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Ushba, Upper Svaneti, Georgia I dug around in the photos posted by that same photographer on Shutterstock, and found this landscape image. The peak in the landscape appears to be the same peak as in the photo of the hikers. In the images below, I've circled five of the features that I'm basing this on. The distinctive snow-capped peak in the landscape ...


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No, airliners do not fly low enough that those can be photos. On the left-hand one the distance between the top of the tower and the horizon is much less than the height of the tower, meaning that if this is a photograph, it would be taken from a height of about 500 feet. The right-hand one apparently shows the top of the tower above the horizon, meaning ...


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Bear in mind that these photos weren't spur-of-the-moment snaps. The skilled photographers who took them likely went to great effort to capture them at exactly the right moment, when the weather was dramatic, when the lighting was vivid, and when there were no people around. Any photographer will tell you that a good photo requires timing; they probably ...


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This is the Schloss Charlottenburg (Charlottenburg Palace), a Baroque palace in Berlin. (Image: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license; Author: ernstol)


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This is Are Castle (Burg Are) at Altenahr. Camera position is NE of the Castle. I'm not sure about the exact camera position, but the place is Are Castle for sure: Source: Axel Hindemith, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


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The best views are the unexpected ones. When are on a hillside and suddenly a gap opens up in the mist through which you glimpse a small lake in the valley down there that you didn't even know existed. Or when you see animals that you only see a few times in your life, and you have a chance to observe them for a minute before they move on. Or when the light ...


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You can eventually follow the link you sent out to the photographer's Flickr website: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shontzphotography/15169016487/in/album-72157645951788784/ In the discussion area, it looks to be from an area in Te Mata Peak in Havelock North, New Zealand.


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This is New York City - looking east across the Hudson from New Jersey. A similar viewpoint is available from google maps Probably from around Port Imperial Blvd just north of the Lincoln Tunnel. Your photo seems to be from a position a little further south than this one though - a bit closer to the tunnel - judging by the angles of the piers.


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The whole point of the song is to mock Gangnam poseurs, and some of the humor in the video comes from showing Psy somewhere that turns out to be a rather some ordinary, unglamorous place— a neighborhood playground instead of an elite resort, a public bath instead of the pool at a fancy sports club, the subway instead of an excusive nightclub, etc. It would ...


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This seems to be an interchange just outside Bangkok, at 13°38'51.3"N 100°41'01.9"E. It looks like the photograph must have been flipped along one of its axes in addition to the rotational symmetry introduced by duplicating and flipping the area south of Bang Na - Chon Buri Expy (the major toll road bisecting the interchange). Edit: Thanks Giorgio for ...


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The image comes from this Airliners.net page by photographer Ken Iwelumo, where it has this caption: A night time aerial view of EWR and the Newark New Jersey area. Taken shortly after we took off from runway 22R. From left to right: City of Newark (top left corner), Weequahic Park (dark patch), City of Elizabeth, EWR (dark patch with red line of ...


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Santa Monica California. I googled the name on the bottom left of the image and came across this post. The post says Malibu, but I think Malibu is further up the coast. For some reason, I can't find the name of the road on google maps, so had to resort to using bing... Very close to Santa Monica pier. The view is looking north, overlooking the Pacific ...


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The city is New York, facing the Borough of Manhattan and the photo was taken at Kennedy Blvd and approximately 53rd Street in West New York, New Jersey. I lived there for nearly a decade and would spot it in a moment. Screen cap from Google street view... Source: Google Maps See also: A view of New York (Manhattan) from West New York, New Jersey at ...


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Being Dutch, I have never heard of such law. I also doubt there is a law that would cover this, I would take it as a try to intimidate you. But also as a 'please really, really do not do this.' If caught out after you made the picture and before you had seen the sign, I would let them try to sue you. But if seeing the sign before you take the picture, do ...


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A TinEye reverse image search of this image shows one hit with the filename huangshan_mountains-other.jpg. Huangshan is a mountain range in Southern Anhui Province in Eastern China. I can't find any other images of this particular rock formation but the general geography of the area definitely looks similar.


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This is the sort of waffle that marketing people are very good at generating. It is positive in all the right ways, and negative in all the right ways. It's clever. Is it catchy? Yes. Is it carefully modest? Yes. (Note that it's not the MOST photographed.) Is it a slogan? Yes. Is it possible to disprove? No/unlikely. Are people likely to question it? No. (...


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It sounds pretty similar to museums. Copyright isn't actually an issue for old works and should not concern the museum in any case (if some work is copyrighted, that's your problem if you do publish a reproduction, the museum does not need to enforce it on behalf of others). This leaves several potential reasons: Avoiding people standing in the way/slowing ...


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Here is a real photo taken on 21st September from a plane coming in to land at Heathrow airport. Planes on final approach to Heathrow often fly down the south side of the Thames so if you have a window seat on the right of the plane you often get a very good view. However, not as close as in your images at the top! I doubt it is easy to get any closer. ...


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That would appear to be the Huangshan mountains in China. See here at 1:48.


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I am willing to contest the basic premise: despite several claims online, I won't accept that this train station is the second most photographed building in the southern hemisphere. That said, perhaps it depends on how you stretch the definition of 'building'. Not exactly scientific, but hard numbers nonetheless, I searched Flickr for... "machu picchu": ...


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Whether or not photography is allowed, and what kind of equipment is allowed, varies not only by museum or installation, but by collection or exhibit. Where it is allowed or disallowed, the museum is unlikely to draw a distinction between a point-and-shoot and a DSLR; after all, a DSLR from 10 or 12 years ago is probably not the equal of a modern smartphone ...


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Passport photo machines are commonly found in UK railway stations and shopping centres. There are also retail stores and a majority of pharmacies e.g. Snappysnaps that will take passport style photos.


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It looks like the Church of St Mary on Lake Bled, Slovenia.


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In grand summary (and standing upon the shoulders of all the other contributors!), photography restrictions (with or without flash) are frequently enforced at locations for the following reasons and needs; (in no particular order) Security National – Military installations/Anti-Spying etc. Local – High value exhibits on display. Protective Privacy – ...


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The bad news is, they simply didn't want to take a photo with you, that's it. That's the common excuse flight attendants use when they don't want to take a photo with someone. To prove this, check this Facebook photo album, in one of the most famous cabin crew groups in Facebook (I don't own it). You will see many photos for Emirates cabin crew with ...


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Here's a similar view from Google Earth (you can see the exact coordinates in the lower right corner). It looks like the photographer used a wide angle lens and the sunrise really brings out the contours of the valley floor.


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As comparison with the original photo of the question: Schloß Charlottenburg (Berlin) after the bombing during the night of the 22/23rd of November 1943 The dark colors of the building was caused by coal dust, since in that area coal was the main form of heating until the late 1970's. Sources: Berlin-Charlottenburg: So wurde Schloss Charlottenburg gerade ...


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Most large Post Offices offer this service - search ‘Post Office near me’ for a list of locations and services provided.


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Sometimes it is due to delays, we did some tours of old buildings in Turkey, due to the weak floors they would only allow a limited number of people in at a time. The next tour could not go in until all the people from the current tour had left. The tour guild made it clear that no photos should be taken, as it slows down the tour too much. Even so, some ...


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