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10 of the best: nature photographs.

 
 
vonny
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 01:47 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I can't even travel from thread to thread without stumbling! Just posted a comment and picture meant for this thread on a games thread! Oops! Here's goes again ...

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/191/cache/12-wildest-dream-mountain-climb-clouds_19171_600x450.jpg
saab
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 01:48 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I know so about were the paths will lead us.
It is my childhood area even thou it has changed a lot. Ocean straight ahead, to the left the sanddunes - scary a night - and to the right safety.
Even it is not exactly my spot - it is my childhood feelings
vonny
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 01:59 pm
@saab,
Ah yes, Harold Fry travels the 600 miles to Berwick-upon-Tweed - not too far from Hadrian's Wall and my home town. He travels through some beautiful countryside. Google Maps and Internet Explorer do make dreams almost reality, I think. Certainly helped me widen my horizons!
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 02:20 pm
@vonny,
I think I'm adventurous to a point; not "that" adventurous that I would tent at that height from nowhere to spend the evening - at leisure. Mr. Green
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 02:37 pm
@saab,
What gripes me about guide books now - is they show you lots of places in photos (which by definition makes the books more expensive). In part, the large glossy photos kill the surprise of your seeing it yourself for the first time. Not entirely, of course, but it takes an edge off. On the other hand, knowing from childhood what the colosseum looks like didn't break the surprise for me when we walked up the stairs of the metro station and saw it in front of us. And of course, some of us who don't travel now crave photos.

We have had two a2kers who wrote travel guides. One was Clary - I'd have to look up her book or books. She had good threads, wonderful woman. Then there was PaolaL, whom I met on my trip to New York City in 2003. She died not too long after, and knew she was dying when I met her. She was part of an interesting italian family, living in New York and Rome, and I still shy away from explaining more about that since she didn't announce on the boards here herself. I'll pm you if you are interested. There was a guy who wrote archeology thrillers, Aaron Elkins. He only showed up here once, just to ask a question, but it was neat to see him.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 02:41 pm
@saab,
That was a strong photo.
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 13 May, 2013 12:54 am
@vonny,
Isn´t there a song or saying "above the clouds the sky is always blue" ?
What an idea. Camping like that up on the top of a mountain!!!!
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 13 May, 2013 01:08 am
@ossobuco,
I agree - all the too glossy pictures can make you disappointed when you see something in reality. A guide book should show facts. All the wonderful exeptional photos belong in art books.
I used to take pictures on trips myself, but also wrote something about the trip.
As people started to take more and more pictures I started to take less and less and wrote more and more. Now I do not have a camera anymore.
Last Christmas I spent 5 days in a one-hotel place in England. The weather was rather lousy. When I came home I typed 2 1/2 pages about the trip.
Then I e-mail or even better mail the trip report to friends, who seem to enjoy it very much. Especially when it comes as oldfashioned mail.
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 13 May, 2013 02:42 am
@ossobuco,
Please pm - sounds interesting
vonny
 
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Reply Mon 13 May, 2013 03:50 am
@saab,
Svalbard, Norway -

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/420/cache/hornsund-glacier-ice_42014_600x450.jpg
saab
 
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Reply Mon 13 May, 2013 05:41 am
@vonny,
Beautiful picture.
Looked up Svalbard in my old Baedeker. Lots of information and maps. Here and there a small drawing of a place . About Denmark 20 pages and four pictures.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 13 May, 2013 09:13 am
@vonny,
I did the Norwegian Coastal Cruise a few years ago; it's considered one of the world's "most beautiful."

I did the optional tour to North Point, and we visited Hammerfest, the northernmost city of the world. I really loved Trondheim.

I remember doing an optional tour to a German bunker with two huge cannons that went (I think) 50 miles distance. Also learned about Germany's research into nuclear weapons by their development of hard water in Norway.

What can I say about Bergen?
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 13 May, 2013 11:18 am
http://trondheimjens.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/11-4-trondheim-nordlys-adressa-no.jpg
That is Northernlight over Trondheim

As I am reading about a Pilgrim´s Route in England/Scotland I like to add this.
The Pilgrim's Route, (Pilegrimsleden) also known as St. Olav's Way or the Old Kings' Road, was a pilgrimage route to the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, the site of the tomb of St. Olav. The main route is approximately 640 kilometres (400 mi) long. It starts in the ancient part of Oslo and heads north along the lake Mjøsa, up the Gudbrandsdal valley, over the Dovrefjell mountains, and down the Oppdal and Gauldalen valleys to end at the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim.

In Northfield Minnesota is St. Olaf College started by Norwegians.

And a St.Olave Church in London
vonny
 
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Reply Mon 13 May, 2013 12:59 pm
@saab,
Bruneau River System, Idaho -

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/589/cache/bruneau-jarbridge-melford_58919_990x742.jpg
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 13 May, 2013 02:48 pm
@vonny,
This is Zion National Park. My wife and I visited here last May on the National Parks and Canyons Tour.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/2012MAYNationalParksampCanyons2012-05-20004.jpg
vonny
 
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Reply Mon 13 May, 2013 02:59 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Moonlit mountains, Nepal -

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/636/cache/annapurna-nepal-moonlight_63699_990x742.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Tue 14 May, 2013 05:33 am
http://www.free-picture.net/albums/widescreen/green-hills.jpg

Fantastic pictures of Zion National Park and mountains in Nepal.
Sorry to say I prefer hills to mountains and I really like clouds.
I like a day with clouds more than a perfect blue sky - as a rule. There are exceptions.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 14 May, 2013 10:05 am
@saab,
I love to take pictures when there are clouds, because it adds to the "art" of the picture.

However, there is one exception I can think of now. When I flew to Mt Everest, the sky was blue, and the snow was drifting from the top of the mountain - a perfect time and place to take pictures.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/MTEVEREST_topoftheworld.jpg
saab
 
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Reply Tue 14 May, 2013 11:15 am
@cicerone imposter,
Rain and ocean can make wonderful pictures. From my childhood beach
http://cdn1.cdnme.se/cdn/4/741434/images/2010/strand_97259987.jpg
vonny
 
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Reply Tue 14 May, 2013 12:05 pm
@saab,
And this is my childhood beach - a tiny picture, but it gives you an idea of what it's like -

http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/images/g3r91609a.jpg
 

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