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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #140 on: April 03, 2015, 05:22:46 PM »
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« Reply #141 on: May 18, 2015, 10:39:16 AM »
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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #142 on: May 18, 2015, 11:04:06 AM »
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« Reply #143 on: May 18, 2015, 12:23:53 PM »
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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #144 on: May 18, 2015, 08:34:04 PM »
And badly edited into a low res photo of Walmart. I'm not sure what's supposed to be cool about that.
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« Reply #146 on: June 12, 2015, 12:43:10 PM »

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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #147 on: June 19, 2015, 03:13:46 PM »
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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #148 on: June 19, 2015, 04:17:26 PM »
A tree so awesome that it gets a name!

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« Reply #149 on: June 19, 2015, 07:21:13 PM »
That's bad freaking ass.
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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #150 on: June 19, 2015, 09:51:59 PM »
A tree so awesome that it gets a name!

And an awesome name!
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« Reply #151 on: June 20, 2015, 01:15:35 PM »
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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #152 on: September 15, 2015, 02:14:00 PM »
I've heard that in a tornado (or hurricane), winds can be strong enough to put a 2-by-4 through a tree.  Found a few reasonably interesting pictures of such things.  Not seriously cool, but reasonably interesting.




This one looks more like a 2x8, but at least it's a better quality pic:




But first prize goes to this one: a splinter of wood through a concrete curb:




I don't know enough about physics to understand how this happens, since obviously the concrete is much harder than the wood.  The only think I can think of is that the wood is being impaled through it with so much speed and force that it "doesn't have time to break" as it pokes a hole through.

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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #153 on: September 15, 2015, 02:41:04 PM »
But first prize goes to this one: a splinter of wood through a concrete curb:




I don't know enough about physics to understand how this happens, since obviously the concrete is much harder than the wood.  The only think I can think of is that the wood is being impaled through it with so much speed and force that it "doesn't have time to break" as it pokes a hole through.
I'll take a stab at it, but I suspect I'll get shot down by some of the DTF science nerds. You're looking at a tremendous amount of energy being imparted to both surfaces equally. That energy will want to travel away from the point of impact in equal amounts. In the case of the wood and the curb, that means that you had about 6" of cement to absorb that energy as opposed to the length of the board. In this case the back of the curb started to give way while the board was still compressing within its tolerance.

Also, the cement is still stronger than the wood, as evidenced by the splintering that took place. That board was traveling from left to right, and you can see how much of it made it out the other side compared to how much was going in.
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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #154 on: September 15, 2015, 03:11:27 PM »
Holy shit! That's awesome and scary and insane. Never been in or around or near a tornado and god fuckin' damn it I will run like The Flash if I ever see one. Especially after seeing those. Just imagine if one of us was the concrete......ugh.... :eek

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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #155 on: September 15, 2015, 03:18:06 PM »
If I was the concrete then everyone would be a lot better off and happier :lol

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« Reply #156 on: September 15, 2015, 04:54:25 PM »
Nope. But okay.

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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #157 on: September 15, 2015, 05:01:25 PM »
They would. Fact.


But back to cool pictures :)




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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #158 on: September 16, 2015, 05:21:23 AM »
This was the view from my driveway on Saturday night.

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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #159 on: September 16, 2015, 06:29:19 AM »

I don't know enough about physics to understand how this happens, since obviously the concrete is much harder than the wood.  The only think I can think of is that the wood is being impaled through it with so much speed and force that it "doesn't have time to break" as it pokes a hole through.

The Discworld answer would be something like "it happened so fast that, when the concrete realized that it is in fact harder than wood, and therefore the wood should not be able to pierce the concrete, it already had happened, and everyone had to live with the results."

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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #160 on: September 16, 2015, 07:07:13 AM »
:lol  Basically, yeah!


This was the view from my driveway on Saturday night.



Awesome!  I love it when it doesn't just look like a rainbow, but more like the entire sky is basically a lens.  I saw this same effect once when we lived in Maryland.  Driving through some pretty hilly terrain, the sun was behind us but also down in a valley as we climbed the hill away from it, so you got about two-thirds of a circle of "rainbow".  Hard to describe, but it was super cool to see.

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« Reply #161 on: September 16, 2015, 08:13:12 AM »
 :metal


I love when its foggy at night and the moon casts a huge black spherical shadow on the fog. Looks cool as fuck.

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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #162 on: October 03, 2015, 08:15:13 PM »
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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #163 on: October 03, 2015, 09:36:03 PM »
Because of the long exposure time, it doesn't even look real. That's funky!
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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #164 on: October 04, 2015, 12:34:10 PM »
Yeah, really nice picture but it doesn't actually look anything like that. The colors are way too dramatic. When you go there this is what you actually see.


Nevertheless, nice picture and I'd like to see the other fountains there shot in a similar style. I'll also say that's one of the numerous reasons why Ft. Worth is where you head if you want to spend some time out with a camera. All kinds of wonderful stuff to shoot there. I'm partial to the Japanese Garden, myself.
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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #165 on: October 04, 2015, 01:01:00 PM »
 :rollin :rollin :rollin

Fucking hell.. Artsy pictures like that almost irk me sometimes, and that's one of them. I didn't know how different the picture was from reality given that I've never been there but god damn:lol

Cool picture nonetheless, it's just funny.

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« Reply #166 on: October 04, 2015, 05:49:41 PM »
A friend of mine visited Ha Long Bay and Sapa in Vietnam on holiday. A few days later, her facebook status was a complaint about how heavily post-processed and manipulated most pics of tourist destinations are these days, giving you false expectations and potentially setting you up for disappointment.

I can definitely relate.

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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #167 on: October 05, 2015, 02:31:47 PM »
That might be true of some places, but not of this place:


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« Reply #168 on: October 05, 2015, 02:37:44 PM »
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« Reply #169 on: October 05, 2015, 02:52:43 PM »
That might be true of some places, but not of this place:


Yeah, first thing I thought of when reading that comment was Kandersteg, which looks like it might not be too far away from your picture. Even if your expectations are of one thing, that doesn't mean there isn't still amazing beauty to be found. I really wouldn't need Halong Bay to look like something unEarthly to get off pretty hard on the beauty of it all.
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« Reply #170 on: October 05, 2015, 02:55:58 PM »
Isn't that in the Alps? I love mountains! And this thread  :D
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« Reply #171 on: October 05, 2015, 06:13:02 PM »
That might be true of some places, but not of this place:


Because this spot always looks exactly like this? Year-round, regardless of time of day or season or weather conditions?

I think it's just a matter of keeping your expectations realistic, and acknowledging that a lot of the pics you are fed by tourism companies and professional photographers have been taken in perfect conditions and then edited until they are an almost hyperbolic representation of that place.

When I research places to travel, I'll actually seek out the best pictures I can find of the place, and hence are probably not "real"; ones that still look good, but show little if any signs of post-processing, so are probably closer to what the place actually looks like; and absolutely terrible pictures, grainy shitty ones taken in far from ideal weather conditions, so you know what you're gonna get if your luck shits on you.

To use Halong Bay as an example:



versus



versus



or even worse,



If you go in having overfed yourself with pictures of the first type, and don't prepare yourself for the possibility that it won't look just like that, unless you luck out and the conditions are absolutely stunning, you're probably not gonna have a good time.

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Re: Seriously Cool Pictures
« Reply #172 on: October 06, 2015, 06:48:43 AM »
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Yeah, first thing I thought of when reading that comment was Kandersteg, which looks like it might not be too far away from your picture.
Yeah, not far, it's Lauterbrunnen.  (I had to look up Kandersteg).

That might be true of some places, but not of this place:
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Because this spot always looks exactly like this? Year-round, regardless of time of day or season or weather conditions?

Well, here is is with cloud cover.  It was like this last time I visited, and while a bit disappointing, I still found it beautiful.



Those Halong Bay pictures really drive home the point, though.

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« Reply #173 on: October 06, 2015, 06:52:44 AM »
I think I actually prefer the "worst case" for both of those locations, or at least don't like them any less. I find the overly colourful clear blue skies and green grass pretty boring and uninspiring. I like the reality and atmosphere of the cloudy/dank photos. So to me they're still sticking with cool pictures. :tup
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« Reply #174 on: October 06, 2015, 09:38:59 AM »
Where my Grandad lives is the top of a hill by the sea. So when the fog rolls in - you can look out his window and just see the top of the fog for miles and miles  :coolio