Re: That Sinaiticus Show
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:20 am
Btw - this same thing has been explained to him AT LEAST two other times yet he continues to pontificate about it. Folks have even used the same pictures you have.Ulan wrote: ↑Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:47 pmThis, according to you, means "minor differences" (Leipzig color bar on the left, British Library color bar on the right; repeating KK's image from the other thread):Steven Avery wrote: ↑Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:35 pmAnd I see this as a rather absurd conclusion based on the minor differences on the colour bar.
The Codex Sinaiticus Project folks had a special committee for photography accuracy and standardization and oversight, and there is ZERO indication that anything was "color-corrected...to make the parchment look whiter".
You have to be willfully blind to not see that the differences are indeed massive.
1. Look at the yellow color. The yellow of Leipzig is desaturated and bleached out. The yellow on BL photos is garishly oversaturated. This means that the parchment of Leipzig images will look much whiter even if they are yellow, while the yellow of the BL parchment will be vastly exaggerated on photographs.
2. Look at the greyscale. The "dark part" of the Leipzig greyscale reaches roughly half way up, while the dark part of the BL images reaches only a quarter up. On the white end of the greyscale, you see that the Leipzig color bar is lighter (look at the third and fourth bars from the top). This shows us that Leipzig images have much higher contrast than BL images. Higher contrast means that dark parts, which on these pages consist of the letters, will look darker than they are in reality, while the background, in this case the parchment, will look lighter. On the other hand, the BL images show a rather even greyscale, which means they use a flat color correction and not a curved one, like the Leipzig images do.
Which, in the end, means that all those quotes you make become meaningless. Everyone with eyes in their head can look at those color bars and knows that you cannot make image comparisons without processing the images in a way to make those color bars look exactly the same. Those simple image comparisons regarding parchment color are completely worthless.
And that's basically the gist of it. Unless someone makes an image with both parts of the Codex on the same image, in the same room, under the same light, you won't have anything to talk about. Even the human eye alone cannot really judge colors in different environments correctly.
Of course, that's just the beginning of all the issues with your proposal. There's no need to repeat the whole other thread though.