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

Postby Tony » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 11:28 am

Chief wrote:i think Nuts is close, but i would say the photo is taken from atop the castle and the flat top mountain is Byangee Mountain.

Correct over to you Chief
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Chief » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 1:03 pm

Don't have alot of scenic photos so i'm sure this will be pretty easy for you all.

What am i looking at and where was it taken from?

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

Postby johnw » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 1:06 pm

Kedumba Valley and Kings Tableland from Mt Solitary with L Burragorang in the distance?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Lizzy » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 1:18 pm

That is nearly the same picture as on the cover of "Walking in the Budawangs" by Ron Doughton: Byangee Walls & Pigeon House from The Castle
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Chief » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 1:25 pm

Thats right johnw.
Photo taken at the "col" on Mt. Solitary.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 1:48 pm

Where is it (the spot that I'm standing). Clues: It's in NSW. Maybe a bit of a theme going today?

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The summit of Pigeon House Mountain (Didthul) - Morton NP NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby mountnman » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 2:57 pm

Thats from the summit of pigeon house mountain?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 3:02 pm

mountnman wrote:Thats from the summit of pigeon house mountain?

Yes, indeed it is. Your turn mountnman.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby mountnman » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 3:04 pm

This is in NSW too
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 3:10 pm

mountnman wrote:This is in NSW too

Looking down into the Shoalhaven River Gorge from Long Point.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby mountnman » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 3:14 pm

Very good - your turn
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Turtle81 » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 3:44 pm

I just thought i might point out to people that quite a few of the pics have the file name at the bottom that actually name the picture location ... now i know that we are trying to make it easy but that might be a tad too easy ! (i'm assuming that other people could see those names as well?) i do enjoy looking at the pictures though and puzzling over the ones i dont know :P
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby tasadam » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 3:53 pm

Turtle81 wrote:I just thought i might point out to people that quite a few of the pics have the file name at the bottom that actually name the picture location ... now i know that we are trying to make it easy but that might be a tad too easy ! (i'm assuming that other people could see those names as well?) i do enjoy looking at the pictures though and puzzling over the ones i dont know :P

I think you'll find that when photos are first added, they do not have location captions, and after the image has been successfully guessed, the poster goes back and names the photo.
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When the Photographer's turn ends, either because a winner has been found or by defaulting, the photographer should add the correct answer as a caption to the photo he/she posted (see 'Adding a Caption' this page) OR, by clearly posting the answer in the post that confirms the winner.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 5:24 pm

Thanks for that Adam, the same question was raised in the Tassie game recently, so I guess newer members may not be aware of it.

Next one. I think NSW may be dominating a bit, let's switch to QLD this time. Should be pretty easy so I'd like the name both of these. Bonus point if you can provide both official and common name/s. Another bonus point if you can name the peak I'm standing on.

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Mt Coonowrin (Crookneck) in front of Mt Beerwah, viewed from Mt Ngungun - Glasshouse Mountains NP QLD
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby juju » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 5:25 pm

Darnit! just realized the game was afoot and I knew some of those!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby juju » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 5:30 pm

northern nsw, mount warning area...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 5:32 pm

juju wrote:northern nsw, mount warning area...



Aptly named!! Is it possible to climb that peak in te foreground without ropes?? :shock:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby juju » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 5:43 pm

ILUVSWTAS wrote:
juju wrote:northern nsw, mount warning area...



Aptly named!! Is it possible to climb that peak in the foreground without ropes?? :shock:
I don't think it's mount Warning - too tall, and there's no peak like that behind it, but gee the area looks similar.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby doogs » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 5:46 pm

glass house mountains - beewah?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby isoma » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 6:38 pm

I think doogs means Beerwah (in the distance). Crookneck is the closest and you are standing on Ngungun. I think the real name for Crookneck is Coonorwin.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 7:49 pm

isoma wrote:I think doogs means Beerwah (in the distance). Crookneck is the closest and you are standing on Ngungun. I think the real name for Crookneck is Coonorwin.

I have to give it to isoma as the first complete and accurate answer. Yes, the peaks are Mt Coonowrin (Crookneck) in the foreground with Mt Beerwah behind and I'm standing on Mt Ngungun (or Ngun Ngun).

ILUVSWTAS I'm fairly sure Crookneck can't be climbed safely without ropes. One of the climbers around here might know better. I believe it was closed to (legal) climbing around 1999 due safety and stability concerns.

isoma your turn.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby juju » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 7:52 pm

Thought it was in NSW - read Julie read!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby isoma » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 9:21 pm

ILUV and johnw - Crookneck can be climbed without ropes, though these days the peak is "closed" due to concerns about its stability. There are (were) quite a few roped climbs as well.

OK next one then.

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

Postby isoma » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 9:40 pm

This isn't a QLD photo btw.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby juju » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 10:30 pm

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

Postby isoma » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 11:31 pm

a bit further west juju
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Graham51 » Fri 25 Feb, 2011 5:23 am

It's in the Stirling Range north of Albany. Taken from the car park. Bluff Knoll.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby juju » Fri 25 Feb, 2011 6:51 am

This game makes me want to go places...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Fri 25 Feb, 2011 7:15 am

juju wrote:This game makes me want to go places...


Me too.

To complete a photo of a landmark in each of the states and territories we still need a photo from SA, NT and ACT.

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

Postby eggs » Fri 25 Feb, 2011 9:16 am

Tony,

calm down - we are only on page 2! There will be plenty more to come.
Though I might leave the ACT photos to you. :)

I don't remember those facilities at Bluff Knoll, but I was there 27 years ago... :roll:
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