Exception: Twitter links are allowed only for breaking news by official sources. Examples: 1. Pluto flyby announcements by NASA 2. SpaceX launch coverage by SpaceX
Previously I used this iconic image https://i.imgur.com/q4sjBDo.jpg and “unwrapped” the reflection of Buzz Aldrin’s visor to a 360° sphere. It allowed me to see from Buzz’s perspective, and I made a video of it that got to the front page. User u/Joecalone replied to that post with this link https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/albums/with/72157656712716754 to the Apollo photographs scanned at an ultra high resolution, and downloadable in RAW format. Using that higher quality photo, I created this https://i.imgur.com/AEj7db2.jpg unwrapped panoramic 360° image, which I opened in a free 360° viewer (I used PhotoSphere for iOS this time - there are a lot of free ones for both iPhone and Android. You can open it in Google Street View as well.) and recorded this video with it https://i.imgur.com/X87bTej.mp4 . In addition to the higher resolution of the film scan and the uncompressed file format, I sharpened and color corrected it in Photoshop rather than on my iPhone like the first one, which led to better results. The visors of the space suits are coated with gold, so I color corrected the gold out of it using the full photo as a color reference to the real word colors. I also added more room in the initial photo crop around the edges of the visor so that when it was unwrapped it would more accurately account for the space in the final 360° image that represents the inside of his helmet. Notice the pale blue dot. The original photo and subsequently this video contain all of humanity at that point in time. I’m glad people enjoyed the first one👍👍
Edit: I started photoshopping the black lines out of it, and as I saw the tool start to put random, fake pixels in its place I just couldn’t do it. What makes this process exciting for me is the fact that this is real. If I get any inkling whatsoever that something like this is fake or false, my interest in it completely evaporates. This is great because it’s real!