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ernst tischler

Posts: 15911

Houston, Texas, US

P I X I E wrote:
OP, American = Canada, US and Mexico. Just saying.

If you are speaking in terms of the continent...that would be North American.

Dec 03 12 01:52 pm Link

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Sarah Robinson-Bird

Posts: 539

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Ladybower

http://www.holidaysintheuk.com/images/Ladybower-Reservoir-peak-district.jpg

Snake Pass, the scariest road in existance

http://www.slynch.co.uk/boc04/images/peak1.jpg

About 25 minutes from my house!

Dec 03 12 02:01 pm Link

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Wildcat Photography

Posts: 1486

Valparaiso, Indiana, US

Lots of incredible places all over the world...sadly will not be able to visit them all.

Here are two I shot in March 2012:

Zions National Park, UT in between snow squalls.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121114/10/50a3debde2dcc.jpg

The next day at Toroweap Point, Grant Canyon, Arizona.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120722/15/500c78add063d.jpg

Dec 03 12 02:17 pm Link

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DarcieK

Posts: 10874

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

London Fog wrote:
I honestly cannot think of a single country on the planet that has as much diversity and natural beauty as the USA. Plus, the people that I've known and encountered on my travels throughout the country are amongst the warmest, most friendly and genuinely caring people I've ever known.

I can. Canada.

Dec 03 12 02:24 pm Link

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DarcieK

Posts: 10874

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

P I X I E wrote:

We have the Prairies here. They're flat and boring. Then you hit the Rockies, and bam!

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Canadian … 80&bih=963

Hey now! We are not boring tongue

Dec 03 12 02:27 pm Link

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Andialu

Posts: 14029

San Pedro, California, US

DarcieK wrote:
I can. Canada.

Sounds like a great slogan for tourism, I Canada.

http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/282061/282061,1319551618,17/stock-photo-portrait-of-a-pretty-young-woman-against-a-canadian-flag-smiling-87408443.jpg

Dec 03 12 02:28 pm Link

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Caperucita Roja

Posts: 11545

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

America can be a great place and American's can be great people. Politically however, they're a bigger bunch of hypocrites than any of their buddies at the Shangai Cooperation Organisation, whom they love to criticize.

Dec 03 12 03:01 pm Link

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Dan K Photography

Posts: 5489

STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

Canadian Rockies blow away anything in the U.S Rockies.

Dec 03 12 03:15 pm Link

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Model Sarah

Posts: 39750

Columbus, Ohio, US

DarcieK wrote:
I can. Canada.

Sorry, your landscapes are nowhere near as diverse as the States. One of many examples, the Southwest here is some of the most diverse and gorgeous pieces of land anywhere in the world. You do not have anything like that. Don't get me wrong, I love me some Canada. I think Victoria is one of the most overrated places in your country but Banff is just amazing. Now THAT is one landscape you could argue. I also weirdly find myself enthralled with your Northern Territories. I also hear Nova Scotia is pretty great too. Other than that, perhaps start another thread and show us what you think is great about the landscape of Canada. smile

Caperucita Roja wrote:
America can be a great place and American's can be great people. Politically however, they're a bigger bunch of hypocrites than any of their buddies at the Shangai Cooperation Organisation, whom they love to criticize.

What does this have to do with landscapes?

Dec 03 12 03:15 pm Link

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Red Baron Photography

Posts: 325

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

...indeed Canada is not to shabby either...

Dec 03 12 03:22 pm Link

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Rieni Otten

Posts: 195

Dijon, Bourgogne, France

I think the whole world is beautiful. So let's stop destroying it.

Dec 03 12 03:27 pm Link

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Wildcat Photography

Posts: 1486

Valparaiso, Indiana, US

And I hear there is a very cool Red Sand beach in Canada somewhere too.

Dec 03 12 03:28 pm Link

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DarcieK

Posts: 10874

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Wildcat Photography wrote:
And I hear there is a very cool Red Sand beach in Canada somewhere too.

The Red Sand Beach is in the province of P.E.I. believe.

Dec 03 12 03:38 pm Link

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modeled

Posts: 9334

San Diego, California, US

Wildcat Photography wrote:
Lots of incredible places all over the world...sadly will not be able to visit them all.

Here are two I shot in March 2012:

Zions National Park, UT in between snow squalls.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121114/10/50a3debde2dcc.jpg

The next day at Toroweap Point, Grant Canyon, Arizona.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120722/15/500c78add063d.jpg

EPIC!

Dec 03 12 03:43 pm Link

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Kelli

Posts: 24407

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

DarcieK wrote:

I can. Canada.

I don't think the OP and a couple others who have misguided input have traveled very much.

Dec 03 12 04:37 pm Link

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Wildcat Photography

Posts: 1486

Valparaiso, Indiana, US

DarcieK wrote:

The Red Sand Beach is in the province of P.E.I. believe.

Thanks, Darcie...I hear there is no where else like it in the World.

Dec 03 12 04:46 pm Link

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L o n d o n F o g

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

This thread again!

I'm not a US citizen, but I can say that it's physically the most diverse and beautiful country I have seen. I cannot think of any other country that has as much variety of landscape scenery on such an epic level.

Dec 04 12 05:53 am Link

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-Nicole-

Posts: 19211

Madison, Wisconsin, US

Caperucita Roja wrote:
America can be a great place and American's can be great people. Politically however, they're a bigger bunch of hypocrites than any of their buddies at the Shangai Cooperation Organisation, whom they love to criticize.

And this has to do with scenery how?

Dec 04 12 06:14 am Link

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Christopher Hartman

Posts: 54153

Buena Park, California, US

London Fog wrote:
...their country is the best in the world?

Well, probably because it is...at least natural beauty wise!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/Monument.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/MtHood.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/AntelopeCanyon.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/GrandCanyon.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/CraterLake.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/Whitney.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/LakeTahoe.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/MonumentValley.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/Crater.jpg

This, from just 3 states, there's another 47 to consider!

I honestly cannot think of a single country on the planet that has as much diversity and natural beauty as the USA. Plus, the people that I've known and encountered on my travels throughout the country are amongst the warmest, most friendly and genuinely caring people I've ever known.

Yes, I am an official USA fan!

Thank you for this lovely compliment.  Now get out and go back home you red coat!! wink

I'm reminded of going up to northern CA to visit some family.  While eating breakfast at a diner, we over heard some kid say, "Other than Disneyland, California is only ok."  That got my mom to buy a bumper sticker, "Welcome to California, now go home."

Dec 04 12 07:37 am Link

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Christopher Hartman

Posts: 54153

Buena Park, California, US

Andialu wrote:
Just shot this yesterday near the Grapevine. It was a beautiful day to shoot.

Too big to link:

http://www.pbase.com/digitalcmh/image/1 … iginal.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/digitalcmh/image/147671239/large.jpg

Dec 04 12 07:45 am Link

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Andialu

Posts: 14029

San Pedro, California, US

^ Thanks. tongue For the large version click on the link.



I finally found a model that didn't flake. lol

Dec 04 12 07:50 am Link

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Legacys 7

Posts: 33883

San Francisco, California, US

Yes there is a lot of beauty here. But to me, the "best" is subjective. Asia, in particular, China has some of the most beautiful natural landscapes that I've ever seen.

Dec 04 12 07:51 am Link

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Legacys 7

Posts: 33883

San Francisco, California, US

David L Photography wrote:
I don't know, I've been to Europe and Australia and both give the States a run for its money. Australia is really beautiful and I love the architecture in Europe.

plus 1.

Dec 04 12 07:53 am Link

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Legacys 7

Posts: 33883

San Francisco, California, US

MKPhoto wrote:
wink  Then there is Mother Russia...wink  nobody even knows what's there wink

Another beautiful country that I want to visit and shoot there.

Dec 04 12 07:54 am Link

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Legacys 7

Posts: 33883

San Francisco, California, US

Kelli wrote:
I know a lot of people from 3rd world countries who have nothing, but they think they're better then everyone else and come here, benefit from us while insulting everything about us cuz of course they're better, somehow.

This is both, sad, funny and so, so true. But when you remind them of something that they think that you don't know, they humble themselves.

Dec 04 12 07:58 am Link

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Legacys 7

Posts: 33883

San Francisco, California, US

DarcieK wrote:

Hey now! We are not boring tongue

The west coast of Canada rivals Cali. and Colorado. Beautiful up there.

Dec 04 12 08:05 am Link

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Legacys 7

Posts: 33883

San Francisco, California, US

http://blog.chinatraveldepot.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Sunrise_over_a_Chinese_landscape_mountains.jpg

https://www.educationabroad.vt.edu/_customtags/ct_Image.cfm?Image_ID=1297

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-05/02/xinsrc_332050602104439088555.jpg

http://old.wallcoo.net/nature/Beautiful_China_summer_wonderland/images/Amazing_Landscape_in_China_0852.JPG

http://www.wallcoo.net/nature/2009_Landscape_1680_Desktop_03/images/Yangtze%20River%20Yunnan%20Province%20China.jpg

Dec 04 12 08:14 am Link

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Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 21583

New York, New York, US

London Fog wrote:
I honestly cannot think of a single country on the planet that has as much diversity and natural beauty as the USA. Plus, the people that I've known and encountered on my travels throughout the country are amongst the warmest, most friendly and genuinely caring people I've ever known.

DarcieK wrote:
I can. Canada.

Canada is indeed beautiful, but it's not as diverse.  From Hawaii to Alaska, Florida to Montana, the Great Plains and deserts, the types of formations, etc.  The US simply covers a greater range of diversity.  I can't think of another country that has it all the way we do.  As beautiful, yes, as diverse in it's beauty, no.

Dec 04 12 08:17 am Link

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Image K

Posts: 23397

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

David L Photography wrote:
I don't know, I've been to Europe and Australia and both give the States a run for its money. Australia is really beautiful and I love the architecture in Europe.

+1

There is beauty everywhere...but there is definitely diversity here.

Dec 04 12 08:48 am Link

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Andialu

Posts: 14029

San Pedro, California, US

Image K wrote:

+1

There is beauty everywhere...but there is definitely diversity here.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9pksuRAwS1ry3mi6o1_500.gif

Dec 04 12 09:15 am Link

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Sleepy Weasel

Posts: 4710

Castle Rock, Colorado, US

London Fog wrote:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/MonumentValley.jpg

This is an image I dreamed of visiting as a kid and finally got a chance to bring some models with me earlier this year, so shameless plug: 18+

Gorgeous images. Nothing better than the southwest desert landscape to bring some amazing images.  Those others are drool-worthy, too. Good selection to make your case, for sure.

Dec 04 12 09:30 am Link

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Andialu

Posts: 14029

San Pedro, California, US

^ Makes me want to watch Forrest Gump.

Dec 04 12 09:31 am Link

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Sleepy Weasel

Posts: 4710

Castle Rock, Colorado, US

Andialu wrote:
^ Makes me want to watch Forrest Gump.

You mean 'American Beauty'?

Dec 04 12 09:43 am Link

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Andialu

Posts: 14029

San Pedro, California, US

Sleepy Weasel wrote:

You mean 'American Beauty'?

I mean Forrest Gump because of the monument valley scene.

Dec 04 12 09:46 am Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 25187

Tampa, Florida, US

Compass Rose Studios wrote:

2 alone are crater lake.  Great images too, esp. the sunset one.

Aka Mt Mazama(largest eruption in the USA in the last 10,000,at least as big as the Santorini
and Tambora blasts,VEI 7)

The other Cascade volcano looks to be Hood...


Love all those images

Dec 04 12 10:41 am Link

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L o n d o n F o g

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

Chris Rifkin wrote:

Aka Mt Mazama(largest eruption in the USA in the last 10,000,at least as big as the Santorini
and Tambora blasts,VEI 7)

The other Cascade volcano looks to be Hood...


Love all those images

Yep, Mt Hood, possibly the most beautiful mountain ever!

Dec 04 12 10:58 am Link

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Wildcat Photography

Posts: 1486

Valparaiso, Indiana, US

London Fog wrote:

Yep, Mt Hood, possibly the most beautiful mountain ever!

I have been there very beautiful!

Also, I believe that is where they filmed the exterior shots of the Lodge there for "The Shining".

Dec 04 12 01:38 pm Link