Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Zapruda » Thu 10 Dec, 2020 10:08 am

I agree with eggs. Lets keep this game as is. We can all self police the game and shout out when we think we have had a long string of NSW shots. While I mostly post NSW pics I get a lot of joy seeing all the other photos from around the country.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby north-north-west » Thu 10 Dec, 2020 10:16 am

Unfortunately I'm about to head out for a few days, so anyone else who has a photo that isn't in NSW can go.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Zapruda » Thu 10 Dec, 2020 10:32 am

Ill go. NT
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Thu 10 Dec, 2020 10:38 am

Go ahead eggs...answer it!! Lol.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Thu 10 Dec, 2020 1:08 pm

Would it help to say I haven't been there - but some of you folk should look up "Larapinta Trail"
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Thu 10 Dec, 2020 7:17 pm

puredingo wrote:Yeah, I’m out unless it’s NSW...and even worse a very small part of NSW.

I gotta do more!

You don't have to bushwalk in these places to play the game. Some people win by researching the photo - the angle of the sun, the geology, the hydrology, the vegetation, where the person posting it tends to go bushwalking, similar photos on Google Images, etc. Others aim to sleuth the clues which are sometimes provided by the player if there have been no guesses for a while.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Thu 10 Dec, 2020 7:41 pm

That’s true ribuck but it’s a better feeling when you know you have stood exactly where the photographer is standing...especially in those more remote locations.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Thu 10 Dec, 2020 7:54 pm

It's a bit of a buzz to research an image and be so inspired you make sure you go to see it for yourself.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Thu 10 Dec, 2020 8:18 pm

eggs wrote:It a bit of a buzz to research an image and be so inspired you make sure you go to see it for yourself.

Yes and no. For example, Commando put one up a few weeks ago that was pretty challenging, it was a picture of a marina just the same as any one of a million others but there was a tiny warship away in the backgrounds with an even tinier number on the bows which led, via some research, straight to that ship's home port. On the other side of the coin, there have been many other images showing a chunk of landscape which could be just about anywhere and any amount of research, reverse Google image search or clairvoyance won't help, you will only known the answer if you happen to have been there yourself.
Still, its a fun game and you get to see what other people get up to in their spare time :) so I will keep playing.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Thu 10 Dec, 2020 8:30 pm

I agree that some I give up on very quickly. There were some basic rules when the games were started that have fallen well by the wayside, but so be it.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 10 Dec, 2020 8:51 pm

puredingo wrote:That’s true ribuck but it’s a better feeling when you know you have stood exactly where the photographer is standing...especially in those more remote locations.
Yep

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Thu 10 Dec, 2020 10:02 pm

There is another very useful task these photographs can serve. Eggs hinted at this above. Search on the name of a place you are not familiar with but are considering travelling to. You may see some images that provide good info about what to expect. Taken from a bushwalker's perspective, not from that of a generic "tourist".
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Zapruda » Fri 11 Dec, 2020 7:22 am

Zapruda wrote:Ill go. NT


This feature can be found along section 2 of the Larapinta trail.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Fri 11 Dec, 2020 9:36 am

Zapruda wrote:This feature can be found along section 2 of the Larapinta trail.

Climbing it has been discussed on this forum as a worthwhile side-trip while on the Larapinta.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Fri 11 Dec, 2020 11:28 am

I agree with all the comments above, sometimes I don't bother unless I've been there before. Sometimes like the case in hand, I like to see if I can't work it out or make an (un)educated guess.

Are you looking at Arenge Bluff?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Zapruda » Fri 11 Dec, 2020 1:29 pm

crollsurf wrote:I agree with all the comments above, sometimes I don't bother unless I've been there before. Sometimes like the case in hand, I like to see if I can't work it out or make an (un)educated guess.

Are you looking at Arenge Bluff?


You got it Crollsurf. Arenge Bluff it is. A very worthwhile side trip.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Fri 11 Dec, 2020 9:06 pm

Thanks, another evening in NSW
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Mount Townsend looking towards Mt Kosciuszko, Kosciuszko NP, NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Fri 11 Dec, 2020 9:10 pm

Reminds me of the ramsheads somewhere

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Fri 11 Dec, 2020 9:10 pm

Sydney Opera House, after an earthquake?

Edit: I have now seen WFBW's post, so I will say Sydney Opera House after an EF5 tornado landed it in the Ramsheads.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Fri 11 Dec, 2020 9:15 pm

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:Reminds me of the ramsheads somewhere

Right park but nah
peregrinator wrote:Sydney Opera House, after an earthquake?

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Fri 11 Dec, 2020 10:48 pm

He's pretty close to a spot that was once called Mt Kosciuszko
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Sat 12 Dec, 2020 3:18 am

eggs wrote:He's pretty close to a spot that was once called Mt Kosciuszko

You could be right, I thought he may be closer to Alice Rawson. Not that much between them though.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Sat 12 Dec, 2020 11:13 am

johnw wrote:
eggs wrote:He's pretty close to a spot that was once called Mt Kosciuszko

You could be right, I thought he may be closer to Alice Rawson. Not that much between them though.

One is very close to where I am standing and the other I'm looking at.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Sat 12 Dec, 2020 2:02 pm

Mt Townsend was originally called Kosci before they worked out that the peak across the valley was higher.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Sat 12 Dec, 2020 6:37 pm

Interesting. Today's Mt Townsend is where I'm standing, looking across to Kosi.

Your go eggs

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Sat 12 Dec, 2020 8:09 pm

Where am I in SA?
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At Alligator Gorge having come through the Narrows.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Sat 12 Dec, 2020 8:52 pm

eggs wrote:Mt Townsend was originally called Kosci before they worked out that the peak across the valley was higher.
crollsurf wrote:Interesting. Today's Mt Townsend is where I'm standing, looking across to Kosi.

Yes, I'd read about that previously. Apparently caused confusion for a long time after Strzelecki was credited with the first official ascent of Kosciuskzo, due to mis-labelling on some early maps and that fact that Townsend "looks" higher. Not difficult, but definitely more of an adventure to climb Townsend.

You cut a very imposing figure eggs, and with some serious looking photographic gear. I found a similar looking image on Environment SA (minus yourself :)), Alligator Gorge?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Sat 12 Dec, 2020 9:14 pm

Yes John - looking back into the Narrows.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Sun 13 Dec, 2020 6:44 pm

NSW, this walk is between two mountains. I started from the towers on the one in view and I'm about to ascend the other.
If you name this one you should easily get the other and the name of the track:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Mon 14 Dec, 2020 6:02 pm

Narrowing down... gnw?

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