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Gobi3 by beautifulchaos1 Gobi3 by beautifulchaos1
Google Earth image from the Gobi Desert. I'm seeing this in my alcohol inks.
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I just found this part of the Gobi desert by typing in the position marked at the bottom of this shot.
I saw that the black parts are in fact white snow but I didn't catch on that the fanned out formation was valleys with water flowing northwards. My brain told me that water falls down... and thus south! :rofl: How daft can you get?
I can feel the old age creeping up on me Kim. Ugh!
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It's not you Sue, those GE photo's can be very deceiving.
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I used to be good with Ordnance Survey and maps. I love aerial photos too.
I don't know whether the US uses the term Ordnance Survey. It's just using army plans where every detail is marked and heights are traced.
 "An official survey organization that prepares large-scale detailed maps of the whole country."

Nature is wonderful. :)
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That's interesting, I've never heard the term Ordnance Survey but then I don't know much about surveying or maps other than my 6' world map that I reference all the time and Google Earth. I bet those maps were made during the war and so we wouldn't have them here in the US. 
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Yes, it's very British and very old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordnance…
We worked on them as school children.
I loved them but failed a big exam miserably because of something I didn't know.
Now I look at Google Earth but it doesn't show heights as well. ( I think.)
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fractek Aug 8, 2013   General Artist
the natural world is a fractal!   beautiful picture!
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Thank Kirsty, yes, I see fractals everywhere!
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RJohnstone Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kim, be sure to keep your work area properly ventilated. :-) Thanks for sharing the Google Earth image, which is an excellent example of fractal geometry at work in our natural world. -- Richard
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Thanks Richard, and thanks for the reminder about ventilating. I'm pretty lax in that area but well aware I should do that especially when spritzing alcohol.
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Well, from the thumbnail I though it was a painting. 
It's spectacular. :)
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