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#1 highfnum

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 08:32 PM

a very important lunar photo from past that was almost lost then found

I had chance to photo it

 drapermoonsm.jpg

drsppsnrl.jpg

drsperenc.jpg

 


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 08:34 PM

with the magic of PS we can invert and see image as positive 

 

drapermoonsminvert.jpg

 

drsperencinvert.jpg


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 10:08 PM

Very nice to see this very early photo.



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 12:09 AM

hello ,

 

 

             It’s cool that this topic should come up . There was an article in IIRC Sky & Telescope over 25 years ago 

about duplicating this very image using the Daguerreotype process . I do not remember what scope was used but it was

large (over 12 inch) I beleave . The project was lead by daguerreian master artist Ken Nelson . Some years later (1998) I attended a daguerreotype workshop at the Eastman house in NY state and produced my own daguerreian images and viewed the very image made with that scope .

Some what low in contrast compared to what’s done today , but had lots of fine detail .

 The daguerreotype process is somewhat mysterious and interesting .

 

       Leonard


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