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(Daily Mail)   The U.S. Department of the Interior posts stunning pictures of its exterior   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 37
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2013-07-14 12:45:18 PM  
Those would be excellent pictures at full resolution and unencumbered by Instagram filtering/limits.
 
2013-07-14 01:24:14 PM  
Been to a lot of those places myself, like Avalanche Lake in the Glacier National Park.
 
2013-07-14 01:54:34 PM  
All I see are natural resources that aren't being exploited.
 
2013-07-14 03:02:38 PM  

cmunic8r99: Those would be excellent pictures at full resolution and unencumbered by Instagram filtering/limits.


This.
 
2013-07-14 03:04:56 PM  

cmunic8r99: Those would be excellent pictures at full resolution and unencumbered by Instagram filtering/limits.


And we're done here
 
2013-07-14 03:07:31 PM  
Ice cave was cool.
 
2013-07-14 03:11:23 PM  

Mentat: All I see are natural resources that aren't being exploited.


Shut up, Ron Paul.
 
2013-07-14 03:11:58 PM  
So what is Instagram? Filters to make photos shot with the latest mega-res cameras look like they were taken with an old beater phone with a dirty lens?
 
2013-07-14 03:12:59 PM  

cmunic8r99: Those would be excellent pictures at full resolution and unencumbered by Instagram filtering/limits.


Can't repeat or emphasize this enough.

"Stunning" became "OK" due to compression and over-reliance on software filtering effects. (I suppose people on iPhones won't know WTF we're talking about due to the small screens).
 
2013-07-14 03:14:19 PM  

qlenfg: So what is Instagram? Filters to make photos shot with the latest mega-res cameras look like they were taken with an old beater phone with a dirty lens?


I think it's for hipsters, and in other news the US Dept of Interior has been over-run by hipsters.
 
2013-07-14 03:19:07 PM  
California not represented... think it's some conspiracy to extol the natural virtues of Colorado, Utah and Michigan
 
2013-07-14 03:27:08 PM  
So glad we have all that land we are doing NOTHING productive with.

And, btw, about the northern lights thing...I have seen them from as far south as OKC....er, Edmond, OK, technically.
 
2013-07-14 03:30:24 PM  
I find it a bit offensive that the image chosen for Red Rock Canyon near Vegas was not only compressed to hell and back, but doesn't even include, you know, RED ROCKS at all.  Instead the favorite image is with the smoke from the devastating Carpenter 1 fire rising in the background.

They could have gone with this instead:
lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-07-14 03:32:31 PM  

Mentat: All I see are natural resources that aren't being exploited.


Mitt? Is that you trolling the internet again?
 
2013-07-14 03:36:12 PM  
No Everglades? No Great Smoky Mountain National Park? The only photos east of the Mississippi were the Acadia NP and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and the CH NS photo doesn't even look like the description; the only bridge I can think of that looks like that would be the US 64 bridge from Ocracoke Island to Nags Head, and the National Seashore begins miles south of there on Pea Island after you cross the Bonner Bridge.
 
2013-07-14 03:44:24 PM  
Congrats on recreating that 1960's Time-Life quality of photography/reproduction
 
2013-07-14 03:44:30 PM  
Moosigan.
 
2013-07-14 03:46:55 PM  

cmunic8r99: Those would be excellent pictures at full resolution and unencumbered by Instagram filtering/limits.


Instagram makes everything look like a cheap postcard.
The photos were heavy on the desert southwest, but in my opinion it is the most beautful area in the US.
 
2013-07-14 03:53:17 PM  
Just got back yesterday from a week in the Acadia region....visited that very lighthouse. Beautiful area.
 
2013-07-14 04:55:47 PM  
"Stunning" if you're viewing this from the Internet circa 1995 maybe.
 
2013-07-14 05:15:43 PM  
Thanks Obama!
 
2013-07-14 06:04:35 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Thanks Obama!

Teddy Roosevelt!
 
2013-07-14 06:40:54 PM  
Take a look at the parts of America you own but can't visit, except for Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm May-Aug, excluding furlough days and holidays, and if you pay the user fee of $10 per vehicle plus $25 per person ($15 if under 10 years or over 60) if a US citizen. Reservations must be made online no less than 11 and no more than 12 months in advance and cannot be changed or cancelled.
 
2013-07-14 06:50:23 PM  
Those pictures look amazing.  WTF is this "Instagram filtering" other posters are talking about?  The pictures look normal to me, though a bit "blocky" in some areas.
 
2013-07-14 08:17:12 PM  
Cool.
 
2013-07-14 08:40:39 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Mentat: All I see are natural resources that aren't being exploited.

Mitt? Is that you trolling the internet again?


:)
 
2013-07-14 08:49:01 PM  
Why the hell wouldn't you link to the US dept of the interior's instagram instead of the Daily Fail, submitter?
 
2013-07-14 09:20:15 PM  

qlenfg: So what is Instagram? Filters to make photos shot with the latest mega-res cameras look like they were taken with an old beater phone with a dirty lens?


They are mimicking old cheap analog cameras, not old, cheap phone cameras. Basically, the photos from old film cameras show us a lost, simpler world that many who never lived through, or did so long enough to have forgotten how much it actually sucked, miss and feel nostalgia for.

Nobody misses the early early camera phone era of the Oughts. Probably nobody ever will. It was a gilded era, but one so cheaply gilded that the gold was already flaking off as we watched it transpire. Also the high ISO and artifacty compression just does not inspire longing. In fact, it was probably the decade of widespread crappy camera phones that made people fall in love with old film photos to begin with - for all their weaknesses, they were often photographically far superior to most mid- and low-range pictures of the 00s.
 
2013-07-15 12:16:43 AM  

felching pen: Take a look at the parts of America you own but can't visit, except for Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm May-Aug, excluding furlough days and holidays, and if you pay the user fee of $10 per vehicle plus $25 per person ($15 if under 10 years or over 60) if a US citizen. Reservations must be made online no less than 11 and no more than 12 months in advance and cannot be changed or cancelled.


Lol, stay out of the NPS and you never have to worry about this.  don't forget the NPS is about 1/20th (or even less) of the public lands in America.

Here in the intermountain west, you have a hard time staying out of public land no matter what time/season.  Around here, the public lands that are not dedicated Parks, Wilderness or National Monuments, one can actually still find some solitude.
 
2013-07-15 12:44:30 AM  

cmunic8r99: Those would be excellent pictures at full resolution and unencumbered by Instagram filtering/limits.


You could always go to the source
 
2013-07-15 01:46:27 AM  

qlenfg: So what is Instagram? Filters to make photos shot with the latest mega-res cameras look like they were taken with an old beater phone with a dirty lens?


They are mimicking old cheap analog cameras, not early/cheap phone cameras. The photos from old film cameras show us a lost, simpler world that many who never lived through, or did so long enough to have forgotten, miss and feel nostalgia for.

Nobody misses the early early camera phone era of the Oughts. Probably nobody ever will. It was a gilded era, but one so cheaply gilded that the gold was already flaking off as we watched it transpire. Also the high ISO and artifacty compression just does not inspire longing. In fact, it was probably the decade of widespread crappy camera phones that made people fall in love with old film photos to begin with - for all their weaknesses, they were often photographically far superior to most mid- and low-range pictures of the 00s.
 
2013-07-15 03:57:48 AM  

Enigmamf: qlenfg: So what is Instagram? Filters to make photos shot with the latest mega-res cameras look like they were taken with an old beater phone with a dirty lens?

They are mimicking old cheap analog cameras, not early/cheap phone cameras. The photos from old film cameras show us a lost, simpler world that many who never lived through, or did so long enough to have forgotten, miss and feel nostalgia for.

Nobody misses the early early camera phone era of the Oughts. Probably nobody ever will. It was a gilded era, but one so cheaply gilded that the gold was already flaking off as we watched it transpire. Also the high ISO and artifacty compression just does not inspire longing. In fact, it was probably the decade of widespread crappy camera phones that made people fall in love with old film photos to begin with - for all their weaknesses, they were often photographically far superior to most mid- and low-range pictures of the 00s.


I remember cheap point and shoot cameras but I never had the chance to experience something like this, an 8mm movie camera that I picked up at a garage sale last year for a few dollars. I want my electronics to has a case like this, none of this BS cheap plastic. I want a sturdy metal casing.

I stopped by my parents house and showed my dad. Memories of his youth came rushing back when he was holding this thing. It sits as a conversation piece in our living room. Friends of ours will inquire about it, they can't relate but will admire everything about it. Most of their parents that have come over and noticed it will remember stories of their childhood as well. As far as I'm concerned this thing is worth well more than the $3 I paid for it.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-15 09:24:22 AM  
www.cliftonhill.com
 
2013-07-15 10:11:15 AM  
Ooh Aah!
 
2013-07-15 01:19:05 PM  
Zero res crayon drawings hurt my eyes.
 
2013-07-15 04:45:10 PM  

HeadLever: cmunic8r99: Those would be excellent pictures at full resolution and unencumbered by Instagram filtering/limits.

You could always go to the source


http://www.doi.gov/news/photos/index.cfm

Like here?
 
2013-07-15 05:39:00 PM  
[Just imagine I wasn't lazy and linked to a picture of Gallagher here.]

"You know what the government calls the department in charge of everything outdoors? The Department of the Interior."
 
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