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  • RussiaRussia
    Title: PERMIAN

    PERMIAN
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3321 W: 74 N: 5059] (42082)


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    Alternating view
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3321 W: 74 N: 5059] (42082) [2015-08-30 03:26:22]
    During the Permian, all the Earth's major landmasses were collected into a single supercontinent known as Pangaea. Pangaea straddled the equator and extended toward the poles, with a corresponding effect on ocean currents in the single great ocean ("Panthalassa", the "universal sea"), and the Paleo-Tethys Ocean, a large ocean that was between Asia and Gondwana. The Cimmeria continent rifted away from Gondwana and drifted north to Laurasia, causing the Paleo-Tethys to shrink. A new ocean was growing on its southern end, the Tethys Ocean, an ocean that would dominate much of the Mesozoic Era. Large continental landmasses create climates with extreme variations of heat and cold ("continental climate") and monsoon conditions with highly seasonal rainfall patterns. Deserts seem to have been widespread on Pangaea. Such dry conditions favored gymnosperms, plants with seeds enclosed in a protective cover, over plants such as ferns that disperse spores. The first modern trees (conifers, ginkgos and cycads) appeared in the Permian.
    Three general areas are especially noted for their extensive Permian deposits – the Ural Mountains, China, and the southwest of North America, where the Permian Basin in the U.S. state of Texas is so named because it has one of the thickest deposits of Permian rocks in the world.
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  • ChileChile
    Title: Distorted cityscapeCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Distorted cityscape
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 17 N: 5619] (24415) *



  • PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 17 N: 5619] (24415) [2015-08-29 19:53:00]
    A more general view taken on the Cerro Santa Lucía in Downtown Santiago.
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  • ChileChile
    Title: Santiago - view from Cerro San CristobalCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Santiago - view from Cerro San Cristobal
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 17 N: 5619] (24415)



  • PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 17 N: 5619] (24415) [2015-08-24 14:04:38]
    I was really surprised to see so many cyclists on so many places in this mountainous country by excellence.
    Because of the busy traffic, there were no cyclists in downtown Santiago. But on the roads to the Cerro San Cristóbal there was a lot of cycling.
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  • ChileChile
    Title: Santiago - view from Cerro San CristobalCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Santiago - view from Cerro San Cristobal
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 17 N: 5619] (24415)



  • PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 17 N: 5619] (24415) [2015-08-24 13:58:38]
    Another view from on another location on Cerro San Cristóbal.
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  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: AconcaguaCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Aconcagua
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 17 N: 5619] (24415)



  • PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 17 N: 5619] (24415) [2015-08-15 14:03:00]
    The sun wasn't in the best position but I reallly enjoyed the view so much that I post a second picture. This time without the wing of the airplane.
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  • JapanJapan
    Title: Aoshima-jinjaCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Aoshima-jinja
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 17 N: 5619] (24415)



  • PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 17 N: 5619] (24415) [2015-08-09 13:51:47]
    Looking back to the main shrine.
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  • JapanJapan
    Title: Aoshima-jinjaCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Aoshima-jinja
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 17 N: 5619] (24415)



  • PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 17 N: 5619] (24415) [2015-08-09 13:50:20]
    The narrow path that leads from the main shrine to the smaller one in the forest.
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  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Argentina 2015 nº 002/FITZ ROY Y TORRE!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Argentina 2015 nº 002/FITZ ROY Y TORRE!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9385 W: 58 N: 12868] (70034)


  • NIKON - PICASA
    NIKON - PICASA
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9385 W: 58 N: 12868] (70034) [2015-07-27 15:04:14]
    Same picture, with less sharpness.
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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: 9 YEARS WITH YOU

    9 YEARS WITH YOU
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3321 W: 74 N: 5059] (42082)


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    Alternating view
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3321 W: 74 N: 5059] (42082) [2015-07-27 10:54:51]
    Look to the elements of these columns, it's just a desire to imitate Old Greek and Roman traditions. Well done.
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  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Argentina 2015 nº 001 - LAGUNA NIMEZ!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Argentina 2015 nº 001 - LAGUNA NIMEZ!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9385 W: 58 N: 12868] (70034)


  • NIKON - PICASA
    NIKON - PICASA
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9385 W: 58 N: 12868] (70034) [2015-07-26 16:04:34]
    Same picture, with less sharpening!
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