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Nirgal
Here is a small Gallery of colored MOC images as a tribute to the phantastic Voyage of the MGS spacecraft for bringing home such visions of an alien, frozen world made of red dust and black dunes smile.gif


E0101076


E0101132


M0100220


M2101642


PIA08757


M2001664
tedstryk
Absolutely fantastic! wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif
Tom Tamlyn
Wonderful images and a great tribute.

You should consider adding MSSS (Malin Space Science Systems) to the credit line.

TTT
mhoward
Gorgeous stuff. It should be in a real art gallery. At a minimum it deserves a special web page.

Mike
brellis
Beautiful gallery in honor of a beautiful gal, MGS!
Stu
No idea how you DO that, just glad you do. ohmy.gif

You're the Master when it comes to those colourisations, without a doubt... smile.gif
ustrax
Nirgal...
You are one of a kind!!! biggrin.gif
belleraphon1
Simply Beautiful. I am in awe.

Craig
lyford
Truly splendiferous. blink.gif Both hemispheres of my brain thank you for sharing these.
Nirgal
Thank you all so very much for the overwhelming feedback smile.gif
I really wish I could spent more time with the imaging work and the UMSF forum recently ... smile.gif

QUOTE (mhoward @ Apr 18 2007, 02:09 AM) *
It should be in a real art gallery. At a minimum it deserves a special web page.
Mike


Yes I've lways been thinking about a dedicated web page ... but unfortunately haven't really found the
time because I put literally every free minute of spare time in the work on the images (and writing the supporting software tools ) themselves so that this leaves no more ressources for the administrative tasks
of maintaing the web site stuff sad.gif

QUOTE
Wonderful images and a great tribute.

You should consider adding MSSS (Malin Space Science Systems) to the credit line.

TTT

Done.
Thanks for the hint (I accidentally used the credit template for the MER images wink.gif
Ant103
Very beautiful, and truly amazing ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif
It's gorgeous.

I'm curious to see how you do to process this pictures wink.gif

A very nice tribute smile.gif
climber
Art at its best !
Je suis ébloui
Ant103
In French? Okay biggrin.gif

C'est magnifique, merveilleux, le couleurs sont vraiment délicieuses. Les paysages sont grandioses.

Un grand bravo! Quel hommage smile.gif
nprev
In Korean for Nirgal: hwansanchogida!!! (Fantastic!!!) A truly inspiring and fitting tribute; may she enjoy her well-deserved rest. smile.gif
Nirgal
QUOTE (Ant103 @ Apr 18 2007, 10:00 PM) *
In French? Okay biggrin.gif

C'est magnifique, merveilleux, le couleurs sont vraiment délicieuses. Les paysages sont grandioses.

Un grand bravo! Quel hommage smile.gif

QUOTE
In Korean for Nirgal: hwansanchogida!!!


Merci Beaucoup et 고마와요 smile.gif smile.gif

QUOTE
No idea how you DO that, just glad you do.


QUOTE
I'm curious to see how you do to process this pictures


Well actually there is no single recipe for how I do the processing of the images.
This is because the problem of coloring a single-channel b/w image is, unfortunately, an inherently "ill posed" task that does not have a unique solution (obviously because for each grey tone (luma component) there are many different possible color values (chroma component).
So, basically, what I'm trying to do is to work with many pre-chosen palettes of color hues collected
from "real" true color composite photographs of areas with similar surface composition etc.
and try to assign color hue ranges to grey-scale ranges.
However, this process involves a great part of guessing, tweaking, trial and error and last not least
the support of a collection of special software tools that I wrote (partly for fun when trying to
play with new image processing algorithms based on neural networks and various 3D color space transformations ) for example special adaptive brushes that help me with fine-selecting & masking parts of
the images by automatically following contoures/edges and so on.

All in all its tedious but geat fun and relxation to work with those colors & images: it always reminds me of the joy I had as a child when coloring pictures in the painting book smile.gif smile.gif
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