Message posted by Andre' M. Dall'au on March 28, 2000 at 07:59:33 EST:
Thanks Magoo, nice e-research. Looking at the photos, I realize why the shots are "washed out" and probably will continue to be. If the satellite passes over Groom Lake at 1030hrs the sun is pretty high in the sky. The dry lake bed serves as a excellent reflector, and the satellite's camera is overwhelmed with the brillance of the surface. As a photographer, I can assure you a back lit picture will not produce detail, as you will have either an overexposed bright part or underexposed dark part. Not very sinister, but another good reason to have the base right where it is. A built-in anti-reconsat system that you can land planes on. I guess we all should be happy that the government got more than it paid for.
In Reply to: Re: FAS/Groom page posted by Joerg (Webmaster) on March 28, 2000 at 03:50:11 EST: