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    Default Aerial Photos of the Rockies

    I recently flew over the Rocky Mountains on an extremely clear day and took numerous photos of the mountains for my reference file. I thought I would post them here in case anyone else might find them useful.

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    Very nice! Thx for posting...
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    Yeah, man. Thanks. I've been wanting to do this myself ever since I went to a con in Vegas in 97. I'm taking my nieces there this summer so I was planning on doing it then (if I can get the window seat away from them). But since you beat me to it I won't have to fight 'em.
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    Those are awesome pics MV! Thanks for posting them here

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    are you allowed to take pictures from a plane? I thought you weren't suppose to use digital cameras - ?

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    They make you turn off electronics during take off and landing so that the pilot can communicate with the tower but during the flight it's ok.
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    Oh wow, those are fantastic!

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    Those are some of the best pics I have seen of mountain erosion. Superb !!!

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    Great ref pics! It's funny cos if I'd made those in the foreground of the last pic, I'd be a little critical that they looked a little unreal because the valleys are so equally spaced Well, I say a little....:-D I'd be pretty happy with em. I sometimes look at my terrain and think, that doesn't look quite right. Take this pic:
    http://earth.imagico.de/views/alaska_large.jpg

    The glacial runs look like motorways and I have a few of those in my terrain, and coincidentally I've even got the east west glacial valley running just behind the bank of hills in the foreground- I thought that that feature was fighting against the natural flow of the landscape, and I was going to erase it, but it's here in rl!

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    I am glad you guys liked them. I thought they turned out really nice. So often when I fly, I can't see anything but clouds out the window. Here are a few more that are similar but still show slightly different areas.
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