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Some digital photos taken with Sony DSC-H1 digital SLR camera, except for photo scans and panos. Photo scans of film-based photos taken with Nikon F1 or F2 with Tamron 2.8-5.6 lens. Photos after May 2010 use Promaster wide angle adaptor (.7X) for Sony DSC-H1 and with (or without) Hoya Moose Warm (81A) circular polarizer. Some newer photos, incl. panos are taken with a Fujifilm AX300, you can tell by the bluer hues and lack of filtering, I tried to compensate in post-processing, but the camera is still very blue-ish and lacks depth.

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Wolfgang. Perhaps I'm a purist, but to me Google Earth should be reserved for views of the Earth, from outside man-made edifices. Especially superstores like Wal-Mart, which I think everyone here in America have seen more than enough of. I have, indeed, criticised the selectors at Google Earth for many more than this photo. I see many photos on Google Earth that violate their own policies. I'm dumbfounded why GE has become such a mess photographically in just the last year, but perhaps it's because Panaramio is no longer run by it's founders, but instead is ran by Google. Perhaps they don't care about the rules any longer, but if they don't, then why have any at all? Sorry if I came off half bent. Thanks! radiocowboy10

That's an old Kirby! Worth fixing and using!

This is part of the original Transcontinental railroad. One can follow the original road bed for several miles on Google Earth. The pilings shown here are classic "flood plain" style trestle work. They raised the track a bit so the iron rails wouldn't react with the water and salt. Not only that, but they probably weren't sure how deep the water could get out here during a flash flood, hence, I believe, the side baffling. Steel rails, which came a few years later, were tougher against corrosion. This is a fascinating picture, thanks for sharing!

It's called a "Whistle Post". The train's engineer was to blow the two longs and a short when reaching this marker, all the way to the crossing which is usually within 1/4 mile of the marker.

Hi, it wasn´t closed yet in 2005, but the owner said he would give up. We have been there twice (1999 and 2006)driving the US40 in both directions. You are right, the guy was nice.

Though this photo's position has been disputed because of the location name, it should be noted this is the exact spot where this photo was taken. I endeavor to make sure all my photos posted on Panaramio are placed in the position where the photo was taken. Yes, Pinehurst is well north of here, but note, too that this region is called Pinehurst as well. There is even a Pinehurst Resort not more than a couple of miles from where this picture is taken. Pinehurst is the placename given for this area of the valley where the Salmon River runs through according to my Delorme mapping software. It is not misplaced.

Thanks D. My mapping was way off on this one. Since Google Earth doesn't show river names, it was easy for me to confuse. This was my first trip to Canada. I've corrected the title.

Thanks so much! You're very kind. :)

Wonderful sea landscape! LIKE! Greetings from Ukraine. Yuri.

Hello,exquiusmi pleease, may inglis is very very littel;iam spain woman, may mother are in Rapy City in 1960, in seven strepp, one year and ¿yous can help photografys of 7 streep and panoramit of Rapy sity? cenquiu very mach.Muchas muchas gracias. Please in spain

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