The only thing that means is that it is recommended that the sun does not enter directly thru the window.
See what happens if the window is pointing north (on the northern hemisphere). From autumn to spring the sun will be on the south side of your house, so will not hit the north window.
In summer (northern hemisphere) if you live below the tropic the sun ...
They can use machine learning to guess location from photo
Guessing the location of a randomly chosen Street View image is hard,
even for well-traveled humans. But Google’s latest
artificial-intelligence machine manages it with relative ease.
“PlaNet is able to localize 3.6 percent of the images at street-level
accuracy and 10.1 percent at ...
What subject areas do you want to photograph?
KL has lots to see but is also an excellent gateway for short quick cheap (or cheapish) trips to elsewhere.
Cameron highlands (daytrip) worthwhile.
Malacca !!! - VERY good. LONG day trip possible but go for a weekend. Bus trip cheapish and not very long. Hostels cheap. Old history, people, architecture. (...
You can search the images in http://images.google.com by providing the url/upload of the image when the image is popular but no geolocation is available.
According result from Google's image search, the first one is likely shoot in Jiuzhaigou, China. The second one is likely shoot in Luoping, China.
At least according to Wikipedia, these types of sites can be referred to as geolocation-oriented photo sharing sites.
Here is the list of what I use:
Google Maps(Click on "Photos" feature)
Photosynth on Bing Maps(I click into it from the PS site)
Panoramio(The same as the two above) - More info at StackOverFlow
Stuck On Earth(iPad)
I found this partial solution here at StackExchange. While I am not sure of the precision to which this calculation is made, it is a first step. Now, if only the results could be calculated for a specified area and then laid over a map as a contour plot to show sunrise and sunset times... Same goes for the moon! Thanks in advance to @erikwkolstad ☺
In the southern hemisphere south of the tropics you would use a south-facing window.
In the tropics it becomes a bit tricky:
From late March until late September the sun is north of the equator and you would use a south-facing window if you were exactly on the equator.
From late September until late March the sun is south of the equator and you would use a ...
Depending on "high" in elevation there are free public places that will, if nothing else, get you above street level, with views over streets and long avenues. These include the High Line Park, which is usually open till a couple of hours after sunset depending on the season, or Tudor City, above 42nd Street, which is a street and open 24 hours.
MapAPic Location Scout is good for remembering locations. After you add some locations, you can tag them, search, get directions, share/print as PDFs, and more.
UPDATE: As of June 2013, MapAPic can read geo-location exif data from images, and create new locations using that data!
I don't really have a particular recommendation with respect to photo tours but I have been a few times and Cuba is gorgeous! Get away from the tourist resorts and you will be in a photographer's dream. The old city architecture in any of the bigger cities is stunning and largely in a state of disrepair which makes it real. (Like Prague before the fall of ...
Go to the south west of the country and head for Kerry, specifically Dingle and continue west and drive around the peninsula. There's some amazing views there. It won't be great if it's a bad day though!
I came across a website called Pashadelic. From what I can tell, they are trying to aid photographers find and discover great location for landscape photography. Their map is quite advance allowing you to load information such as panoramio photos and allowing you to see the sun/moon position. It's still in beta but I see a potential.
Cannock Chase has some nice landscapes as does Kinver Edge. I've also heard good things about the Lickey Hills, though I've never been.
Both Kinver and Cannock are probably Spring/Summer only places, though you can probably get some nice snow-clad landscapes from the Lickey Hills. Just a little bit further afield, you can go to the Forest of Dean, which is ...
The most obvious one has a spectacular view of the city: the Empire State Building. The observation deck is fenced, but in such a way that you can fit a camera lens through and it's open until 2:00 AM (last elevator ride up is 1:15 AM).
Anyways, plenty of detail on their website and I definitely recommend it.
It may be a bit late for this, but be sure to check whether the arboretum has any photo policies. I know that in two locations I looked into here, one prohibits commercial photography unless the photographer purchases a license. The other was fine with small groups, but they've got some guidelines about behavior and the size of your entourage (ex: stay on ...
ModelMayhem is definitely the way to go in the USA. You have some newcomers, but they have still not the reach of the original.
Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr are great too, because models follow other models, so once you have found an US model page/profile, just go to the users she/he follows and to the suggestions.
Nikon View NX-i can copy Geo-tag info to other pictures, see here:
I don't know if it will open Iphone pictures and read their geo-tag info though, you would have to try.
If you like to have geo-tag info, I would recommend just using an app for it. I have gps4cam pro, and it works perfectly. I haven'...
Interestingly, Google Earth Pro allows you to change the time of day in 3D mode to see a representation of how the shadows will fall due to topographical features. I can't say that it's the best, but it will give a general idea... Here's the Grand Tetons at ~7:30PM
And at 8:00 AM
For the Sun and most major celestial objects, this US Naval Observatory tool may be what you want. However, I suspect it is not exactly what you are seeking, as you seem to be interested in local obstructions somewhere in your line of sight. Data for that would seem an extremely difficult job to know.
Use Form B for international locations. You will need to ...
Top of the Rock. Nice view of Empire State and Manhattan. The upper deck has just a low fence.
Empire State is great during the night because it has a view towards Time Square and is much less busy then.
Instead of a tripod, carry a bean bag.
The three main canals that form a horseshoe around the central railway station - the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht - are all ideal. The architecture is very typical Amsterdam round there (tall, narrow houses with typically Dutch facades) and as a plus the little hump-backed bridges that cross the canals provide you with excellent locations to ...
On of the most beautiful channels is the "Prinsengracht". There are trees around that give a nice frame, too.
There are some spots where the bridge over the channel is wider and you can get some distance between you and the group. For example here. This location should have the right direction for afternoon light.
On every spot in Amsterdam however there ...
Awespot has a list of travel spots in Malaysia, with photos from Flickr (so it can help visualize what kind of photos you can make): Malaysia.
Interesting spots in the list:
Gunung Mulu National Park
The snake temple
Not a specific answer, but try using the Flickr map search feature. Point it roughly where you want to shoot, search for something generic (landscape, sunset etc.). It will give you great ideas for shoot locations and the sort of shots you can get from there.
Example search of "Landscape" north west of Derby.
I don't know if this is what you want but the built in Photos app on iPhone can show you on a map all the locations of previously taken photos. Just tap "Places" along the bottom navigation bar of the Photos app. (On the right, next to Albums and Photo Stream).
Trey Ratcliff has an app, Stuck on Earth that does the virtual scouting aspect of what you want. It uses location data from flickr to show you pictures on a large map. You can scroll around and find cool pics and spots.
As mentioned, the app Scout does the second part quite well, so you can make a journal of places you want to remember for locations.
If you have access to an iPad, Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs has a free app called Stuck on Earth. This uses crowdsourcing to choose popular locations and photos. Like Google Earth/Maps, you can zoom in on locations, and with the app, click on spots and view photos taken there.
You can take Shane's advice, have a look at south west Ireland, and then ...