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2012-11-26 02:21:16 PM  
The ice appears blue because it absorbs light from the 'red end' of the spectrum and throws out the blue light

That's why all blue objects appear blue...
 
2012-11-26 02:28:37 PM  
Indeed subby.. I usually travel off the beaten path. Example: La Fortuna, Costa Rica.. I only go south :)

img338.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-26 02:33:26 PM  
I like to go to the most visited tourist attractions on Earth, but I do it ironically. I spent my entire trip to France on the Eiffel Tower, living off waffles.
 
2012-11-26 02:37:12 PM  
Although this is not, as widely rumoured by idiots, a wave frozen while breaking, it is still an incredible phenomenon. 

Fixed.
 
2012-11-26 02:37:41 PM  

sweetmelissa31: I like to go to the most visited tourist attractions on Earth, but I do it ironically. I spent my entire trip to France on the Eiffel Tower, living off waffles.


Since you're a girl you probably wouldn't have to deal with this but waffles are great street-whore defense. While in Barcelona me and a group of guys were stumbling down Las Ramblas at around 3am and all these women kept trying to give us BJs. They wouldn't talk to me though because I was eating a chocolate waffle and when one did ask me to go to her corner or whatever I was like, "Seriously? I'm eating a waffle.. I can't have a BJ -and- eat a waffle."
 
2012-11-26 03:17:54 PM  

xynix: . I can't have a BJ -and- eat a waffle."


I don't know, if I were a guy, that sounds like heaven. No?
 
2012-11-26 05:19:41 PM  

xynix: Indeed subby.. I usually travel off the beaten path. Example: La Fortuna, Costa Rica.. I only go south :)


Its in Antarctica you can't go much more south than that.
 
2012-11-26 05:20:31 PM  
Wow.
Ice.
 
2012-11-26 05:24:09 PM  
Awesome pics but I won't be contacting my travel agent. Too damn cold. That's why I have the intertubes.
 
2012-11-26 05:25:07 PM  
Fortress of Solitude?

Ozimandius' Lair?
 
2012-11-26 05:25:22 PM  

itsdan: The ice appears blue because it absorbs light from the 'red end' of the spectrum and throws out the blue light

That's why all blue objects appear blue...



The ice appears blue, because it is blue.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-26 05:28:01 PM  
Faroe Islands

someday when i take a trip to Europe this will be one of the places I see, and when I retire I may decide to emigrate there assuming money and political situations permit

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2012-11-26 05:29:03 PM  
Pining for the fjords.
 
2012-11-26 05:35:22 PM  

kimwim: xynix: . I can't have a BJ -and- eat a waffle."

I don't know, if I were a guy, that sounds like heaven. No?


Do they have steak-flavored waffles?
 
2012-11-26 05:35:48 PM  
Lago Argentino, Patagonia Argentina:

farm5.staticflickr.com

farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-26 05:37:44 PM  
xynix:
While in Barcelona me and a group of guys were stumbling down Las Ramblas at around 3am and all these women kept trying to give us BJs. They wouldn't talk to me though because I was eating a chocolate waffle

Maybe you're on to something, or maybe they just thought you were gay and your friends were straight...
 
2012-11-26 05:39:40 PM  

xynix: Indeed subby.. I usually travel off the beaten path. Example: La Fortuna, Costa Rica.. I only go south :)


That pic brings back great memories. I lived/worked in Costa Rica for 1/2 year in early 2000's. What a beautiful place....and awesome people too! The experience led me to name my first boat "Pura Vida". Hiking up through the cloud forest to the Poas caldera was one of the most awesome experiences of my life.

t2.gstatic.com 

/not my pic
 
2012-11-26 05:44:22 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

psycho monkey fox
 
2012-11-26 05:45:29 PM  
Pfft. Nothing is obscure on Fark.
 
2012-11-26 05:48:52 PM  
Perhaps what I like best about Fark is the smart/funny titles. This one's title qualifies as neither. That is two so far today that are totally lame.
 
2012-11-26 05:51:21 PM  
That's a lotta ice. Should be able to make plenty of martinis with that.
 
2012-11-26 05:51:29 PM  
Photography question for you farkers...

regaring Lehk's posting of the Faroe Islands: this is obviously done with a long exposure. how is the photo not way overexposed? is there some ISO setting (or film) that allows long exposures during daylight?
 
2012-11-26 05:56:48 PM  

btch_cakes: Photography question for you farkers...

regaring Lehk's posting of the Faroe Islands: this is obviously done with a long exposure. how is the photo not way overexposed? is there some ISO setting (or film) that allows long exposures during daylight?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging

Is my guess
 
2012-11-26 05:58:12 PM  

max_pooper: Lago Argentino, Patagonia Argentina:


Yeah right. Nice try. South America has jungles and rain forests.
 
2012-11-26 05:59:51 PM  
Bai Tu Long Bay in northern Vietnam (I shot this from a kayak):
onelittleworld.zenfolio.com


And for those of you pining for the fjords, here's the Sognefjord and the Limskafjord in Norway:

onelittleworld.zenfolio.com
 
2012-11-26 06:01:23 PM  
Those photos look off a bit. The blue looks much more cerulean than that. And not nearly as transparent.
 
2012-11-26 06:05:53 PM  

SultanofSchwing: btch_cakes: Photography question for you farkers...

regaring Lehk's posting of the Faroe Islands: this is obviously done with a long exposure. how is the photo not way overexposed? is there some ISO setting (or film) that allows long exposures during daylight?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging

Is my guess


That or an ND filter.
 
2012-11-26 06:07:38 PM  
I've been thinking about a trip to Hudson Bay for my obscure trip.

Leave Minnapolis for Winnepeg, then after a day or two, head North to the end of the road.

blog.nwf.org

It's not all that far from here and I could probably do it largely on the cheap.

I could even mingle with the Canadian savages in their native habitat.
 
2012-11-26 06:10:19 PM  
I used to go to Antarctica before it was cool.
 
2012-11-26 06:10:41 PM  
Good work, Slartibartfast.
 
2012-11-26 06:11:34 PM  

skinink: Good work, Slartibartfast.


I told you it wasn't important.
 
2012-11-26 06:13:11 PM  
I don't believe it. not enough FWDs.
 
2012-11-26 06:14:21 PM  

xynix: "Seriously? I'm eating a waffle.. I can't have a BJ -and- eat a waffle."


Once used the "hey, not now. I have a good hand" when playing cribbage.
She never forgave me.
The other guys, never ltet me forget it.
 
2012-11-26 06:17:20 PM  

sweetmelissa31: I like to go to the most visited tourist attractions on Earth, but I do it ironically. I spent my entire trip to France on the Eiffel Tower, living off waffles.


So long as they're warm, living on waffles isn't so bad either.

/Tasty, delicious mattress.
 
2012-11-26 06:29:46 PM  

xynix: sweetmelissa31: I like to go to the most visited tourist attractions on Earth, but I do it ironically. I spent my entire trip to France on the Eiffel Tower, living off waffles.

Since you're a girl you probably wouldn't have to deal with this but waffles are great street-whore defense. While in Barcelona me and a group of guys were stumbling down Las Ramblas at around 3am and all these women trannies kept trying to give us BJs. They wouldn't talk to me though because I was eating a chocolate waffle and when one did ask me to go to her corner or whatever I was like, "Seriously? I'm eating a waffle.. I can't have a BJ -and- eat a waffle."


FTFY
 
2012-11-26 06:33:31 PM  

btch_cakes: Photography question for you farkers...

regaring Lehk's posting of the Faroe Islands: this is obviously done with a long exposure. how is the photo not way overexposed? is there some ISO setting (or film) that allows long exposures during daylight?


If you use film rather than digital, you can get that effect by stopping down the lens and using a long exposure. I don't have a digital SLR, but I imagine it works with a DSLR as well. Set the ASA to 100 and use a small f-stop.
 
2012-11-26 06:34:00 PM  

Lehk: Faroe Islands

someday when i take a trip to Europe this will be one of the places I see,


Kind of amusing to think of the Faroes as Europe, given how far from the mainland they are.

and when I retire I may decide to emigrate there assuming money and political situations permit

Meh, when I think the Faroes, I'm reminded of Berti Vogts leadership of the Scottish football team. We were lucky to draw 2-2 with them under his stewardship.

On the other hand we had a famous victory over Liechtenstein under Craig Levein the other week.

/Levein's gone.
//Move to Iceland, similar epic scenery, and you can choose to live in America or Europe.
 
2012-11-26 06:36:11 PM  
I could tell you where I went on vacation . . but you've probably never heard of it.
 
2012-11-26 06:36:34 PM  
I remember a large local wild animal park outside our main city. You had to drive a few miles to get there, but it was great. All sorts of wild animals in a nature setting, with just fences, and they each had ACRES to roam in. Anyway, there was a 7 mile trail you could hike, and i would do that every saturday. Never saw anyone else on it, and it wound through woods and lakes, and prairie areas that were huge. You would be surrounded by waving wild grains. But my favorite part was in the middle of this grain field, there was this old oak tree..it was farking huge, and all by itself. Must have been 200 years old or older. Just sitting by itself among the grain, with no other trees for acres. Anyway, i used to love sitting under it and having my lunch and just listening to the wind and the random birds.

/I know..cool story bro
 
2012-11-26 06:37:20 PM  
images.wikia.com

/This is where I spent my last vacation
//It was so crowded because it was "Trade Days", a local celebration commemorating the day their trade routes were unblocked, or something, I don't know, I wasn't paying attention
 
2012-11-26 06:43:35 PM  
I quite agree I mean what's the point of being treated like sheep. What's the point of going abroad if you're just another tourist carted around in buses surrounded by sweaty mindless oafs from Kettering and Coventry in their cloth caps and their cardigans and their transistor radios and their Sunday Mirrors, complaining about the tea - "Oh they don't make it properly here, do they, not like at home" - and stopping at Majorcan bodegas selling fish and chips and Watney's Red Barrel and calamares and two veg and sitting in their cotton frocks squirting Timothy White's suncream all over their puffy raw swollen purulent flesh 'cos they "overdid it on the first day." And being herded into endless Hotel Miramars and Bellvueses and Continentales with their modern international luxury roomettes and draught Red Barrel and swimming pools full of fat German businessmen pretending they're acrobats forming pyramids and frightening the children and barging into queues and if you're not at your table spot on seven you miss the bowl of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup, the first item on the menu of International Cuisine, and every Thursday night the hotel has a bloody cabaret in the bar, featuring a tiny emaciated dago with nine-inch hips and some bloated fat tart with her hair brylcreemed down and a big arse presenting Flamenco for Foreigners. And then some adenoidal typists from Birmingham with flabby white legs and diarrhoea trying to pick up hairy bandy-legged wop waiters called Manuel and once a week there's an excursion to the local Roman Remains to buy cherryade and melted ice cream and bleeding Watney's Red Barrel and one evening you visit the so called typical restaurant with local colour and atmosphere and you sit next to a party from Rhyl who keep singing "Torremolinos, torremolinos" and complaining about the food - "It's so greasy isn't it?" - and you get cornered by some drunken greengrocer from Luton with an Instamatic camera and Dr. Scholl sandals and last Tuesday's Daily Express and he drones on and on about how Mr. Smith should be running this country and how many languages Enoch Powell can speak and then he throws up over the Cuba Libres.
 
2012-11-26 06:46:39 PM  
You do, do you, subby? Okay, I dare you to go deep-sea diving at 47°9′S 126°43′W.
You'll see an ancient sunken city where the angles are wrong
You'll see the fourth dimension if you're there very long
Welcome to the conventicle, bring along your pentacle,
else you'll be dragged off by a tentacle...
 
2012-11-26 06:47:38 PM  
I don't have the $$ to travel, subby. Take me with you? I'm well read, educated, and a good conversationalist. I'm also willing to act as your personal valet*

*Copy Pasta
: A valet or gentleman's gentleman is a gentleman's male servant; the closest female equivalent is a lady's maid.

The valet performs personal services such as maintaining his employer's clothes, running his bath and perhaps (especially in the past) shaving his employer.

In a great house, the master of the house had his own valet, and in the very grandest great houses, other adult members of the employing family (e.g. master's sons) would also have their own valets.

At a court, even minor princes and high officials may be assigned one, but in a smaller household the butler (the majordomo in charge of the household staff) might have to double as his employer's valet. In a bachelor's household the valet might perform light housekeeping duties as well.

Valets learned the skills for their role in various ways. Some began as footmen, learning some relevant skills as part of that job, and picking up others when deputising for their master's valet, or by performing valeting tasks for his sons before they had a valet of their own, or for male guests who did not travel with a valet. Others started out as soldier-servants to army officers (batmen) or stewards to naval officers.

Traditionally, a valet did much more than merely lay out clothes and take care of personal items. He was also responsible for making travel arrangements, dealing with any bills and handling all money matters concerning his master or his master's household.

Alexandre Bontemps, the most senior of the thirty-six valets to Louis XIV of France, was a powerful figure, who ran the Chateau de Versailles. In courts, valet de chambre was a position of some status, often given to artists, musicians, poets and others, who generally spent most of their time on their specialized work. The role was also, at least during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, a common first step or training period in a nobleman's career at court.

Valets, like butlers and most specialized domestic staff, have become relatively rare, and a more common - though still infrequent - arrangement is the general servant performing combined roles.
 
2012-11-26 06:52:52 PM  

Lehk: Faroe Islands

someday when i take a trip to Europe this will be one of the places I see, and when I retire I may decide to emigrate there assuming money and political situations permit



Depends on what you like. I had a real itch to live in Northern Europe and moved there in 2000 to live in Cork, Ireland. It was a serious shock the first 6 months. Especially since I was raised in New Orleans and the weather was usually always decent. Ireland presented me with rain from the time I moved there in October until March when it finally stopped raining for a day. Also the hours of light during winter months is very short.. Sunrise at 11am and sunset at 3pm. In the 5 years I moved there it never went above 72 degrees and that was the year that a bunch of Frenchies died because of the heatwave.

I spent a few days in Faroe during the summer in 2003 or so and it was absolutely gorgeous but cold as a witches tit in June. Those pictures BTW are all taken on one day in May where it stops raining. Your real experience will be 300+ days of solid rain + 50 days of mostly rainy. In 2004 we had 11 days of sunshine.

With that said.. The best friends I've ever made in life are Irish and we talk weekly and sometimes daily. I've never met a group of people who welcome you into their lives like they do. Granted it takes a couple years but once you're in you're family. The culture is really awesome but I found myself leaving Ireland for entertainment and food. An hour flight to London almost door-to-door.. and hour and half to Paris, two hours to Amsterdam. That was the real value of living there from a cultural standpoint. Unless you like castles.. A LOT.
 
2012-11-26 06:53:38 PM  

vartian: Although this is not, as widely rumoured by idiots, a wave frozen while breaking, it is still an incredible phenomenon. 

Fixed.


It just befuddles me that the a large percentage of people have not even a basic idea of how....anything works. We got honey boo boss cake pawn wars on TLC though!

/go outside, you know, that place seen on TV
 
2012-11-26 06:55:08 PM  
Aah, Fark, this again? Admins need to get their priorities straight.
 
2012-11-26 06:55:27 PM  

ficklefkrfark: /go outside, you know, that place seen on TV


irony, table of one, your table is ready!
 
2012-11-26 06:55:45 PM  

vartian: Although this is not, as widely rumoured by idiots, a wave frozen while breaking, it is still an incredible phenomenon. 

Fixed.


Seriously. Who could be this stupid? But, but, "email chains and internet forums" have confirmed it...

The amount of suspension of belief it takes for me to understand that depth of stupid exists makes my head hurt.
 
2012-11-26 06:55:51 PM  

buntz: [images.wikia.com image 850x360]

/This is where I spent my last vacation
//It was so crowded because it was "Trade Days", a local celebration commemorating the day their trade routes were unblocked, or something, I don't know, I wasn't paying attention


this is where MY last vacation was

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-26 06:56:55 PM  

Lehk: Faroe Islands

someday when i take a trip to Europe this will be one of the places I see, and when I retire I may decide to emigrate there assuming money and political situations permit


The Kingdom of Denmark wont allow you to immigrate there (or any other part of its realm), so not going to happen.
 
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