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Date: 09/16/20 07:39
Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: BoilingMan

A friend asked me to meet him in Albuquerque a couple days ago and help him fly his Cessna back to California.  I grabbed this photo of the ATSF trestle west of Winslow as we went by.   
Man, that RR is BUSY!!
SR




Date: 09/16/20 07:55
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: santafe199

Wow, this photo will dang sure upset those belonging to the Flat-Earth Society...

;^)



Date: 09/16/20 08:14
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: norm1153

Well, it's a fisheye lens; probably a 5diii if I remember right.   Best guess, anyway!
 



Date: 09/16/20 08:20
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: PHall

santafe199 Wrote:
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> Wow, this photo will dang sure upset those
> belonging to the Flat-Earth Society...
>
> ;^)

You get up around 41,000 feet and it becomes real obvious.
Unless you're a dedicated "Flat Earther". Science means nothing to them.



Date: 09/16/20 08:38
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: SPDRGWfan

PHall Wrote:
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> santafe199 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Wow, this photo will dang sure upset those
> > belonging to the Flat-Earth Society...
> >
> > ;^)
>
> You get up around 41,000 feet and it becomes real
> obvious.
> Unless you're a dedicated "Flat Earther". Science
> means nothing to them.

I think those flat earthers are just trolls who like to, as the Brit's say, take the Mickey out of the rest of the world.  It seem unfathomable in the modern world that people would be that dumb; talk about blind faith.  or mental illness.



Date: 09/16/20 08:54
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: goneon66

i'll bet the first wagon train w/b that hit that canyon was a little miffed.

great image..........

66



Date: 09/16/20 10:27
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: BoilingMan

norm1153 Wrote:
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> Well, it's a fisheye lens; probably a 5diii if I
> remember right.   Best guess, anyway!
>  

Correct
Cañon 5D III with 15mm Fisheye.
SR

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Date: 09/16/20 10:51
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: tomstp

What is the name of the river in the canyon?



Date: 09/16/20 14:12
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: stanhunter

The canyon and river are both referred to as Canyon Diablo.

tomstp Wrote:
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> What is the name of the river in the canyon?



Date: 09/16/20 14:15
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: stanhunter

Don't make fun of the Flat Earth Society.  It has members from all around the globe.

santafe199 Wrote:
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> Wow, this photo will dang sure upset those
> belonging to the Flat-Earth Society...
>
> ;^)



Date: 09/16/20 14:41
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: kevink

stanhunter Wrote:
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> Don't make fun of the Flat Earth Society.  It has
> members from all around the globe.

Heh!



Date: 09/16/20 15:13
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: callum_out

The Earth is flat, it's the lens that distorts it! Have any of you started driving East and ended up where you began?
I think not!

Out 



Date: 09/16/20 15:54
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: bobk

Cool shot!



Date: 09/16/20 15:59
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: ChrisCampi

stanhunter Wrote:
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> Don't make fun of the Flat Earth Society.  It has
> members from all around the globe.
>
> santafe199 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Wow, this photo will dang sure upset those
> > belonging to the Flat-Earth Society...
> >
> > ;^)



NICE!!!



Date: 09/16/20 16:08
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: billmeeker

"We'll just go around it..."


goneon66 Wrote:
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> i'll bet the first wagon train w/b that hit that
> canyon was a little miffed.
>
> great image..........
>
> 66



Date: 09/16/20 17:07
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: AndyBrown

Wow!  Now that is cool.  And you even got a train.

The funny comments are cute too...

Andy



Date: 09/16/20 18:08
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: BoilingMan

AndyBrown Wrote:
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> Wow!  Now that is cool.  And you even got a
> train.
>
> The funny comments are cute too...
>
> Andy

We had two trains approaching from both directions and made two circles to eat up a little time.  The EB got there first, but the timing was still off a bit (I was hoping to catch the power closer to the bridge).  The plane wasn't at it's weight limit, but it wasn't light either (plus we'd topped the tanks in Winslow) and we were in rather thin hot air.  So the airplane wasn't at it's most nimble- so we called this good, and continued West.
SR



Date: 09/17/20 04:37
Re: Diablo Canyon in... What Scale Would This Be?
Author: masterphots

callum_out Wrote:
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> The Earth is flat, it's the lens that distorts it!
> Have any of you started driving East and ended up
> where you began?
> I think not!
>
> Out 

Didn't drive far enough



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