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OK, I haven't been online for quite some time so I appologize is this topic has already been discussed. I am wondering if any of you photographers out there are collecting POI's for intersting photo opportunities in and around your local areas. Currently in my travels, I will visit a gift shop or tourist center and collect some post cards. From these post cards I will try to determine the vantage point from which the photos are taken and use that as a starting point for my picture taking. It seems to me that a collection of such POI's would be benificial to a great many people. Is this something that is already out there, or something that needs to be started from scratch?

R/Tim

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R/Tim NUVI 660, ETREX Vista, Rhino 120, zumo 660, nuvi 3790

Project idea accepted and started

Tim,
I have started a project for this idea. I love it and think it will be a great addition to the community.

Would you like to head this project or would you like to call on a volunteer from the audience;)

Thanks,
Miss POI

Find a volunteer please

I would love to take this on, but I am getting ready for a deployment to Iraq. It wouldn't be fair for me to start it and then ask someone to take it while I am gone. So, Please ask for a volunteer. I will gladly give up my coordinates for good photo ops I have found around the country and abroad.

R/Tim

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R/Tim NUVI 660, ETREX Vista, Rhino 120, zumo 660, nuvi 3790

Good Photo Ops Additons

This my first time so I'm not sure how all this works. Is there a way to see what is already included in the POI? If not already included I would suggest Antelope Canyon in Page, AZ and the Horseshoe Bend overlook outside of Page. Antelope Canyon is on Native American lands and you need to be escorted. The Horseshoe Bend overlook is pretty hairy and not for anyone who has a problem with heights.

Flickr

One place that I know can help narrow some of the searches is Flickr...it's sort of the myspace for photographers..and most of us have enabled the 'maps' feature in or on the photos themselves...Come to think of it...I am not sure if I have ever seem Long/Lat displayed? I will look around but I bet if we searched in the photos section maybe we can find the maps to go along with them??

For example here is my map..with the recent arlington photos...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottshots1/map/

Here is a page arizona map with photos

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24285500@N00/map?&fLat=36.9053&...

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It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

Photogenic Places

There are quite a few in South Africa... I loved Cape Point and Boulders Beach. They are all over the southern coast of the UK. And of course, there are plenty of great places to shoot here at home!

You litteraly cannot throw a stone in the Rockies without hitting scenery! smile

(I'm an avid shutterbug!)

Some of my photos can be seen at:

http://www.frostlake.smugmug.com/

DJB

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"Never underestimate the power of confusion!"

Good Photo Ops Additons

Anthony, I agree, Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon are beautiful, as is Horseshoe Bend. You need a wide angle attachment to see both ends of Horseshoe Bend. Long walk back to the car if you forgot yours. Another good one south of there is Marble Canyon. On the way is Lee's Ferry, one of the few place to cross the Colorado years ago. Doesn't look like much, but it is a historic place. The view from the Dam in Page is kinda nice too.

Vancouver Island

I would suggest Long Beach in Tofino, BC, Port Alice, BC (it's not very big) and Banff, AB (yeah - all of it).

Scenic overlooks

I've seen quite a few areas designated as "scenic overlooks", mostly in NH, but I can only remember the location of one. Along Rt 11 in NH there's an overlook with a view of Lake Winnipesaukee. This image from wikipedia will give you an idea what it looks like, but the overlook is lower and closer to the water (AFAIK, you can't drive up Mt. Major):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:2007_11_04_Lake_Winnipesa...

It's located here:

43.577408°
-71.368916°

N.H. Overlooks

-Nomad- wrote:

I've seen quite a few areas designated as "scenic overlooks", mostly in NH, but I can only remember the location of one. Along Rt 11 in NH there's an overlook with a view of Lake Winnipesaukee. This image from wikipedia will give you an idea what it looks like, but the overlook is lower and closer to the water (AFAIK, you can't drive up Mt. Major):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:2007_11_04_Lake_Winnipesa...

It's located here:

43.577408°
-71.368916°

This overlook is in North Conway N.H. It gives you the best view of Mt. Washington. It has plenty of parking, best on a clear day or the top will be in the clouds.
It is located on the Westerly side of Rt.302/16.

44.07578
-71.1394

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Paul..... Nuvi 765T

what is a

photo opp?

PHOTO OP

Deepstryke wrote:

OK, I haven't been online for quite some time so I appologize is this topic has already been discussed. I am wondering if any of you photographers out there are collecting POI's for intersting photo opportunities in and around your local areas. Currently in my travels, I will visit a gift shop or tourist center and collect some post cards. From these post cards I will try to determine the vantage point from which the photos are taken and use that as a starting point for my picture taking. It seems to me that a collection of such POI's would be benificial to a great many people. Is this something that is already out there, or something that needs to be started from scratch?

R/Tim

anywhere in the North west states!

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Everyday is a GREAT day :)

Scenic Places

josephadefazio wrote:

photo opp?

Short for a photo opportunity. Scenic locations that make great camera shots.

Deepstryke is suggesting to start with store bought post cards and figure out the vantage point where the photographer was standing to get the picture. Then, get the lat/lon of each location and start building a POI file.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.10 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Helpful tool?

Sorry for recalling an old post if no one is interested but I happened to see this little device on-line and it seemed to have this topic written all over it.

Figured if someone wanted to run with this idea or even for your own personal use. It's a device that as best as I can tell, you carry with you when taking digital pictures and it will sync up your pictures with your location when you download it to your computer.

http://www.x-tremegeek.com/templates/SearchDetail.asp?produc...

Has anyone had any experience with one of these? Worth it? Seems like a cool toy for this type of site and not to terribly pricey.

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Brian Garmin nuvi 255W

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