Earthview on glass – NASA 72-HC-660 (AS-16 mission)

Earthview on glass - NASA 72-HC-660 (AS-16 mission)

PROJECT PREVIEW: The first images of the Earth ever produced photographically on glass

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From a personal archive of original NASA film, our upcoming series of modern-era glass lantern slides are believed to be the very first documented true photographic prints of the Earth produced via the antique, glass dry plate method.

From the original snapshot taken on 70mm film in space circa. 1972, to this circa. 2020 glass dry plate, all iterations of the image are true darkroom photographs. No scanning or otherwise digitization was employed at any stage.

This photographic print of the Earth has never touched a computer. Thus it is truly a product of the natural order (ie. light and chemistry).

The particular plate shown here was produced from the original NASA 4×5 Kodak color transparency film. Being that the source film was a positive image, an internegative needed to be created in order for additional positive prints to be produced. The internegative was made via the contact print method on black and white sheet film and the b/w negative was then used to contact print the glass plate positive.

This picture shows the original, untouched glass slide (3-1/4 x 4) on a light table with no cover plate. Finished glass lantern slides with glass cover plates, paper mats/labels and taped-sealed edges will be available to order in the near future.

NOTE: Little dust particles, flaws and inconsistencies in the emulsion density, etc. are a natural part of the antique dry plate product.

Official photograph description and specs from NASA:

Serial Number: AS16-118-18885
Transparency film code: 72-HC-660
Photograph Date: 1972-04-16
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +35.,110.
Original Film: Kodak 70mm Ektachrome Reversal
Film type: SO-368
Camera: 70mm Hasselblad
Lens: Zeiss

"Apollo 16 view of the Earth taken with a hand-held Hasselblad camera about an hour and a half after translunar injection on 16 April, 1972. Most of the United States is visible at right center, including Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and Florida. Mexico and part of Central America are also visible. The slightly different shade of blue below Florida is the Bahama Banks. The Earth is 12,740 km in diameter and north is at roughly 1:00."

Posted by Glass Lantern Slides on 2020-07-30 02:27:52

Tagged: , NASA , Apollo , 16 , Earth , glass , lantern , slide , dry , plate , space , Earthview

Isolation Project

Isolation Project

I’ve posted several photos of scanned slides lately, so I thought it would be fun to show where the project is being done. The trash bag is the fourth one I’ve filled with discarded slides, along with several smaller bags. The shoebox is one of 42 similar boxes full of slides dating back as far as 1965. The scanner is an Epson Perfection V800 that scans 12 slides at a time and does a remarkable job removing dust spots. I use Vuescan software and an electronic dust blower, and have a slide database that dates back to the pre-windows DOS operating system days. The database needs to be updated whenever I delete or add slides to the scanned collection. So far, I’ve scanned over 4100 slides and discarded, probably, 40,000 slides and am working on my 18th shoebox. It has been a ton of work, but brought back a lot of great memories. Please excuse the messy workspace.

Posted by walkerross42 on 2020-05-18 03:12:51

Tagged: , slide , film , scanner , computer , box , Kodak , screen , archive , backup , desk , viewer

More than the sum of its parts: 2-mistakes-in-one shot + one normal 6×9 makes for a fantastic pano

More than the sum of its parts: 2-mistakes-in-one shot + one normal 6x9 makes for a fantastic pano

yup this was done on a 1936 6×9 manual wind rangefinder – it still has a lens that will kick dust in the eyes of any Canon or Nikon.

scanned to the films full resolution, this fine grain will render a 165megapixel image – an just less than the monstrous 6×17 cameras… wallpaper in a box. the stunning thing about the Ikonta is its folding bellows, so it is still the best quality : size / weight ratio of any consumer camera (i have to say "consumer" because i bet the military have something better, but only be a smidgen i’d say.perhaps a 8×10 version of this camera design with finegrain 3200 film if that is even possible?
scanned on an Imacon, this image, unedited renders a 1GB tif file. it take a while to open even on super computers, never mind a white iMac, so i hop you appreciate this one being in the stream 😉 i know i sure do.

the overlapping was due to the film not being advanced far enough to seperate the two frames. the lefthand side was also accidentally exposed twice. (no means on the camera to tell weather or not you’ve already hit the shutter.
the fact the hills line up in the middle is pure luck.

this must be one of my favorite shots – like top 10. and ive KNOW ive got more that 1000, possibly even close to 2000 photos on my hard drive.

Posted by Leon Oosthuizen on 2009-12-31 12:25:58

Tagged: , double exposure , Karoo , Lainsburg , landscape , panorama , panoramic , happy accident , 120 film , medium format , 165 megapixel , Fuji Velvia 100 , no photoshopping , Zeiss , Super Ikonta , travel , fine art , film , slide , colour positive , 6×9

Philip Green Educational – Slide Set S44 – Computers

Philip Green Educational - Slide Set S44 - Computers

4 – This man is baking wafers of silicon in an oven to a temperature of about 1,000 degrees celsius. The silicon must be about 99.9999% pure before it can be made into chips. Elements are introduced to alter the way electricity will flow through the chips. The cleanest of manufacturing conditions are essential because the tiniest speck of dust can cause the chip to be useless.

*Taken from the Teachers’ Notes for this set.

Even after a ‘boil wash’ Neville handled his undies with the utmost caution…

Posted by Compound Eye on 2011-10-12 21:12:18

Tagged: , flickr , compound , eye , interesting , interestingness , explore , philip , green , educational , slide , set , hauntology , 1980s , computers , tomorrows , world , BBC , micro , Acorn , Spectrum , crash , goto , technology , future , look around you



Kodachrome 25
November, 2010

update: I really need to clean my laptop screen, I apparently missed a whole bunch of dust because I thought it was my computer 🙁

Posted by epomorski on 2011-02-08 01:38:57

Tagged: , kodachrome , 25 , k-14 , kodak kodachrome 25 , portland , maine , pentax , k-1000 , expired , slide , film

Day 086/365 – time for some dusting

Day 086/365 - time for some dusting

Okay, I need to dust my computer more often. . . .

Posted by Great Beyond on 2014-05-08 00:04:58

Tagged: , Canon EOS Rebel 3000V , Rokinon 35mm F/1.4 Aspherical , 35mm , Kodak Ektachrome E100VS , Canon Rebel TI , 35mm film , Canon EOS Rebel TI , 3000V , Rokinon , Samyang , Ektachrome E100VS , Ektachrome , Color , Slide , Slides , Film , ISO 100 , Eastman Kodak , Eastman , Kodak , Kodak Film , Slide Film , 365 , project 365 , March , 2014 , March 2014

E39 BMW M5

E39 BMW M5

I took this picture off the internet so it isn’t mine but the original was kind of bland so I enhanced it a little bit 🙂

btw I edited this on my own computer not the online "auto-magical repair" thing that is a part of this site.

Posted by driftnut56 on 2009-07-13 06:14:16

Tagged: , E39 , BMW , M5 , sideways , slide , drift , desert , gravel , rally , dust , burnout