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July 17, 2006 11:20 AM   Subscribe

300 Miles High
posted by Blazecock Pileon (18 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
very pretty - only wish the "large" sizes were larger.
posted by jonson at 11:28 AM on July 17, 2006


I'll be here Friday.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:30 AM on July 17, 2006


Double, although it was a long time ago and at a different url. From one of our own.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 11:32 AM on July 17, 2006


What the heck is this?
posted by punkfloyd at 11:48 AM on July 17, 2006


See also
posted by thirteenkiller at 11:50 AM on July 17, 2006


I thought it looked familar.
posted by crunchland at 11:51 AM on July 17, 2006


punkfloyd, that question was answered in the previous thread on the subject.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:56 AM on July 17, 2006


What I don't understand is why the scale doesn't seem the same on all the pictures. For example, this image of a hurricane seems to be at a totally different scale than this image of a hurricane.

That said, I don't really care if it's not exactly 300 miles, because it's beautiful. I especially like the one of Cape Cod.
posted by nekton at 12:14 PM on July 17, 2006


What I don't understand is why the scale doesn't seem the same on all the pictures. - nekton

Zoom?
posted by raedyn at 12:43 PM on July 17, 2006


It could also be the angle at which the image was captured, perhaps.
posted by clockzero at 12:44 PM on July 17, 2006


Terrific post.
posted by LarryC at 1:22 PM on July 17, 2006


Amazing images, thanks.
posted by taosbat at 4:37 PM on July 17, 2006


Beautiful pictures, but part of me really wants captions. But captions destroy art so I will kill that part of me for the moment. Sort of...

This is Mt. Everest (north is basically to the left).

Is this Kilimanjaro?
posted by persona non grata at 5:47 PM on July 17, 2006


We sure do live in space.
posted by wigu at 7:55 PM on July 17, 2006


"Is this Kilimanjaro?"
posted by persona non grata

Probably not, too much snow for Kilimanjaro, probably a mountain in South America, like in Patagonia somehwere.

An amazing set of pictures to be sure. I'm surprised there aren't more comments to this great post (even though it is an old double).
posted by Vindaloo at 9:38 PM on July 17, 2006


I never tire of this stuff. Thanks.
posted by yqxnflld at 6:56 AM on July 18, 2006


Amazing pictures...

Amazing lack of knowing what the hell i'm looking at...
posted by Raoul.Duke at 4:28 PM on July 18, 2006


Art or no art, captions would be nice. But yeah, amazing photos!
posted by deborah at 6:11 PM on July 21, 2006


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