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Mon Aug 29, 2016, 12:59 AM

An 80 million-year-old secret

An 80 million-year-old secret


Before 2000, few people in China – or the rest of the world – had heard of the Rainbow Mountains. Now they are catching the eye of photographers and filmmakers.

- Video at link. -

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160825-an-80-million-year-old-secret

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Rainbow Mountains of China's Zhangye Danxia National Geologic Park (Credit: imaginechina.com) [/center]

Many more images of the Rainbow Mountains, google images:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1262&bih=596&q=rainbow+mountains+china&oq=rainbow+mountains+china&gs_l=img.3..0l7j0i30k1l2j0i8i30k1.1274.8801.0.9100.27.21.0.6.6.0.169.2326.0j16.16.0....0...1ac.1.64.img..5.22.2401...0i10i24k1j0i24k1.uEsI_Ce8ndA#imgrc=_

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Judi Lynn Aug 2016 OP
SunSeeker Aug 2016 #1
Kablooie Aug 2016 #2
progressoid Aug 2016 #3
OKIsItJustMe Aug 2016 #4
colorado_ufo Aug 2016 #6
OKIsItJustMe Aug 2016 #7
marble falls Aug 2016 #9
Judi Lynn Aug 2016 #5
OKIsItJustMe Aug 2016 #8
tsites Aug 2016 #10
OKIsItJustMe Sep 2016 #11

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 02:13 AM

1. Amazing!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 02:52 AM

2. But these colors are wildly exaggerated.

Here is an example of what they actually look like.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 04:33 AM

3. Yeah, people love to over-saturate landscape photos.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 10:37 AM

4. Yes, the unreal blue of the sky should be a give-away that the colors of the landscape are unreal…

Sigh…

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Response to OKIsItJustMe (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 12:02 AM

6. Come to Colorado -

the blue of the sky almost shimmers with energy, almost blindingly blue!

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Response to OKIsItJustMe (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 02:42 PM

9. Not sure altitude has that much to do with it.

You should see Texas skies--same bright blue.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 11:54 PM

5. Who knew there are also Rainbow Mountains in Peru?

The Rainbow Mountains Vinicunca

February 09, 2016 // Posted By: Michelle Vleugels // IN: Nature




It is hard to find, but this natural phenomenon is well worth the search. The Vinicunca Mountain (The Rainbow Mountain) has the colors of the rainbow and we will ensure that your mouth falls open when you see it.

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Every adventurer is looking for undiscovered areas, a place where not everybody has been. Vinicunca Mountain is one of those places that isn’t discoverd by that many travelers yet. Thats also the reason why you don’t find that much information about it. But the pictures speak for themselves: this mountain you should see.





http://www.travellerse.com/latin-america/peru/the-rainbow-mountains-vinicunca.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 11:00 AM

8. Once again, the color seems to be saturated. Note the vibrancy of the clothing in the photo above

This looks a little more realistic:


Isn’t reality beautiful enough?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 31, 2016, 11:10 PM

10. Digital images

I've been a serious photographer since the early 70's and have watched how digital photography has created an illusion in people's minds of what the range of natural colors are. The transition from film to digital brought with it many advantages, but also made it far easier to fake photos (or exaggerate if you want to be kind). Although I shoot digital exclusively now, I miss Kodachrome and some of my best digital prints are from scanned Kodachromes.

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Response to tsites (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 1, 2016, 09:37 AM

11. Kodachrome makes you think all the world’s a sunny day…

Or so I’ve heard…


Sounds kind of like “enhanced reality” to me:
http://www.paulsimon.com/track/kodachrome-7/

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