Where did they launch this capsule full of concrete from, Vandenburg?
This is really trippy. I wish I'd thought of the idea.
Xcman thank you for your comment.
I got that factoid from Halaas and Masich Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent – Caught between the Worlds of the Indian and the White Man (2004). I thought it was pretty funny. Incidently, I was back at Bent's Old Fort about a month ago (June 2009) and jokingly asked a ranger about George living in a tipi when he was a kid. The ranger said maybe/probably he did and it was like moving to the suburbs where everything was clean and airy, compared the squalid, crowded and unsanitary conditions inside the walls.
I think it's a shame that none of your excellent closeups of butterflys in Michoacan were selected for G-E. Especially since several from other people in Pismo Beach, California were accepted.
Why don't you ask for them to be reviewed again?
Dan: Thanks for this picture. It allowed me to find the location of a picture my father shot in the Autumn of 1941. I've uploaded his picture to Panoramio near yours and it should be accepted for G-E probably by mid-August. We'll see. Thanks again for a great picure.
I can't believe I found this photo online. I have one from my Dad & there are some names on the back. My Dad is the 2nd man standing. John Gilbert Winner. His left arm was amputated below the elbow. He was one hell of an artist. Do you have any information on him?
Kathleen Geyer (Winner)
Correction: The limestone natural bridge in the Coast Range is a few miles SOUTHEAST of Hayfork, California.
With a cloud streaming from its 8848m peak, Everest is more than a kilometer higher than Nuptse which appears to be the higher mountain in this view.
Over on the left at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall are the coloured tents of Everest Base Camp. Unfortunately, they are hard to see in this compressed JPG version of the mosaic.
Prominently on the right on the horizon is Ama Dablam. The Khumbu Glacier is retreating below you. Several mini-glaciers descend from the cliffs of Nuptse.
All Everest climbers detour up here to the top of Kala Pattar at 5554m to see this view on their way to base camp.
It is the best view in the world.
What makes a mosaic like this better than a single wide angle photograph - and makes the additional trouble worthwhile - is that each telephoto shot is individually focussed. The whole picture is in focus (except where I messed up over on the right).
Gorak Shep was only two stone huts in 1990. Judging from the later pictures it seems to have become quite prosperous.