for example. To me it's just a camera. When it breaks it is discarded.
I guess my main question is for you Pinke : when NASA presents an Apollo image to you, do you question the veracity at all? Does NASA's
program of digital revisionism pose any internal threats or dilemmas to your professional or ethical boundaries?
First question is a trick question? I entertain what you and others say, and look when I'm compelled.
Second question. Is all about purpose and such like. 1.9 gb per scan is huge, and the university is choosing how to use its resources based on
learning strategy and overall outcome. They likely want media outlets etc ... to actually use the imagery and credit them. The plates with the reseau
marks are already available. Do the marks have any use in such a large scan? Likely not.
Removing abberations and blur from star photography to make a chart for example is not historical revision or propaganda. Nor is stiching the photos
together or removing measuring markers. Nor is removing print patterns from a newspaper for a documentary (commonly held as 'truth') ... I could go
on and on ...
I have books and essays and things like this one the subject of the lens and truth / photography and truth / digital media and truth ... We've
touched on it before, but if you actually said you were interested I could provide things for you via U2U.
Getting an image 'in the can' requires decisions about truth almost immediately. Even analog film printed images have had decisions made before they
get out the camera. Post process is actually not much different an activity. It's a conversation that has been going on for hundreds of years; it's
taught in under grad uni courses these days.
The very short answer is no, it does not bother me that the marks are removed nor does it have any bearing to me on the moonlanding discussion really.