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thar
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:09:55 AM

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Reading the news, lots of bad stories, bad stuff in the world, so when I saw these films I just wanted to share them because they are beautiful, and make feel free.
Reminder there are beautiful places and the opportunity for anyone to see them (assuming all can access the links). Even when it is dark and cold! Whistle

OK, so one is focussing on his girlfriend and the other is a climbing group, but the drone shots are really cool, I think.
Vimeo videos - click link to watch. I don't know if there are any international access issues.

So, hope you relax, enjoy, take a moment. Maybe add something you want to share
(This is my idea of beauty - but maybe yours is different? Share yours? Applause

Kverkfjöll with aerial film


ring road trip with aerial film





No, I don't work for the tourist board - these were just in the online mag I was reading this morning! Whistle

jacobusmaximus
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:46:12 AM

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This is God's private quarters in the world. Man is an intruder here.

I remember, therefore I am.
taurine
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 5:13:52 AM

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I've watched the first movie and I am speechless now.

J'ai perdu mes amis en Afrique durant la dernière semaine de 2017
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:15:51 AM

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Thanks, thar! Gorgeous scenes.

Here's a short aerial presentation of Helsinki. On the third flight (Kruunuhaka) my birthplace can be seen ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfOTV6-_Cj0


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towan52
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:52:35 AM

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Nice scenery can be over-rated Sick

"Today I was a hero. I rescued some beer that was trapped in a bottle"
FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:53:15 AM

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thar and JJ,

Thanks for the videos. The scenery was awesome, and the plane rides were fun.

I was reminded, in particular, how we are all connected on our little world, each of us living out our lives in the same way, but in our own unique fashion. They made me smile. Thank you.



We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Hope123
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 1:22:43 PM

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Thanks for the videos. Beautiful. It is great to see what the rest of the world is like. There are so many beautiful places on earth.

They reminded me of some First Nations' blessings about the beauty of the earth.

Apache Blessing

May the sun bring you new energy by day,
may the moon softly restore you by night,
may the rain wash away your worries,
may the breeze blow new strength into your being,
may you walk gently through the world and
know it's beauty all the days of your life.
- Apache Blessing

This is the Earth, healed again, growing green and blue.
I want you to remember this exactly as it is,
and then go and tell the people that if enough of us hold this image in their minds,
we can heal the Earth and make it like it was a long time ago.
- Grandfather Rolling Thunder, Cherokee Medicine Elder

You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of our grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground they spit upon themselves.

This we know. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.
- Chief Seattle

The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
Hope123
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:36:47 PM

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Just checked my email - a friend sent me this video which fits right in with this thread.

Remember this song? - we sang it as young folk. We have the same flowers, and birds etc, but not the inhabitant around minute 1:26 to 1:30. Whistle


https://youtu.be/y7OqzUQRxq4



The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 5:35:12 AM

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Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 5:36:35 AM

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will
Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:04:33 AM
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Beautiful scenery and facinating geography. I’ve always fancied a walking holiday in Iceland, I’m going to start saving up.

jacobusmaximus wrote:
This is God's private quarters in the world. Man is an intruder here.

So God favours a home of fire and brimstone?.. that explains a great deal. Think


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thar
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 5:29:26 PM

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I saw some nice stuff, so...Unimaginative, but it seemed more apt to put it here.


National parks from space.
American, but they have enough variety to go round.

Hope you can see it, not all blanked out for copyright.


Crater Lake


Olympic NP



Yellowstone


Grand Canyon


Kenai Fjords


Katmai


Biscayne


Grand Teton


Death Valley


Hawaii



Great Smoky Mountains



Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 4:59:25 AM

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Oh my! Thanks again, thar.


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Hope123
Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:46:13 PM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Oh my! Thanks again, thar.


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A start for an abstract painting?

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jacobusmaximus
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:05:57 AM

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Breath-taking!

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 7:10:55 AM

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Saimaa Lake district, Finland




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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 7:13:39 AM

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And hey, Hope! This is from Canada.




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Hope123
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 10:07:01 AM

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Beautiful, JJ. We both live in some of the most gorgeous landscapes on earth! How lucky we are. And how lucky that we both appreciate what we have!

The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
Hope123
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 4:19:53 PM

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JJ, a friend just posted this pic on FB from Lake Pyramid, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is at the foot of Pyramid Mountain.



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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 7:10:21 AM

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Hope,
you might like this. One of the YLE TV1 short aerial video series to celebrate Finland 100 years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4jqwkHdX9g


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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:47:55 AM

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Continuing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pQWVDxbS6Y


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thar
Posted: Monday, September 3, 2018 9:34:16 AM

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Something very calming about all this landscape stuff. :)

I wasn't sure whether to post this or ignore it, because it is a bit over the top - but it is not a puff piece, just one person's musings, so I guess it is OK
(also risks promoting bad habits - never, never go off-road over mossland, which some tourists will persist in doing even though it is illegal - it takes centuries for the vegetation to recover)
- but it is not the normal touristy stuff - a bit more existential, so I thought why not. Nice and calming.

Photocollection made by a graphic designer (foreigner who moved to Iceland) who likes taking photos with his drone and musing about things.

photo slideshow on a webpage

http://www.wheretreesdontgo.com/

And some of his clips of 'work in progress' for his film project is interesting from a creative standpoint.

And, yes, putting bar through a letter d as if it is a letter eth is very silly - but then he is a graphic designer, not a linguist. :)
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