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DaveFerro
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:29 am    Post subject: Incredible photo, place Reply with quote

Have a book out by National Geographic titled Life in Color, organized by...color...yellow, green, brown, black, red etc and there are beautiful photos submitted through the My Shot method and some from the turn of the century. Even one of a horse in Sennett NY which borders on Auburn.

Really surprised at the one of a bride in Kosovo with a face painted white and intricate patterns - did not know that was a custom there - very beautiful.

Impressed with the views of terraced rice fields in China but completely taken with one of the Alps at Selva, Italy by James Buchan. Thought of Carole and the 360 degree view she posted years ago. Looking more closely, I thought: You've got to be kidding.

A field is at a 45 degree angle and mowed - no fences where there should be. Is it for cattle or were there crops there? This was formed a long time ago but seems like it could collapse any minute - and I can see another field in the background far below - guess one gets morning sun and the other afternoon sun.


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Try to magnify to see all the detail - one sharp piece of rock is in the distant center. Did that fall there or what??

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dave,
thanks for sharing this with us!! it's a wonderful place!!!! Dancing Dancing

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave, What a great picture. I wonder of the green is moss and not grass. I usually check this site every day or two and am happy that I found two new posts Today. Hope all is well with you and your family.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gil and Simy...

It looks like they have mowed the land in rows - but why do that if it is a 'meadow' for cattle and what would they be mowing anyway. Checking the website for the town only shows all the skiing attractions there. The thought of skiing down that is hurting my head, though I am sure someone would like to do that. There is another slope on the other side in the background.

Anyway, found some links for some other photos that do not have the ID number from National Geographic but they also have some of the photos in the book there anyway that were not listed in the back of the book -

One is of a bride in in Donje Ljubinje, Kosovo by Valdrin Xhemaj whose face is painted for good luck - very beautiful as well as her wedding gown - I wonder what the history of this custom is...

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Some more photos by Valdrin Xhemaj - Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix, Gil!

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A BlogSpot site with National Geographic photos, including ones from the book:

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Of course, you could just go to the National Geographic site from last post.

The next photo is by Reza, who I have heard of before - a small Afghan girl in Tora Bora - I hope she is okay:

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More by Reza:[url]photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/reza-one-world-one-tribe/[/url]

Hmm, that last one did not hyperlink, but does work - please copy and paste into your address bar...

Take care everyone,

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still can't figure out if that first picture is a field that has been mowed or if it is just rock with moss on it. Why in the World would anyone be mowing a mountain top? Thanks for the site for F1 pictures. I'll have to keep that in mind as the races will be resuming pretty soon. Also, thanks for the other links!

Hope all is well with you and your family.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gil,

Unfortunately, the image at the website is not as large as the one in the book - most of those are cropped to fit in better and show more detail in the landscape photos.

Definitely mowed land - a really big piece of rock - teetering almost - note the size of the buildings at the bottom right and people walking along the paths dividing the land vertically. Also the title is "Alpine Meadows, jagged mountains and fluffy clouds" -

The page says the original image is 2964px x 1974px but the one on the page is only 502 x 334. I clicked on the link Email a comp preview but that only went to the same image - only difference is a # appended to the address.

You can try using Zoom under the Image menu in Firefox - I was able to get the image to full screen and beyond.

Only other thing I can recommend is to view the image in a photo editor or paint program to magnify it.

Maybe go to the photographer's website and see if the images are bigger there.

Have fun with the F1 racers ...

Dave

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