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Beautiful Sceneries

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Zhuge_Liang, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. MOTH

    MOTH Emperor

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    Mauna Kea Sunset (Maui can be seen sticking out of the clouds on the right)


    Lake Messalonski; Oakland Maine



    Kilauea



    Maui North Shore (seen through lava window)



    All photo's taken by me and copyrighted by me.
     
  2. Zhuge_Liang

    Zhuge_Liang The greatest strategist

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    Nice hawaiian photos!
     
  3. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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  4. Zhuge_Liang

    Zhuge_Liang The greatest strategist

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    Where's that philippe?
     
  5. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    Flanders. Don't know where exactly, on a bicycling route
     
  6. Zhuge_Liang

    Zhuge_Liang The greatest strategist

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    Flanders? Where's that?
     
  7. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    Northern part of Belgium
     
  8. Zhuge_Liang

    Zhuge_Liang The greatest strategist

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    Belgium = catholic

    Netherlands = protestant

    am I right?
     
  9. Kozmos

    Kozmos Jew Detective

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    In my pedophile days, I'd say I would hit that.
     
  10. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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  11. El Koeno

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    Well, not all of the Netherlands are protestant (the south is catholic). But yes, very roughly speaking your statement holds some value.
     
  12. oagersnap

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    Images by my brother.
     
  13. Rossiya

    Rossiya Fridge Magnet Porn

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    At the top of a mountain.

    Spoiler :
     
  14. Zhuge_Liang

    Zhuge_Liang The greatest strategist

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    Nice photos for all of you...

    I wish my camera be fixed sothat I can take pictures.
     
  15. Ecofarm

    Ecofarm Deity

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    Here are some photos from Kenya, that I took with a crappy digital camera that was for research purposes, not photography...

    Embu


    Mt. Kenya


    North Kanja


    More North Kanja (the monoculture is tea, their cash crop)


    Lake Elementaria


    The Masai Mara (Northern tip of The Serengeti)






    A beach south of Mombasa



    Sorry resizing them is beyond me, I hope you enjoy anyway.
     
  16. aslindy

    aslindy Barely visible

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    For an easy way to resize the photos, check out Irfanview.

    www.irfanview.com

    It's free. :goodjob:

    It opens all kinds of graphics files, and even allows you to save them as whatever kind of graphic file you want.

    You can easily resize your pictures to, say, half what they are now.

    Amy
     
  17. Zhuge_Liang

    Zhuge_Liang The greatest strategist

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    Nice photos! Reminds me of my province...
     
  18. El Koeno

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    Cool, what kind of research was it, if I might ask?

    (I'm looking for thesis research options in Africa myself)
     
  19. Zhuge_Liang

    Zhuge_Liang The greatest strategist

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    Me too. Can U tell us?
     
  20. Ecofarm

    Ecofarm Deity

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    Agro-ecology. Subsistance agriculture in tropical mountains. It was research for my masters thesis (Msc International Environmental Science, Lund University, Sweden). I later returned for independant research during my Phd (UF). I plan to return again, within the next 6 months, for dissertation research.

    I quantified labor by gender and farm inputs by type. I then quantified harvest (of vegetable crops near the house, cash crops in the field, and hardwood used for construction and cooking). I lived and worked with a household in the village for some time, allowing both interview and participatory research. I conducted meetings with village heads as well (they were very hospitable and cooperative). I looked at time/person to plant, weed, harvest, sell, and store. This allowed me too look at the system economically, socially, and environmentally. Although most of my research took place in North Kanja (just south of Mt. Kenya), I also spent nights in several other farming villages to get a national overview of the situation. I then modelled the system and drew conclusions about causation (household, local, national, and international). I wish I could link you to my thesis, but I'm sorry, I just don't want my real name out. If your clever, you can find it anyway. Just don't stalk me or use my real name in the forum, please :)

    My research (my primary interest in this world) is the origion of my nickname.

    The photos from Masai Mara and Tiwi Beach were my personal excursions, via hitch-hiking with my guide that I acquired through personal (classmate) contacts and econo-bus, respectively. After Tiwi Beach, I went west into Tanzania (crossing the border with a guy I met at the beach... at night... getting stuck in the border town... he had gear with him to climb Kilomanjaro... what a story - for another time. I was trying to get a look at Kilomanjaro (I still can't spell it proper?), but it was cloudy those couple of days, so I figured now was not the time for us to meet and headed north to Nairobi (from Arusha) via cheap transportation.

    All of this I did by myself. I was not attached to any institution or NGO. It was independant research and (some would say) crazy travelling. I had a couple contacts from friends in my masters class (it was international - 40 students from 23 countries, 1/2 female) and was fortunate to be welcomed by the Kenya Institute of Organic Farming, where Mr. Njoronge provided me a dorm room to use as my 'home base'.

    If you are interested in doing agricultural research in Kenya, I can hook you up with KIOF (a really great grass-roots organization - and very safe/well-respected throughout the country and even region), the director will pick you up at the airport, and only asks ~100 dollars to stay with his (12 acre) school for a month (including food) and he will hook you up with villages (via his students) if you would like to do research outside of his farm/school - send me a PM. In fact, you don't even need to be doing official research and you can do these things, if you want. I also took the opportunity to give lectures at both KIOF and Kenyatta AgTech University.
     

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