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Miss Alaska? Check out this great photo website!

Jul 24th, 2006, 09:05 AM
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Miss Alaska? Check out this great photo website!

I recently stumbled upon this great website of a photographer who has documented all national parks in the U.S. in large format photography. Great shots of national parks in Alaska too:

http://www.terragalleria.com/parks/

Click on the homepage to check out photos of other countries too.
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Jul 24th, 2006, 09:15 AM
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OMG, great photos, JC98! Thanks so much for sharing this site with all of us.

We are going to Yellowstone & Tetons this fall and there are great photos of that area, too.

I have a question:

What are star tracks?

There's a photo of star tracks over the Teton's.
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Jul 24th, 2006, 09:25 AM
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BayouGal, sorry, I don't know what star tracks are. It's not my website. I wish I could take pictures like this person, or even have the time to travel everywhere like they did!

Have fun in Yellowstone & GT! I haven't been there myself (it's on my wish list), so I'm looking forward to hearing more about it from you when you get back.

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Jul 24th, 2006, 09:28 AM
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What a bogus post! I looked at those pictures and didn't see Miss Alaska in any of them. Where is she?

 
Jul 24th, 2006, 09:29 AM
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She's helping Miss Universe - who fainted from wearing such a heavy (albeit skimpy) gown!
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Jul 24th, 2006, 09:32 AM
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Oh, well, maybe someone else will know what star tracks or trails are . . . Starrsville, what about you?
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Jul 24th, 2006, 09:42 AM
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Well, okay then.

I do believe that "star tracks" are created in a photo when the camera in on a tripod, shutter left open, and the film records the movement of the stars - actually, the stars stay still but the camera moves as the earth rotates.

I THINK that is what you are talking about, BG, without actually seeing the photo of course.
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Jul 24th, 2006, 09:49 AM
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Ha! Ha! Neopolitan, gotcha, didn't I?
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Jul 24th, 2006, 09:55 AM
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RE: Star tracks---Starrsville (who should know!) is correct.
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Jul 24th, 2006, 09:57 AM
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That's What Friends Are For plays softly in the background

Thank you, dear Starry girl!
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Jul 24th, 2006, 09:58 AM
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Those photos just don't do her justice. Where is she?
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Jul 24th, 2006, 10:03 AM
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Apparently, that is my area of expertise. Starrs and lightning bugs (fireflies). Not too bad in this lifetime - not too bad at all!
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Jul 24th, 2006, 10:05 AM
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Ahhh, that's so special, Starrsy, but we all want to hear more about those twin peaks!! Is Jorr some sort of expert?;-)
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Jul 24th, 2006, 10:17 AM
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jorr's question reminds me of a real life experience.

College class. Geology. GREAT professor. Basically, we learned everything via a slide show (including the personal history of the professor's two marriages and kids since most of the pictures had photos of family members in them!) Anyway, as we were studying volcanoes and intently focusing on the formations in the photo...

... we ALL realized at the same time that SOMETHING was in the foreground of the picture we were looking at intently. By habit, we had been concentrating on the peaks of the volcanoes that created the Hawaiian islands, when we heard him say "Oh, well, when you've seen one peak, you've seen them all". Perfect timing as he clicked to the next slide - away from a double page photo from Playboy with a topless Hawaiian woman in the foreground.

Perfect timing. He was begged to go back to previous slide - but declined
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Jul 24th, 2006, 10:25 AM
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Great story . . . what a neat guy, huh?! Too bad there aren't more professors like that!
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great pictures!
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