You need to upgrade your Flash Player The theme of this blog is not only and obviously space, but in particular “terrestrial worlds”, places that tend to have surfaces on which one could walk or at least attach oneself to. These places sometimes also have other earth-like familiar features such as atmospheres, weather, volcanos, geysers and perhaps, we are finding, even exotic oceans, rivers or lakes that are not necessarily made of familiar materials we are used to here at home. The second theme is imagery. Occasionally I do some retouching of images when needed if an image is incomplete or sometimes “dirty” or noisy. I will attempt to correct image shortcomings based upon other images or well-accepted presumed attributes. When this is done, notes will be offered as to what was added, why and sometimes how it was done. This way no one should ever wonder if something they are looking at is real or photoshop.

Smallsteps Wallpaper: Luna 3

The Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 was the third such craft to be successfully sent to the moon in history. The images were not very great, as can be seen… but it was the first glimpse mankind ever had of the side of the moon that is permanently facing away from us. With the first look at the “dark side of the moon” many people were quite excited and the images were published the world over. It took a total of 29 pictures and was able to image at least 70% of that unseen side of the moon.

Smallsteps Wallpaper: Luna 3

The image is largely intact but for the purposes of presentation I faked the “8” in the number on the bottom and actually added some noise lines.

2 Responses to “Smallsteps Wallpaper: Luna 3”

  1. Anton Szautner Says:

    “The image is largely intact but for the purposes of presentation I faked the “8” in the number on the bottom and actually added some noise lines.”

    That is an outrageous and unforgivable molestation of an historical image. Boo.

    This site is evidently not to be trusted.

  2. thomas Says:

    That is a pretty unforgiving assessment of the work I have here. I am a graphic designer before anything else and clearly state that in a number of places. While I agree that images revised in ways that misrepresent the way that these worlds actually appear (as far as we know) is a problem. But I don’t think that adding elements such as noise (which already does exist in the real image) or completing a hand-written #8 that was cropped in the original in any way molests the detail that really matters — the target object. Additionally, any added details are noted in all my posts and in some cases the processes explained. These graphic design projects and are for viewing pleasure, not scientific study.

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