Hiva Oa, Marquesas

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (14)

Joe Gattuso on September 10, 2007

Someone suggested I move this photo? What's wrong with the current position?

Joe Gattuso on October 15, 2008

Thanks very much. I'm glad you like the photo. When I took that picture I thought it looked just like what you'd expect the South Pacific to look like from posters and photos. I almost wondered if it was too common to be interesting! I'd be glad to share larger resolution version for you to use on your desktop. I could send it to you via email (either you can post yours or I will post an address to which you can write), or I can try posting the hi res version here or on another photo sharing site. Just let me know!


Joe Gattuso on October 25, 2008

I had never heard of Caedes before. Interesting site. I'll need to check it out some more. It looks like it isn't so simple as just posting! I hope to spend time with it soon. If you get tired of waiting, please let me know!

Joe Gattuso on October 27, 2008

I've tried some things to get more people to look at my photos, like using lots of tags, but I don't think that works very well. I think sometimes it's just a matter of there being tiny writing that may not be legible without clicking into the photo or tiny people who may or may not be wearing clothes! (:-) Sure, you say, but how else do you explain that your most popular photo has tiny people? And your second most popular are writings? Combine that with some suggestive tags and you might become very popular!)

But I'm sorry to say that you are basically right. My one South Dakota photo isn't all that popular, even though it's one of the few in that area and comes up on Google maps, not just GE. Try typing "White River, SD" into Google maps and see what you get. My most popular photos simply seem to be ones that people hear about and either wouldn't go there (e.g. Baghdad) or want to go there (e.g., Tahiti). I'm almost surprised you found the Marquesas photo because it it's off by itself in the ocean.

Someday I'll find the photos from my one visit to ND and I'll post those too.



Joe Gattuso on October 28, 2008

You check for that too???!! Ha! I thought that was a guy thing!! You are right that I've been lucky to see those places. Are you a traveler? GE is the best way to get a sense of how places fit together short of being there. Are you a traveler at heart? Will you get the chance? -- Joe

Joe Gattuso on October 29, 2008

You definitely have travel in your blood. You really go around! Maybe you can post some old travel photos to Panoramio. And do you keep in touch with any relatives in England?

Train trips are great. Why don't you take the Amtrak out of Fargo sometime?

Joe Gattuso on October 30, 2008

Good memories; I hope you can take that trip. I didn't know that is the same train that comes (here) to DC. I've heard vaguely of various tours but never considered them seriously so haven't looked at the details. It would be great to have lots of time and money to do that.

Joe Gattuso on October 31, 2008

I imagine!

Joe Gattuso on January 28, 2009

Well, I finally uploaded this photo on Caedes. I put it under "Photographs -- Shorelines." (My user name there is jgattuso). I didn't see the a requirement I remembered to review other photos before uploading.

I wrote a flowery description and described the photo as "reminiscent of the classic views of a South Pacific paradise, with the silhouette of a single palm tree framing golden clouds above the sea."

There's some bad news to go with the good news, though. When I pulled up the original photo today, I discovered that I had taken the same shot twice, once in low res and once in . . . not so high res! Unfortunately, the one I posted here on Panoramio is already the higher resolution of the two. I don't know why I would take one at emailable resolution and the other only a little higher. It may have been because I had just bought my first digital camera before this trip and didn't realize the importance of shooting larger. Or I simply made a mistake. It looks OK to me on Caedes, though. Maybe it will work as a screen saveer. Please let me know if it's useable!

Joe Gattuso on January 29, 2009

Update: Following the hint given on Caedes, I uploaded the photo there a second time, in .png format, a little sharper, and without a piece of another palm tree that looked like a blotch. Now it appears here.

Joe Gattuso on February 2, 2009

I guess it was big enuf! The file got bigger when I did those edits and saved it as .png, but I don't see how that could have made it clearer. I'm just glad that the format I took it in (and the other one) is large enough for a screen saver.

You must have posted this comment just as I was writing my reply to your message at Caedes, which I saw just as I was leaving work early. Did you get my reply?

Sorry I won't be seeing your pix of the 30 inches of snow. I guess it would have been a lot of white. Now it's a lot of grey or brown, I imagine. Minus 6 now? What was it in the cold snap??

SorgS on August 23, 2009


SorgS on August 23, 2009

нихера не видно россию!!!!!

Joe Gattuso on August 23, 2009

If there's any place in Russia that looks like this, I'd like to know about it!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 18, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Joe Gattuso
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S400
    • Taken on 2003/06/03 16:52:51
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 7.41mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash