One Small Step!

According to the folks at the George Observatory, the Gueymard Research Telescope was first commissioned in 1969 about the same time as Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the moon. I can imagine those young astronomy students at Louisiana State University turning the 36″ Tinsley Reflector towards the moon to catch a glimpse of history. Here’s an image as it might have been seen in the local Baton Rouge newspaper.

In the Good Old Days

In the Good Old Days
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon 40D , 17-40mm f/4 L at 17mm, f/16, 1.5 sec at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film.

I processed the RAW file in Adobe Lightroom 2 using the “Antique Light” preset to give it that old newspaper look. It’s incredible how this software can make even totally blown-out highlights look good. Three cheers for Adobe!