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Keep Panoramio Alive: Sign the Petition [http://tinyurl.com/pdbzfqe] As Joaquín, Jose and Eduardo state: "For nine years Panoramio users have been carefully taking, selecting, sharing and manually geolocating 80 millions of photos for countless hours."..."They gave Google the right to display their photos in Earth and Maps. It is fair to ask Google to keep the Panoramio community alive in exchange." That says most of it. More though, Google Views, without the Panoramio community, can only become yet another Google product offering further 'marketing opportunities'. I've not geolocated more than 700 images to generate profit for Google and its shadowy partners. I've done it for myself and for other people, i.e. the Panoramio community. If the Panoramio community is 'pulled' then, like Hans Sterkendries (70,0000 images), I will pull my photographs.

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Beautiful. Thanks Mike

Very nice photo.

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Greetings l.siska

Ah, yes...many thanks, Shutterbugg. I'm afraid stenerik's comment was lost to the mists of time (appropriate to the area). Back in 2008, my knowledge of the area was decidedly sketchy (on naming the image) and my mind probably elsewhere.

However, being a stickler for placement and having subsequently tried (in vain) to clean up images of the central CBD, buildings in Beijing, and geese in a pond in Malaysia littering the Cape Point area, I very much appreciate the correction.

That was back in the day of the Canon A520. I since graduated to a 6MP S3 IS and then swapped to Nikons for DSLRs, a D60 and, as of a couple of years ago, a D7000. I've been back many times, but I've not yet taken a decent shot of Vondeling Island.

Time to return...

Keep Panoramio Alive: Sign the Petition [http://tinyurl.com/pdbzfqe]

As Joaquín, Jose and Eduardo state: "For nine years Panoramio users have been carefully taking, selecting, sharing and manually geolocating 80 millions of photos for countless hours."..."They gave Google the right to display their photos in Earth and Maps. It is fair to ask Google to keep the Panoramio community alive in exchange."

That says most of it. More though, Google Views, without the Panoramio community, can only become yet another Google product offering further 'marketing opportunities'. I've not geolocated more than 700 images to generate profit for Google and its shadowy partners. I've done it for myself and for other people, i.e. the Panoramio community. If the Panoramio community is 'pulled' then, like Hans Sterkendries (70,0000 images), I will pull my photographs.

Keep Panoramio Alive!

http://www.change.org/p/google-google-keep-the-panoramio-community-alive

Absolutely stunning shot, Mike! Love the ultra wide angle perspective and early morning angle and warmth of the light.

Great work!

mysterious, güzell

Wonderful aspect!!!

Excellent exposure!

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