They call it McMoon: it’s an old McDonalds that has been rehashed into a scanning facility for NASA. The facility is meant to scan the images that NASA took of the moon’s surface before anyone had gone there–which is pretty much the pristine and totally untouched moon. In McMoon, there are canisters from Lunar Orbiter 1; and we’re not even sure about the scanning technology that they’re using.
Further Google Research reveals Flickr photos that showcase, “48,000 lbs of 70mm tape… the only copy of extremely high-resolution images of the moon.”
Business Week recently interviewed the folks over at the facility, but so did another Vimeo user. And that video is after the jump.
We recently found this collection from the Sydney Living Museums via the Historic Houses Trust that contain a plethora of mugshots from the 1920s. And the photos themselves were not only kept in impeccable condition but they also have details such as the person’s name, the crime they committed and more.
But even more awesome is the fact that they’re remarkable looking and significantly better than modern day mugshots where the person takes a frontal photo with a sign and side photos.
On the website’s blog, they talk about the over 2,500 glass plate negatives and some cellulose negatives. The photographer perhaps asked the folks to pose themselves. More of the images are after the jump.
Essentials is a series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend.
If you’re on the West Coast, Comic Con has happened already this year. But if you’re on the East Coast, you’re probably ready to lick a nerd to get your weekend pass. One trend that we saw for years and years was that folks tended to bring better and better cameras. And last year was when lots of folks started coming out and bringing the heavy artillery–we did too!. If you don’t feel like you’re up to having huge light setups, then consider our setup two years ago that earned us these photos.
Our setup was mobile, effective when used by someone that has become one with their gear, and can earn you quite a bit of photos worthy of your portfolio.
And with some time to go still until NYCC, you can probably save up to get all of this relatively soon.
Colorization of photos can be extremely tough and often takes loads and loads of thought. And artist Michael Catanachapodaca seems to have it all down to a methodical science. She is a native of Las Cruces, NM. Her graphic design work has been commissioned for various projects, including the cover of Royal Amber by Jeannette Harben and logo/branding design for cocoàgogo solid lotion. Her fine art also can be found in multiple private collections. But as you’ll see in the photos below, she does an excellent job of modernizing so many great vintage photos.
If nothing has proven to you that selfies make people smile, here is some quite spectacular evidence. A woman’s baby was crying and wanted attention, because you know, babies do things like that. And then it realized that it can take selfies on a laptop. Very quickly, that frown got turned upside down.
This reminds us of the app that allows your cat to take selfies–perhaps someone will figure out an easier way to babies to do this.
If pixel peeping on your desktop wasn’t enough, Resolution is here to continue to feed your addiction.The app was developed to specifically let you pixel peep your images. You can zoom into your images at 100%, view the EXIF data, and apparently you can also view RAW images.
From what it seems from the press release, it’s an overall better photo viewer app than the native Photos app on an iOS device. It’s available in the iTunes store right now for $0.99.