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Cool Pictures 11: If You're Cool And You Know It Clap Your Hands

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  1. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Canyons are common in that region of North America because all the parts of the region which are not mountains were once seafloor. Because they were seafloor, they are soft sedimentary rock, or even softer sedimentary-not-quite-morphed-into-rock. That's why what isn't washed away is so remarkably flat.
     
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    My initial reaction on seeing that picture:
     
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    And yet the accompanying news article...
     
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    but how the &!%$£ did they get the materials up there (presumably many, many years ago)?
     
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    My first thought is that it was one of those beasts from Shadow of the Colossus.
     
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    They quarry in place what they can. And the rest goes up on the backs of peasant or slave labor.
     
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    I like the reflection.
     
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    Uuuuugh, that way the pine-needles hold on to the droplet is so satisfying.

    Another old-timey warship. I like how the big ship has a tiny one with its own little steam chimney puffing along.
     
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    Unless you are referring to something I'm not seeing, it's a refraction.

    @trader/warrior ... I see the "colorized photo" marking...do you know how accurate a source they are using for their colors?

    If that's accurate, why in the world was the navy using those colors?
     
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    I can't find any particular reasons for painting the ships white on the hull and that bronze colour on the interior structures, but wikipedia does seem to confirm that some ships at this time of the 1880's to the 1910's were in fact decorated this way. One way is the Great White Fleet journey made in 1907. If all those pictures were also faked to make them white I would be quite surprised. Though it seems the current gray style was in experimentation since the Civil War. Not sure on the other Navies rather than the US. I guess it proves it as a viable alternative though.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_camouflage
    The photos I've posted I'd say are quite realistic and well colorised (by the asian naval blog I can understand absolutely nothing of). So I dunno, they have cool pics and stuff I guess.
     
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    And this was obviously some time before they started experimenting truly with ship camouflage in WW1 and WW2. Which were quite ridiculous in itself.




    Though the finns vs the russians did do quite a good job

     
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    Very cool. After I posted that it did strike me that my "standards" really didn't apply at that time. My instinctive "superstructure is always painted deck gray" is in fact based on aircraft, so didn't matter.

    The "crazy paint" camouflage, by the way, isn't intended to keep you from being spotted, it's intended to break down the silhouette and confuse identification. Spotting things is important, but the next moment you are deciding whether to fight or run so knowing what's out there is really important.
     
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    Also confuse the direction of movement, angle of view, etc. Particularly relevant if you're a deciding where to put a torpedo.
     
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    I think that the bronze superstructure is the most jarring part of the whole picture. That they would end up with this while going to the effort of painting the whole hull white in an effort to camouflage it. I think it must have been a solution of simply giving it the look of the primer and not bothering to give it a layer of paint. It looks damn sexy, but in practilality I just don't get it.

    But from the evidence, that is actually how they looked.
     
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