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    NASA re-creates iconic Apollo 8 'Earthrise' 45 years later

    Hasselblad strikes again!

    Watch the video

    http://www.nbcnews.com/science/nasa-...ter-2D11783463
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Fantastic. Thanks for the link. It's the stuff dreams are made of.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

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    For me, this was the single most devastatingly memorable photograph of the entire Apollo program. I am in awe of it still.

    The only other NASA photo that has stunned me to the same degree, and continues to clamp me down hard into complete silence every time I look at it, is The Pale Blue Dot.

    I cannot tell you the number of hours I have stared silently at that single 1/8.3th pixel after having reread Carl's moving description.

    Ken
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    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    Thanks for the link. Great video.

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    Very cool.
    Sometimes a long lens is just the thing for that great landscape shot

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    Outstanding !!

    And the film was ?

    Update:
    The photograph was taken from lunar orbit on December 24, 1968 with a highly modified Hasselblad 500 EL with an electric drive. The camera had a simple sighting ring rather than the standard reflex viewfinder and was loaded with a 70 mm film magazine containing custom Ektachrome film developed by Kodak. (According to Wikipedia)
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    In terms of the first lunar landing, I have always been fascinated by Michael Collins who piloted the command spacecraft alone in lunar orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin returned to it just under a day later for the trip back to Earth. To orbit the moon, alone, removed from civilisation by the mass of the moon and as far away from earth as possible for any human being at the time must be one hell of an experience. To then emerge from the dark side of the moon and see the earth, wow.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Images View Post
    Outstanding !!

    And the film was ?
    c-368
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    The film magazine might have been C-368, but the film inside was Ektachrome wasn't it? I can't remember what speed or version though. Some Googling required. . . 64asa apparently, but a special emulsion. The Hassy mag was 70mm, not 220, of course.

    I was a very young boy (in UK) at the time and this famous photograph was part of a photo-poster special offer, based on collecting food-can labels and sending them in, via school. Along with umpteen thousand other small boys I suppose, I insisted that the family collect the labels and then I stared at the poster on the wall of my bedroom every day, for years afterwards.

    (The video is also on YouTube....)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE-vOscpiNc
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    Update:
    The photograph was taken from lunar orbit on December 24, 1968 with a highly modified Hasselblad 500 EL with an electric drive. The camera had a simple sighting ring rather than the standard reflex viewfinder and was loaded with a 70 mm film magazine containing custom Ektachrome film developed by Kodak. (According to Wikipedia)

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