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velocicarpo

« on: November 17, 2011, 18:19 »
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Luc Besson and one of the greatest aerial Photoqraphers worked together:

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RacePhoto

« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 19:15 »
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1000: This year goes down as one of the most pronounced states of hysteria over the return of *. All members of society seemed affected by the prediction that Jesus was coming back on Jan 1, 1000 AD. There really weren't any of the events required by the Bible transpiring at that time. The magical number 1000 was primarily the sole reason for the expectation. During December 999 AD, everyone was on their best behavior; worldly goods were sold and given to the poor, swarms of pilgrims headed east to meet the Lord at Jerusalem, buildings went unrepaired, crops were left unplanted, and criminals were set free from jails. The year 999 AD turned into 1000 AD and nothing happened.

1300: The Little Ice Age. Summers were rainy, winters cold, and in many places temperatures were too low for grain crops to mature. Famines and epidemics raged, and average life expectancy dropped by 10 years. In Germany, thousands of villages were abandoned and entire stretches of land depopulated.

1836: Millennium begins; Johann Albrecht Bengel (1687-1752) divided 666 by 42 (months) and came out that each month = 15-6/7 years. Came up with date using this formula.

1896: Svante Arrhenius, the father of the greenhouse effect, would be called a heretic today. Far from issuing the sort of dire predictions about climate change which are common nowadays, the Swedish physicist dared to predict a paradise on earth for humans when he announced, in April 1896, that temperatures were rising -- and that it would be a blessing for all.

1953: David Davidson wrote a book titled "The Great Pyramid, Its Divine Message". In it, he predicted that the world would end in 1953-AUG.

1960s: When temperatures plunged unexpectedly once again in the 1960s, many meteorologists were quick to warn people about the coming of a new ice age -- supposedly triggered by man-made air pollution.

1970's: The Population Bomb began with this statement: "The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. At this late date nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate ..."

1992: Greenpeace International conducted a survey of the worlds 400 leading climatologists. Greenpeace had hoped to publicise the results of that survey in the run-up to the Rio summit, but when they completed the survey, they gave very little publicity to its results. In response to the survey, only 15 climatologists were willing to say they believed in global warming, although all climatologists rely on it for their employment.

2000: Another Millennium, grave predictions, fear, and of course, nothing happened.

Now we have "climate change" which apparently has been going on for billions of years.

2012 is right around the corner. Someone come back in 2013 and please add "I told you so."  :)

Some Facts:

According to climatologists the Earth is actually in an Ice Age cycle that fluctuates between warm and cold periods.  Right now we are in what is called an interglacial period the warm time in between the much longer and colder ones.  If the record of ice ages is accurate and consistent then its due to get very much colder in the next few thousand years maybe starting tomorrow.

In fact, we've only got a billion years left before the slowly expanding sun boils off the oceans and reduces our planet to an uninhabitable cinder...

OK my point? Don't Panic! Take pictures, make illustrations, don't worry, be happy.

velocicarpo

« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 19:29 »
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Are you ok? A little dizzy maybe?

RacePhoto

« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 19:33 »
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Are you ok? A little dizzy maybe?

Yeah that and my computer and DSL is way to slow for such a big file, that long. I started to watch it and maybe if I'm out at a hotel with real high speed, I can see the rest. Looked good so far. Like the one from the space station, we sure have some amazing new video being produced and it's not all fake special effects, it's real.

400 billion years and we tiny humans have managed to screw up the whole planet. I presented the short timeline as something to balance the repeated gloom and doom and destruction that we have been led to believe will be ending it all, any day now. Point is, we're not the cause of all of this (maybe some of it) and we're in a period between ice ages, which historically has been recorded by the same people moaning about global warning and climate change. Fortunately people are also repairing some of the damage like pollution in the water, which was a bigger problem than climate only 30 years ago. Imagine Lake Erie a "dead lake" it almost was. Stopping some of the destruction and restoring is an ongoing effort. Preservation is forever.

There has always been climate change, there always will be. There was an ice age in 1300! It's going to get warmer again. And if anyone here lives long enough, it's going to get colder again. The cycle is recorded and documented.

(error corrected: not 400 Billion, it's 4!) I must have been confusing the Devonian era or when Gondwanaland was at the South Pole. That was 400 Million years ago. Oops!

Amazing video...
« Last Edit: November 19, 2011, 10:54 by RacePhoto »

« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 20:25 »
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400 billion years and we tiny humans have managed to screw up the whole planet.
The current universe is about 12-14 billions old, our planet a bit more than 4 billion. Either you got confused by the subscription model or you count at least 20 pulsating (big bang, expansion, contraction, big bang...) universes in a row. Whatever, it's time to hit the sack  ;D
@Velo: thanks for the astonishing movie.

« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 20:34 »
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Nice video nevertheless  ;D

Heard about it, but never seen it before! Everybody should watch it!

« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 21:10 »
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400 billion years and we tiny humans have managed to screw up the whole planet.
The current universe is about 12-14 billions old, our planet a bit more than 4 billion. Either you got confused by the subscription model or you count at least 20 pulsating (big bang, expansion, contraction, big bang...) universes in a row. Whatever, it's time to hit the sack  ;D
@Velo: thanks for the astonishing movie.

Thanks velo. Pete is from the land before time maybe. Zeros are nothing add some for free.

rinderart

« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2011, 17:25 »
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Thank you,Thank you,Thank you. brilliant production.

« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2011, 22:00 »
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brilliant production
I was looking at those fantastic stabilized helicopter shots that must have been made with a very strong tele, at least some (the farmers for instance). I wonder what equipment they used. I have been once in a heli above the Grand Canyon and the thing vibrated like hell, not to mention the terrible turbulence at low altitude. You can get rid probably of small amplitude vibrations, but not of high amplitude turbulence.

« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2011, 22:39 »
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From what I understand, stabilized shots in aircraft use steady-cams with built-in gyroscopes.


 

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