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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1351 on: May 31, 2012, 10:52:23 AM »
The Golden Gate turned seventy-five this week.


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1352 on: May 31, 2012, 11:50:07 AM »

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After descending a few hundred feet from the summit of Mount Timpanogos (11,780') I took a 15min break at the saddle and let a few long exposures roll. The lightning was pounding to the west and headed right for me, not exactly the best time to be above the tree line. I abandoned my plans of camping and within the hour bolts were cracking overhead as I made a long, wet, and terrifying dash down the 7+ mile trail with a full pack.
This composite image was taken over the course of 12min.
35 photos total ranging from 8 - 15 seconds each as the light faded.

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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1353 on: May 31, 2012, 03:48:45 PM »


I could just email RePower and ask them.

So I did, and here's what they said:


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Dear Nicholas,

the shoot was probably taken from another turbine which stands next to this turbine or from a helicopter.


Freundliche Grüße/ Kind REgards
Annika Bothe
Junior Manager Marketing Communications
REpower Systems SE
Überseering 10
D-22297 Hamburg
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Email:
Internet: www.repower.de

So not super conclusive but somewhat of a resolution. :)


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1354 on: May 31, 2012, 04:10:02 PM »
The power of just sending off an email!  Something you never think of doing because you figure nobody would bother responding.  :)  I am always surprised when that works and actually get a response.

I did that once when I saw an old music video of a song I liked and it was listed as "Version 2" of the video.  I didn't remember any other versions and got stumped trying to find any info online about it.  So I found the artist's personal website (which she ran herself) and sent in a question through that.  5 minutes later, I got a reply from her directly. (Turns out there was just a slightly different edit of the video.)



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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1355 on: May 31, 2012, 06:30:37 PM »
Spent some time trying to get an image of Venus this afternoon, 5 days before it passes in front of the sun.  Tomorrow is going to be cloudy and after that it's getting so close to the sun it would be very hard to get a picture.  Even today the sun was heating up the scope making the image extra wavy and the sky so bright Venus barely stood out.  But the magic of stacking a few good frames out of thousands taken with a webcam and a little post processing gives you this:



Here's a short bit of the video used to create that image:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/a_QZm1531ag" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/a_QZm1531ag</a>
« Last Edit: June 01, 2012, 08:46:26 AM by MartyS (Gromit) »


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1356 on: May 31, 2012, 10:01:53 PM »
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"A thing I like that there was no chance would ever continue until recently is now continuing but it doesn't meet my exact personal specifications so fuck this"

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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1358 on: June 01, 2012, 04:31:34 AM »


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1359 on: June 01, 2012, 10:09:20 AM »


 :clap: :clap: :clap:

This is the most glorious cat I've ever seen


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1360 on: June 01, 2012, 11:01:39 AM »


 :clap: :clap: :clap:

This is the most glorious cat I've ever seen
I like the idea that he got up there in the first place by doing that.



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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1361 on: June 01, 2012, 11:30:34 AM »


♫ Spider Cat! Spider Cat! Does whatever a spider cat does! ♫




As if bears weren't already completely capable of fucking you up, now they're wielding bo staffs.

Either that, or this is the world's deadliest baton twirler.
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1362 on: June 02, 2012, 12:22:57 AM »
Holy Mother of God...

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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1364 on: June 02, 2012, 03:03:07 AM »


You need to play this at the same time.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/_dnZHea_TI0?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/_dnZHea_TI0?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>