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torstan
05-07-2008, 04:19 AM
Nothing to do with mapping but I saw these pictures today of the volcano erupting in Chile in the middle of a lightning storm. It looks incredible. Anyway, here's the link to some pics:

http://i1.drr.net/16104185/13/a1.l550.m1.t1,q90.w/76FE0CD3DEB5F72EE1C24D927CBF87F0/16104185-550px.jpg (http://www.upinewspictures.com/Search/SearchResults.aspx?sm=Basic&All=chile+volcano&x=0&y=0)

RPMiller
05-07-2008, 11:30 AM
Holy Cow!!! That is incredible! Are you certain that is a real pic? It looks a little PhotoShopy to me, but I have been surprised by nature before. That almost looks like something that would spawn life or something.

ravells
05-07-2008, 11:39 AM
It's a beauty. Reminds of how I imagined Mordor looked when Frodo cast the ring in (before the films were made).

torstan
05-07-2008, 05:34 PM
No, 100% real apparently. UPI pictures is a professional photo-journalist site from what I can see and that picture has been bought by a few of the big UK broadsheets so I doubt it is photoshopped.

It is phenomenal though. That's about as cataclysmic an event as you can get in one place. Now all I have to do is figure out how to use that for this month's mapping challenge :)

RPMiller
05-07-2008, 05:39 PM
Wow! Too bad it is watermarked it would make a great desktop wallpaper.