Behold: one of the most famous of many pictures taken during the Apollo 11 moon landing in the summer of ’69 – a shot of Buzz Aldrin taken by Neil Armstrong. Also in reverse. To wit:
The original image (top pic) captured not only the magnificent desolation of an unfamiliar world, but Armstrong himself reflected in Aldrin’s curved visor. Enter modern digital technology. In the featured image (pic 2), the spherical distortion from Aldrin’s helmet has been reversed. The result is the famous picture — but now featuring Armstrong himself from Aldrin’s perspective. Even so, since Armstrong took the picture, the image is effectively a five-decade old lunar selfie. The original visor reflection is shown on the left, while Earth hangs in the lunar sky on the upper right. A foil-wrapped leg of the Eagle lander is prominently visible. Preparations to return humans to the Moon in the next few years include the Artemis program, an international collaboration led by NASA.
(Image: NASA, Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong; Processing: Michael Ranger)
Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor leaves the Criminal Courts of Justice after been convicted of assaulting a man in a Dublin pub and fined €1,000.
He was given one month to pay the fine.
Members of the public attempt to pose for a selfie with Conor McGregor as he enters the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin today to face assault charges from April of this year.
More as we get it.
Dublin, exact location unspecified.
Luke Brennan writes:
The White House
Irish journalist takes a selfie/photo-of-ceiling during Donald Trump and Enda Kenny St Patrick press conference in the Oval Office.
It’s not about YOU.
The local guys were already complaining in the White House press room. They’d never before seen such an unmerciful scramble. “I’m surprised they even have TV in Ireland,” a cameraman was overhead snarking to a colleague…
Media goes wild for Trump, but the feeling is not mutual (Miriam Lord, IrishTimes)
One of ten new public statues in the rather superbly named city of Sugar Land in Texas.
The female group selfie dip in bronze.
Apparently, the locals hate it.
The Macbook Selfie Stick.
Not a real thing.
Unless there’s demand. And then, yes, probably a real thing.