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Sixten Imgs on December 11, 2011

Very nice! A good angle to beautiful houses: almost abstract but with a lot of interesting details.

Patrick Arnold on December 11, 2011

Yes, these old houses are very impressing. But there was a cable (I think some chain of lights) running from one side of the street to the other, so I spent more than an hour or so just to remove it. :D

By the way, what happened to the panoramio forum? Is it just me, or is it really unavailable for several days by now?

Sixten Imgs on December 11, 2011

Thank you for the comments, Patrick, and for the interesting information about your photo. Now I have to take another closer look to see how you have managed with the cable operation :)

I have not noticed any total block with the forum, only "minor" bugs, but extremely quiet it has been after the big change. I almost hope there is just bad technical problems going on. Otherwise the team will have an enormous job to get all the missing persons back.

Patrick Arnold on December 12, 2011

I took a closer look myself and found the part where the cable had been pretty quickly. It can be found if one knows where to look. :) I'm pretty new to image processing and have not the most expensive software (in fact, I simply use Gimp), so my retouching is far from perfect. Of course, normally people don't know that there was a cable, so it normally is not noticeable after all ;)

Well, now at work the forum is available, and at my home it isn't. I definitely have to check this out tonight. And, yes, this new forum seems to scare off people pretty successfully (which doesn't come as a surprise IMO).

Sixten Imgs on December 12, 2011

It probably took more time than the retouching, but I may have found some evidence now. I do not tell anyone there is something missing :) . Cheers!

Patrick Arnold on December 13, 2011

Thanks a lot ;) Cheers!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 21, 2011
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    by Patrick Arnold
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
    • Taken on 2011/03/11 12:50:36
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 31.84mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash