Imagine This in Australia and Across the Entire Globe

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Nero Egernia, Feb 17, 2018.

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  3. Would love it, but it'll probably never happen.

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  1. Stompsy

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    Horrible shots but the sky can be incredible!
    This one was taken from my back deck as a storm was rolling in off the bay.
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    This was taken from the train on my commute to work one morning. Even though it’s an awful picture, I couldn’t resist because I’d never seen a sunrise that colour before.
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    nice pics young fella,they might'nt be "properly framed"but they are still great shots you should be proud of
     
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    On the galaxy, in camera mode swipe to the left, brings all the camera modes up - click pro.. when you learn what all those extra buttons do and which order to change them the photos you take will be 100% more "professional" .

    Definetely takes a great photo in auto tho
     
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    Cheers for the tip man! I'll give it a crack!
     
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    Thank you everyone for the pictures, I see a few 10's. Sometimes its easy to get caught up with the stresses of live. Looking at the sky reminds me to be thankful for all there is.
     
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    All photos have been resized well below the original quality. But a quick few I found taken from my phone:) 20171113_073823-1612x1209.jpg waytawork2.jpg skyaussieday1.jpg 20171023_105336-2016x1512.jpg 20130415_055541-1632x1224.jpg 20150420_133903-1632x918.jpg
     
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    Looking at the sky reminds me that we need to take care of everything beneath it.
     
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    did you watch on Saturday his new masterpiece Blue Planet 2 it was amazing
     
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    Doesn't have that effect on Me, causes a great deal of wonder and thought... questions like who else/what else is out there beyond the blue... who else/what else walks among us that we're unaware of. Looking at the sky, whether in broad daylight or under stars, I always have the same 3 words run through my mind... "we're not alone."
    Might have something to do with Toowoomba being renowned as the paranormal capital of Austrralia. I have seen some out there stuff lol

    There's a good doco on Netflix called Australian Skies for anyone interested in that sort of thing. Done by Damian Nott, one of Australia's leading authorities on UFO's etc.
    Here's the trailer.
     
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    No, I don't think I have any rainbow photos. I've only dabbled in landscape photography a little bit, mostly when I was a kid. Most of those photos have been lost.

    I got Planet Earth II on DVD. Good to know that they've done a sequel to the Blue Planet. Looks like I'll have another awesome series to add to my collection.

    I think that's the ultimate message. The natural world is beautiful and awe-inspiring. We need to protect it before it's lost forever.
     
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    Greening cities is one thing but in my opinion you hit the nail on the head in acknowledging that we need to retain what we can of the natural world. It does not matter what it looks like, be it rainforests to heathland scrub to arid hummock grasslands or whatever natural environment, no matter if our eyes find attractive or otherwise.

    Greening cities is a positive thing but one needs to be realistic about what can actually be done. Singapore was originally a full-on tropical rainforest ecosystem so they have a plethora of showy plants to choose from in greening their city state. This is not the case with the vast majority of Australian cities. There is also the cost of implementing such a project and the on-going costs of maintaining it. Singapore derives a highly significant portion of its economy from tourism, sufficient to warrant such undertakings. Last year, for example, the number of tourists visiting this independent state was treble the number of local residents.

    The thing that really stuck in my mind as truly significant whilst watching the video. was their having planted two million trees. Now that is what I call genuinely greening a city and something Australian cities could emulate to a greater or lesser degree, rather than trying to implement the showy structures designed to attract and hold the interests of tourists.
     
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