Better than now? Maybe? Different from now? Certainly!
November 18, 2013 6:42 AM Subscribe
Awhile ago, a friend of mine on Facebook posted this picture
of John Kennedy and friends in some kind of control room. I commented about how photographs from the 60s had a certain quality about them that I tried to find words for. I came up with 'hyperclarity' in that stuff in the background and foreground are blurry as usual, but when an object is in focus, it is in FOCUS! What makes this happen? The film? The equipment? Photographic technique current at the time?
posted by Fukiyama to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
It's evident in a lot of photos from NASA (like this one
, this one
, and this one
). All the photos being shown these days in the run up to the anniversary of Kennedy's assassination (like this one
) have piqued my curiosity once again and I would really like to read the knowledge of the shutterbugs of Metafilter. Thanks!