OT: Out of the World image

Daniel J. Matyola danmatyola at gmail.com
Sat Apr 13 12:07:43 EDT 2019


I understand that there was so much data that the fastest way to get the
data to where it was processed is to fly the hard drives from Hawaii.

Dan Matyola
http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola


On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 12:02 PM John <jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com> wrote:

> I think technically, it's a "photographic representation" of all the bits
> of
> data from a ton of hard-drives (I think they mean that literally - 2000+
> pounds
> of hard-drives) combined to produce the image.
>
> If you want to be an ass-hat about it, it's not "really" a photograph
> until
> you've exposed light sensitive paper to the image and developed it by
> subjecting
> it to a chemical solution.
>
> The "purists" can kiss my ...
>
> On 4/12/2019 11:19:16, Igor PDML-StR wrote:
> >
> >
> > Last night, during late-night drive, while there was nothing listenable
> on the
> > usual radio stations, I turned on "Coast-to-Coast" on the radio (Late
> night AM
> > radio talk program about "paranormal" things).
> > There was some "expert" who was talking about this blackhole image:
> "This is not
> > exactly a photograph... It is an image that is made [up] based on the
> data, ..."
> > (Which is true in the very strict meaning of the word "photograph", if
> you
> > consider the origin of the word photography, - from Greek "photos"
> meaning
> > "light". Wavelengths used for the image are far from the visible light
> spectrum.)
> >
> >
> > That reminded me of some similar statements by "purists" among
> photographers
> > about what constitutes an unaltered [digital] photograph, i.e. how
> processing an
> > image makes it not a "true photo".
> >
> >
> >
> > Igor
> >
> >
> > Mark Roberts Thu, 11 Apr 2019 08:39:51 -0700 wrote:
> >
> > John wrote:
> >
> >> One of my rocket scientist friends says the image is "fuzzy", which is
> >> supposed to be some kind of physics joke. It just looks slightly out of
> >> focus to me. 8^)
> >>
> >> The best bit is the narration accompanying the *simple explanation
> video*...
> >>
> >> "... black holes are extremely hard to see."
> >>
> >> Ya' think? It's black and it's 55 million light-years from Earth!
> >
> >
> > Also: It's HUGE! https://xkcd.com/2135/
> >
> >
>
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