18 May 2009, 3:19pm
Forestry education
by admin

Paint the Picture

Hey, this sounds like fun. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is creating a photomosaic with pictures you send them. From a USFWS news blurb:

Let’s Go Outside Campaign to Connect People with Nature and Create Photomosaic

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service News Release, May 18, 2009 [here]

This Memorial Day and all summer long, get out into nature and see some wildlife – in your backyard, at your local park or on a nearby national wildlife refuge. You’ll create family memories to last a lifetime, and if you take your digital camera, you’ll not only capture those memories, but will have the opportunity to submit them as part of a major online Photomosaic.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the launch of a “Let’s Go Outside” initiative to create a massive compilation of nearly 10,000 publicly provided photographs capturing families creating memories in nature this summer. The assembled photographs will create a Photomosaic of an outdoor image to be revealed at the conclusion of the summer, and then made into a commemorative poster.

All digital photos submitted will be included in the Photomosaic – a picture that has been divided into equally sized sections, each of which is replaced with a photograph. When viewed at a distance, the Photomosiac seems to be one complete image, while close examination reveals it as a composition of thousands of smaller images. Visitors to the “Let’s Go Outside” web site will be able to watch the Photomosaic being built and locate their own images by using a unique code number. …

The blurb has a link to the interactive photomosaic site [here]. My thought is to send them real photos of the destruction the government has inflicted on our public (and private) lands. So I will be shooting them some of the pics from the SOS Forests Photo Pages [here, here].

I urge you to do the same. Find good visual examples of the carnage and paste them into the grand mosaic. If you prefer, send your photos to SOS Forests. We will post them here, and then heave them at the USFWS for you.

Maybe if we paint the picture for the Federales, they will catch a clue. Not likely, I admit, but worth a shot.

Note: thanks and tip of the hard hat to Julie Kay Smithson of Property Rights Research [here] for the headsup.



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