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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:21 pm
by Yogi
OK, you may have to download the picture to your PC, and then post it on photobucket or some other picture server.

RIGHT CLICK the picture
Then, "Save image as..."
Pick a place on your computer to save it, such as your desktop.
Then, upload the image to your favorite photo server (photobucket ?)
and finally, post it here :)

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 1:23 pm
by StVandal
Here's what I do.
While in Google Earth, push the "Print Scrn" button, that takes a screen capture.. it transfers the image on your monitor screen to your clipboard.
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Then open Photoshop (I'm sure any other image editing software is relatively similar) and on the top menu bar, go to File> New>
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and that opens a new blank image file. Then press CTRL-V and that transfers the last view you had on your monitor (namely, the Google Earth image you had open) to the new blank image placeholder you had in Photoshop (or whatever image editing software you have).
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(that's a screen capture of me loading a screen capture into photoshop)
Then, after all that's done, go to the "select" tool
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(or whatever tool your imaging software has for selecting part of an image) and select a border around the part of your screen capture image that you want to save.. basically, border only the good bits. Then, with that part selected, press CTRL-C, and open another new image, and press CTRL-V. Then (if you have photoshop you'll have to "flatten image" first) save the file on your hard drive, then go to http://photobucket.com/, start an account, then upload your new image file there.

Ugh.. I'm extremely hungover, so I'm not all that good on the tutorialing today, sorry. :crap:

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 7:18 pm
by mamasmitty
Wow! Thanks for all the help! OK. Follow the white driveway down to the first right. That is my house, the second right is my mothers house, and the third right is my aunts!
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 7:23 pm
by mamasmitty
Here is a zoomed out view. You can see we are sort of an island in the middle of a bunch of apartments and housing complexes. People think we are a park! We catch people walking their dogs in our yard!
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:45 pm
by StVandal
Wow, looks like you're the only non-crunched in houses in the neighborhood..
There's no houses with any speakable property space around here.. we're all packed in here like sardines. Must be nice having a yard!
I guess I could go down to the park if I needed a bunch of trees or grass. (I mean the non-smokable kind.. though I suppose you could get the other kind there, too).

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 6:11 am
by mamasmitty
Ha! Ha! Well, you know, we were here FIRST! We are sitting on what use to be the Black Hawk golf course, created, owned and operated by my grandfather back in the 1930's. The house that my aunt lives in is a cabin he built for the use of a club house! There used to be a lot more land here of course, but my mom and my aunt sold some. Our house sits on 2 1/2 acers and my mom sits on 3 acers. Not sure about my Aunts house. All the rest of the surounding was corn fields! Ahhh...So long ago!

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:56 am
by StVandal
That's right, even Berlin has its own Space Needle.

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Why all the Space Needles? Granted, ours has more of a disky theme going than anyone else's.. and ours is quite a bit smaller, but it's not the size that matters, right?! Anyway, every new Needle I find boasts that IT is the tallest. I think the CN Tower in Toronto is actually the tallest one, but you know those Germans and their inferiority issues..

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 12:53 am
by StVandal
I decided to do an ancient wonders of the world type thing, well, what's left of them. So.. here we go..

#1 The Great Pyramid of Giza.

Here we have the Great Pyramid in the northeast which belonged to Khufu (Cheops), the Pyramid of Khafre in the middle and the Pyramid of Menkaure down to the southwest. If you squint, just below Menkaure's pyramid, there's three more smaller pyramids.. it's somewhat disputed who these belonged to.. some say relatives, but no one knows for certain. There's three more just east of Khufu's pyramid, and though it's now believed these contained relatives of Khufu, they're called the Queen's Pyramids.

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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 1:55 am
by StVandal
#2 The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built sometime around 600 B.C. by the newlywed king, Nebuchadnezzar II. His new wife, Amyitis, was longing for her home which was a lush, mountainous region called Media and so Nebuchadnezzar Jr. built the gardens for her to lounge around in.
Talk about trying to get in good with the wife..

To the upper right in this image shows what they believe to be what's left of the Hanging Gardens and to the left is the river Euphrates. This area is about 50km south of Baghdad

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Added bonus:
#2.5 Tower of Babel.
In the same area is the foundation of the infamous Tower of Babel.. (it's the square shape)

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 8:19 am
by StVandal
#3 The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

The temple of Zeus was completed for the Olympic games in 456 B.C. A famous sculptor by the name of Phidias was chosen to make a 40ft tall statue of Zeus for the temple, the choice being made for his previous works of sculpting massive statues. The Greek historian Pausanias had this to say about it; "On his head is a sculpted wreath of olive sprays. In his right hand he holds a figure of Victory made from ivory and gold... In his left hand, he holds a sceptre inlaid with every kind of metal, with an eagle perched on the sceptre. His sandals are made of gold, as is his robe. His garments are carved with animals and with lilies. The throne is decorated with gold, precious stones, ebony, and ivory."
The statue was moved to Costantinople in 392 A.D. after Emperor Theodosius I of Rome abolished the Olympic games as a pagan rite, and unfortunately, the statue was destroyed in a fire in 462 A.D.
This the area the temple resided in in Olympia, though.

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 8:24 am
by StVandal
#4 The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

The Temple of Artemis also called Artemision in Greek, and Artemisium in Latin (440 BC, at Ephesus (present day Turkey), figured in the classic lists of the Seven Wonders of the World drawn up in Alexandria. It took 120 years to build, and was started by King Croesus of Lydia. Scarcely anything remains at the site (marked with a red dot).

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 8:47 am
by StVandal
#5 The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

In 353 B.C. King Mausollos of Caria died, leaving behind his heartbroken widow (and sister!), Artemisia, to build a monumental tomb. Nothing worth mentioning happened during Mausollos' reign, only the construction of his tomb is of note. And the fact that he married his sister.
The tomb was massive, but it wasn't its size that was remarkable.. it was its beauty. It was so stupendous that we still call the elaborate tombs where we lay our dead to rest Mausoleums, after Mausollos.
The Mausoleum was untouched when the city fell to Alexander the Great in 334 B.C. and still undamaged after attacks by pirates in 62 and 58 B.C.. It stood above the city ruins of Halicarnassus (now called Bodrum) for some 17 centuries. Then a series of earthquakes shattered the columns and sent the stone roof crashing to the ground. By 1404 A.D. only the very base of the Mausoleum was still recognizable. The site is marked with a red dot (low resolution).

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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 4:17 am
by StVandal
I've decided to discontinue the 7 ancient wonders tour because everything but the pyramids and the hanging gardens were really low resolution and you couldn't see anything of the areas anyway.. so on to the next geographical oddities!

PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 4:52 am
by StVandal
When watching for Wales, who expects to see a horse? Sorry, that was bad. This leaping horse carving is right between the Welsh towns of Nelson, Gelligaer and Ystrad Mynach. Good luck pronouncing that last one unless you know some Gaelic!
Anyway, I thought it was pretty neat, so here you go!

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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 5:13 am
by StVandal
This is what happens when you get a country that drives on the left connecting with a country that drives on the right. Sure, you could save a lot of space by just elevating one roadway over the other to do the switcharoo, but that wouldn't be nearly as fun, eh?
This is the Lotus Bridge on the former China/Macao border.

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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 12:12 pm
by Sarah
Come on Vandal, it's been a while. More pics!

PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 2:55 pm
by StVandal
I didn't quite run out yet.. there's always something to be seen. I just haven't been messing around with the GE lately.

PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 3:01 pm
by StVandal
Here's something really odd. Now, if this face were on Mars I'm sure conspiracy nuts would be going crazy about it. Nature can do some pretty wacky things.. get a planet big enough, and you're liable to end up with nature carving something that looks somewhat man-made looking.
This image of an American Indian's head in Alberta, Canada is uncannily manufactured-looking, but it's actually natural. Weird.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 7:38 am
by StVandal
The Brussels World’s Fair was held from April 17th to October 19th, 1958, and hosted more than 42 million visitors. It was the first major world exposition after WWII; the previous world’s fair had been held in New York in 1939, when the German troops were invading Poland.

The Brussels World’s Fair, more commonly called Expo 58, was certainly one of the most representative international events of the '50s. It symbolized a democratic desire for peace between nations, faith in technical progress (despite fears about the atom bomb) and optimism about the future of a modern world that promised to enhance people’s lives.

The building featured in this screenshot, the "Atomium", was built for the 1958 Expo. This building is bigger than it looks.. It's 334.6. ft. high and the spheres have a diameter of 59.0 ft. Hmmph.. and all we got is a big aerodynamic needle with an overpriced restaurant at the top.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:46 am
by StVandal
This is the infamous Westlake drawbridge, just south of the UW (University of Washington). I loathe having to cross this bridge, as it always seems to be stuck in one position; uncrossable. Seriously, I swear they'd put the damn thing up if there was a tall guy in a kayak coming down the river. I'd throw things at the control tower, but that'd probably just startle the operator into putting the bridge up further.
Here's the bridge in its favorite position. Fancy that.

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