Walter Cunningham (American, b. 1932)
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- November 02, 2017 10:00AM
Walter Cunningham (American, b. 1932) Hurricane Gladys, Gulf of Mexico, seen from space, Apollo 7, October 1968. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 5/8 x 9 1/4 in. (19.2 x 23.3 cm), unmatted.
N.B. 'It's very difficult to do good photography from space... You have only 45 minutes of daylight, and the first and last portions are not all that useful for color matching,' said Cunningham. Because the spacecraft is drifting, 'you're waiting there for the middle of a 45-minute period with one of the windows pointed close to the vertical instead of being pointed out into space' (Schick and Van Haaften, p. 84). The NASA negative number is AS7-7-1877.
Literature: Schick and Van Haaften, p. 90; Light, plate 16; Newhall, p. 133; Jacobs, p. 25; Reynolds, pp. 76-77.
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