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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #500 on: January 22, 2011, 11:48:22 AM »
Honolulu

Great job......the palace in the lower left is there too.

AKA the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.  :tup:


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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #501 on: January 22, 2011, 11:49:37 AM »
Thanks 2old!!

Now the question is...why this pic?? ??? No Hawaii for us, so why THIS one?


Thanks for the drive info J/C FAn!

So...who is taking a ROADTRIP?? :yess:
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #502 on: January 22, 2011, 12:21:40 PM »
Maybe there will be a "Hawaii Five-O" tie in somewhere?

And don't forget the one flight got diverted to Honolulu, and that may be why that shot is in there.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #503 on: January 22, 2011, 12:26:10 PM »
So, can we tell the time of day by using a rainbow?   :lol3:

This shot was taken between 12:13 and 12:27 pm (assumes November 20th).









Okay...I give up?? HOW can you tell time by a rainbow??  Ask a leprechaun? :funny:


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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #504 on: January 22, 2011, 12:28:20 PM »

And don't forget the one flight got diverted to Honolulu, and that may be why that shot is in there.

ohhhh...I like it!! subtle snark!
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #505 on: January 22, 2011, 12:30:22 PM »

And don't forget the one flight got diverted to Honolulu, and that may be why that shot is in there.

ohhhh...I like it!! subtle snark!

Maybe they are going to try and pretend that they were supposed to go there.

More than likely it is just a good picture for that sort of thing since they were not counting on anybody figuring out where it is.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #506 on: January 22, 2011, 12:34:57 PM »

More than likely it is just a good picture for that sort of thing since they were not counting on anybody figuring out where it is.

 "They" know us waaaay better than that!! :jam:
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #507 on: January 22, 2011, 01:08:40 PM »
In some of the earlier seasons, there were editors who were that subtle with the snark and timeline clues (four to nine, perhaps.) And then a new group came in that tended to be too literal-minded, and stopped telling us little details like how much money teams go and when they left the pitstop.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #508 on: January 22, 2011, 01:42:40 PM »
In some of the earlier seasons, there were editors who were that subtle with the snark and timeline clues (four to nine, perhaps.) And then a new group came in that tended to be too literal-minded, and stopped telling us little details like how much money teams go and when they left the pitstop.

I know...why did the Race producers stop telling the dollar amounts and departure times? I have noticed this odd trend as well.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #509 on: January 22, 2011, 02:09:27 PM »
I thnk they are going to play up the diversion.......especially since it also happened on the flight from Hong Kong on the way to Japan. They could be setting up for the eliminations of those teams that were on that flight. It will make for good drama for the normal people that dont read spoilers.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #510 on: January 22, 2011, 03:36:45 PM »
So, can we tell the time of day by using a rainbow?   :lol3:

This shot was taken between 12:13 and 12:27 pm (assumes November 20th).









Okay...I give up?? HOW can you tell time by a rainbow??  Ask a leprechaun? :funny:




I'm so glad you asked!   :wise

Rainbows only exist in the eyes of those who see them.  There is nothing but a mist of water drops at the spot where we see a rainbow.  They were first figured out by the Frenchman Rene Descartes in 1637.  Here is a good place to see the physics of the rainbow.  The long an short of it is that the sunlight comes from behind us, enters the distant water drop at about a 60 degree angle with respect to the drop's surface normal, reflects off the inside back-surface of the drop, exits the front of drop (not the same place as it came in), and then proceeds to our eyes.  There is a precise, color-dependent angle between our eyes, the drop , and the Sun:  40 to 42 degrees.  At each passage from air-to-water and water-to-air the sunlight is dispersed into its component colors.  The higher energy colors:   Blue, Indigo, Violet are more strongly dispersed.  That's why the rainbow colors go, in order from the outside to the inside:  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

So, in the promo photo, there are two ways to use the rainbow to give the time of day.  One is to estimate the angle from horizontal up to the top of the bow.  Subtract that from 40 degrees and that gives the Solar altitude.  The Solar altitude gives two possible times of day (one for AM and one for PM).  The other way to use the Rainbow (and this was what I used) is to recognize that the top of the bow gives the direction to the Sun.  The Sun is 180 degrees from the top of the bow.  So all you have to do is know where the shot was taken and make a line from there to where the picture shows the top of the bow.  In our shot I used the mountain peaks in the distance to make a vector.  From that you get the Solar azimuth.  There is one time of day for any given Solar Azimuth.

Yes, this was my first rainbow. 

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #511 on: January 22, 2011, 03:39:56 PM »
Good work, Chateau! You're a valuable detective to have around!

That all blows my mind for sure. All I think is  :colors
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #512 on: January 22, 2011, 04:45:27 PM »
Without geometry, life would be...........well, pointless.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #513 on: January 23, 2011, 12:34:05 PM »
The aerial tram is in a canyon on the NE side of Mt San Jacinto, just west of the NW part of Palm Springs. There is a good road out of the canyon to that major road.

I doubt if it will prove to be of any use, but I rode on that aerial tram about 20 to 25 years ago. I don't remember it well enough to know where it was relative to the starting line. It was an interesting ride as there were several (5?) climatic regimes on the mountain from the desert floor at the bottom to an alpine environment at the top. I did some hiking on one or two of the trails at the top. I also remember having a good meal at the restaurant at the top of the tram.

I too rode it in the 1970s. I remember those climate zones. The temperature difference between the top and the canyon floor was 40 degrees, which I understood to be typical.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #514 on: January 23, 2011, 12:50:53 PM »
Hmmmm....lovely day out there!! :angel
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #515 on: January 23, 2011, 04:05:54 PM »
Good job Chateau...........looks like a benchmark right behind Phil to his right......under your orange circle.



Yes!! It is a benchmark   :lol:





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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #516 on: January 23, 2011, 04:19:29 PM »
Well I went on a little 100 mile field trip this morning  :lol:



I found the right spot.  And I found the tattered remains of four paper airplanes after an exhaustive 2 hour search of the region.  I also found an old glove, a CD with bullet holes and lots of bones  :ascared
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« Reply #517 on: January 23, 2011, 04:22:34 PM »
It's beautiful!!


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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #518 on: January 23, 2011, 04:24:05 PM »
thats the spot! :bow:


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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #519 on: January 23, 2011, 04:27:15 PM »
Here is the view of Mount San Jacinto that they had better use  :jam:


And more bones

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #520 on: January 23, 2011, 04:30:53 PM »
Here is another view of Mount San Jacinto that they had better use   :jam: :jam:








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« Reply #521 on: January 23, 2011, 04:38:59 PM »
Perfect for HD!! Gosh, you can really hear the wind!
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #522 on: January 23, 2011, 04:46:09 PM »
Paper Airplanes:


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« Reply #523 on: January 23, 2011, 04:46:35 PM »
Close up:




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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #524 on: January 23, 2011, 04:59:30 PM »
They do look like airplane folds! How in the world did those survive??

Chateau the master!! CSI has NOTHING on your site evals!! :lol:
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