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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2007, 12:33:28 pm »
Sorry, Mick, then I take my hat off to you, it must be a reflection of the Mendip Hills. :ras:

I am going to give in too! As despite the 'reflection' being on the South-East side of the reservoir (hills supposedly reflected are North of the res.), and the amazing coincidence that the straight lines are in line with the intake tower, and that we know that this is the shallower section of the res and therefore the water-weedier part, it is clearly a reflection of the Mendips. Clearly. Ga gaga
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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2007, 01:09:53 pm »
Sorry, Mick, then I take my hat off to you, it must be a reflection of the Mendip Hills. :ras:

I am going to give in too! As despite the 'reflection' being on the South-East side of the reservoir (hills supposedly reflected are North of the res.), and the amazing coincidence that the straight lines are in line with the intake tower, and that we know that this is the shallower section of the res and therefore the water-weedier part, it is clearly a reflection of the Mendips. Clearly. Ga gaga

Yes; yes it must be a reflection. Nothing else would make any sense.

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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2007, 08:35:54 pm »
I have dived in there a few times and it's just thick canadian pond weed.

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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2007, 09:10:05 pm »
Here is the latest image from Google Earth taken after the weed died back this autumn

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/8827/axressq9.jpg

This was a low level flight as the reflection of the photograher can be seen.
Looks familiar, but I cant think why?
« Last Edit: December 02, 2007, 09:20:54 pm by martinr »

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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2007, 09:39:21 am »
Here is the latest image from Google Earth taken after the weed died back this autumn

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/8827/axressq9.jpg

This was a low level flight as the reflection of the photograher can be seen.
Looks familiar, but I cant think why?


Nice one Martin

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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2007, 10:49:06 am »
Mick -

On a more serious note:

I think you may have a point about the lake showing a reflection of mendip.

Assume that the aerial photo was taken at a low altitude and at an oblique angle. Then a reflection could appear in the lake. The photo would then be manipulated to make it appear it was taken from directly above.

just a theory.

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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2007, 11:11:07 am »
Ok - so some of you think the greener colouring is a reflection of the hills. Yes? So the dark blue is reflection of the sky, yes?

If this is so, this indicates that the hill (generating the reflection) are to the south east of the reservoir (it's not a lake - it's entirely man-made).

I can assure you - having lived in this area for 40 odd years - there are no significant hills in this direction untill the Wedmore ridge - several miles away.

Also, bear in mind that as the reservoir is actually higher than the surrounding land it's unlikely to reflect any of it's direct locality.

It's weed!!!

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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2007, 11:18:46 am »
Get a mirror, put it on the floor and look into it from any angle you like. You cannot get a reflection that simulates the one that is claimed is in the reservoir. It is just not possible for this to be a reflection of the Mendips. If it is, I will eat Hughie's caving hat.

And that is really not very nice at all.
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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2007, 11:24:16 am »
If you look at the images of nearby trees and houses, you can see that it was taken from above and not at an oblique angle.
VE and GE both do take low level oblique arial photos, but they tend to be of major cities. I don't think medip qualifies

I see nothing in this image that looks anything like a set of hills or a reflection of a set of hills.

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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2007, 12:10:43 pm »
If you look at the images of nearby trees and houses, you can see that it was taken from above and not at an oblique angle.
VE and GE both do take low level oblique arial photos, but they tend to be of major cities. I don't think medip qualifies

I see nothing in this image that looks anything like a set of hills or a reflection of a set of hills.

I think you are confused.
We were talking about MENDIP

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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2007, 12:15:04 pm »
Whitelackington - the only man in the world who can inspect the back of his head by placing a mirror flat on the floor.

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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2007, 12:18:49 pm »
If you look at the images of nearby trees and houses, you can see that it was taken from above and not at an oblique angle.
VE and GE both do take low level oblique arial photos, but they tend to be of major cities. I don't think medip qualifies

I see nothing in this image that looks anything like a set of hills or a reflection of a set of hills.

I think you are confused.
We were talking about MENDIP
yes, no need to shout. I assume you're being pedantic about my typing mistake in missing the "n" out of Mendip.

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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2007, 02:00:11 pm »
Strangely, if you pan north and zoom in on Blagdon Lake you can see a very good reflection of the Brecon Beacons. I think Whitelackington is on to something.

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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2007, 02:33:31 pm »
Don't think it's the Brecons, Chris. You can plainly see the snow cap - maybe the Alps?

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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2007, 02:35:43 pm »
More likely the china clay tips around St. Austell.

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Re: Cheddar Reservoir
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2007, 02:46:47 pm »
Maybe the green & dark blue colouration is because it's a Blue Cheddar reservoir.
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