AWESOME pictures. (56K die already..)

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  1. TrickyDisco

    TrickyDisco <b><font color=blue>Voted TFW2005's Sexiest Female

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    So, sometimes work can be totally annoying....and other times I get jobs like this:

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    Those are old slides from the Vestmann Islands eruption of 1973, where one night in January the citizens woke up to a blazing volcano erupting in the middle of town...
     
  2. Team Jetfire

    Team Jetfire Pop-POP!

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    Wow,
    those are some kick ass pictures.
    For A minute I thought you took them....:lol 
     
  3. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    That's crazy!
     
  4. TrickyDisco

    TrickyDisco <b><font color=blue>Voted TFW2005's Sexiest Female

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  5. Vector Sigma

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    Holy Crap, i was about to ask you 'What the hell volcano is erupting right now?'. Beautiful shots!...
     
  6. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    DAMN! They're standing on top of a street sign?!
     
  7. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Great pictures, kudos to whoever took them.
     
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    SWEEEEEEEEET.
    And in the year I was born, no less.
     
  9. TrickyDisco

    TrickyDisco <b><font color=blue>Voted TFW2005's Sexiest Female

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    Our then president (the one in the big glasses) overlooking the damages on the islands
     
  10. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    Why is your country called Iceland again? From those pics I would've thought the name would be Fireland or something. :p 
     
  11. TrickyDisco

    TrickyDisco <b><font color=blue>Voted TFW2005's Sexiest Female

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    See that house?

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    Same house, a couple of hours later....

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    Same house today.

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  12. TrickyDisco

    TrickyDisco <b><font color=blue>Voted TFW2005's Sexiest Female

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    Kick ass pics.
     
  14. TrickyDisco

    TrickyDisco <b><font color=blue>Voted TFW2005's Sexiest Female

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    The mainland off in the distance, the erupting islands and the all-new island in the sea created by the eruption

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    The general store during the eruption...

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    ..and after the initial clean-up.

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    Mid-summer, after the eruption ended, the citizens start by clearing out the cemetary.

    You can find all the info on the event in the Wikipedia entry here.

    The guy who took these pics? He's about 80something and is a regular customer of mine. He used to be a pilot and an avid photographer who regularly flew between the mainland and the islands and thus was quite busy during the months of the eruption. I usually HATE scanning slides as it is quite time-consuming and annoying, but everytime I see his name on an order, I know I am in for a treat, for his pictures are just WAY awesome!
     
  15. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Oh snap! Those are some crazy pics!
     
  16. TrickyDisco

    TrickyDisco <b><font color=blue>Voted TFW2005's Sexiest Female

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    My favourite part? Look at the VW beetle...it starts out all crisp orange and after a couple of weeks it's totally black with soot :lol 

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    This is what the islands look like today; the fartherst part is the part of town that went under the lava.
     
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    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    That's the same car?!:lol 
     
  18. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    so what exactly IS your job?
     
  19. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    Those pictures are incredible! It looks like the Earth is swallowing up the town, trying to erase all traces of humanity!


    Well, there's a Fire Island in New York, but it's ah, not quite the same ...
     
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    TrickyDisco <b><font color=blue>Voted TFW2005's Sexiest Female

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    I work in photofinishing, have done for the past six years. NEVER seen pictures as awesome as this.
     

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