Selenography images

apollo 14 9050-9075This is a composite image of fifteen landscape or horizon images from magazine LL (64), 9050 to 9075. I made this image in Photoshop by layering the images and setting the opacity to 50%.  As you can see there is a prominent shadow, but less visible is the lunar module. The Lunar and Planetary Institute’s description for the fifteen photograps is “LUNAR MODULE; 360 PAN FROM EVA 2.” Because these photographs were likely taken from the Hasselblad mounted to the astronauts’ chest, these images do not necessarily demonstrate a unique or consistent style of photography. I have yet to draw conclusions from these homogeneous, subject-less photographs.


apollo 14 9216 to 9224This is a composite of eight photographs from magazine II (66), 9216 to 9224. I made this image in Photoshop, again, by layering the images and setting the opacity to 30%. The Lunar and Planetary Institute’s description in the metadata is “VIEW FROM LUNAR MODULE WINDOW DURING LUNAR ORBIT SHOWING THE CSM.” Orbital photographs like these were likely taken from handheld Hasselblad cameras. Why eight iterations of the same shot were necessary for this astronaut, I don’t know; one of the conclusions I’ve been able to draw from series of images like these is that I need to look past and around the photograph itself and into the photograph’s context.


vantage panorama glareThis is a screen cap from a dendrogram I made using the Raw visualization. I was able to input my original flat file, but unfortunately, with my capta organized as it was, I was forced to reorganize the information in a completely new way that’s reflected in Monday’s submission. I still have reorganization to do, because without context, those “trues” and “falses” don’t mean anything. Despite that though, I’m thinking my capta isn’t varied enough to make an interesting visualization.