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Puebloan climbs Manitou Incline to show solidarity with France

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Joining in with the world to pay their respects after the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, Sam Chambers and Dan O’Sullivan took to the Manitou Incline in Colorado to show their solidarity and love for the victims in Paris. The duo took a long-exposure photograph of Sam Chambers holding lights of the French flag while photographer Dan O’Sullivan captured Sam going up the 2,200 ft incline.

Here’s what Sam Chambers told our Kara Mason:

I was just the “Stuntman” willingly to ascend a snow covered incline at night while holding the lights. Dan O’Sullivan Photography from Colorado Springs was the visionary. He captured me from parking lot of Manitou Springs H.S. About 1-1/2 miles away using timelapse techniques, and a fat 3200 mm lens. It has been proclaimed public domain, as the whole project was in memoriam to the victims of terrorism in France.

The post has been trending on Facebook since the two shared the image.

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You’ve never seen Colorado 8° off the horizon

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Colorado from 8° - showing Montrose to Denver. (The Atlantic / DigitalGlobe)

Colorado from 8° – showing Montrose to Denver. (The Atlantic / DigitalGlobe)

You are some of the first humans to see Colorado like this.

In a game of angles, if you view something at just the right angle, it is filled with context and purpose, it gives life to an otherwise lifeless object.

A hi-resolution satellite photo, featured in The Atlantic taken by WorldView-3 captured Colorado like never seen before. In just one photo it shows Montrose to Ft. Morgan. On Sept. 10, 2015, the satellite operated by DigialGlobe flew over the southwest and turned back around to capture Colorado from a unique angle of “8° off the horizon.”

How low is that? According to Kevin Bullock at DigitalGlobe:

When the sun gets that low, it starts looking different and turning different colors. And we can’t actually program that into our satellite because the optics are so much different than what the typical operation is. We actually program the satellite to look at stars which are behind the field of view and behind the Earth, so to speak. So we’re looking at stars that aren’t actually visible from where the satellite’s position is, and the Earth gets in the way, and that’s how we capture the image.

The story featured in the Atlantic tells this story of the technology and background of taking unique shots from space.

To see the full image along with highlights go here.

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