One straight human line drawn onto incredibly rough terrain. - Col. Chris Hadfield
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One straight human line drawn onto incredibly rough terrain.
(Type: photo | Published: 2013-06-01T23:47:08+0000)
[nicolas hamel] - what is it ? pipeline ?
[ariana duke] - Beautiful! Where is this?
[hannah depp] - What's the line from?
[kevinia frazer] - BEAUTIFUL!!! Where is this?
[michelle schroer] - Wow! I thought this was a painting, absolutely beautiful
[williams alejandro alvarez] - is the mother nature in her impressionist age
[sherry shorthouse] - like a slice of mica
[scott street] - Cool. (my daughter told me to type that) lol
[tristan norman] - Beautifully arrogant.
[jb branscombe] - Did you get any pictures over Peru? With those hugeeeeee pictures drawn into the land?
[heather thompson] - awesome - where is this?
[liz wroten] - The beauty of earth. Where?
[jodi ledoyt] - Reminds me of the Southwest.
[diane gerbert-ballum] - The earth really is an Amazing place, isn't it?
[nikolaas stroobants] - advantage of being in the ISS, a photographers dream.
[sue davis] - Such beauty. Where is this location?
[wilmer fawcett] - Where in Earth (?) is that!?
[carole smith samples brumley] - One of your best, sir. Please tell us where it is.
[andreas schoring] - Very human, indeed. ;)
[susan wiley gerard] - That looks like part of the drive between Reno and Las Vegas?
[kevin york] - The deep reddish brown should be a give away
[paula eve peterson] - incredibly beautiful!
[travis lausch] - Looks like a pipeline in the Middle East.
[karen kildahl cyr] - This looks like a cut agate in my grandfather's basement
[gareth looker] - Which way is south west when you're orbiting the earth? Australian outback?
[dorine walski] - I'm loving all the new pictures since you're back, but I'd actually rather know where they are when posted, please?
[carole smith samples brumley] - The bottom part is kind of Georgia O'Keefe-ish.
[del trott] - Glacia of some sort!
[kelly godfrey] - Thanks for continuing to share!
[mary dolan] - Aw now Chris, just when I thought your photos couldn't get any more beautiful.
[evelyn osborne] - I thought this was of a piece of wood! I don't know where this is but if I had to guess I'd say around the Bolivia, Chile, Peru border
[greg b. watch] - Wow, what a great photo, where on earth is this?
[evelyn brown] - I vote with the rest-- PLEASE tell us where this is!
[alyssa contrino] - Boom-de-ya-da, boom-de-ya-da...
[paulo roberto fernandes reis] - WHERE THE HELL IS IT?? COULD ANYONE ANSWER IT TO ME??
[mandy marie laporte-goulet addy] - Oh my !! Looks like an artist palatte..
[anne kittridge] - This photo is magnificent, the colours are spectacular. I love it.
[janice halligan] - Huh. Interesting perspectives from on high, Col. Chris Hadfield. Very interesting.
[shannon j. sankey] - Wow, so Awesome!! :)
[jo anne conway] - It looks like "Mother of Pearl" from inside a sea shell!!
[christine ann thomas] - On quick glance I thought it was wood grain with special lighting ... fantastic!
[josée roy leon] - Wow (from my daughter, age 8)
[irina mitri] - I mean,come on!!! WOW.......
[adam foreman] - That looks incredible.
[lan crutcher] - Alright, where is the eraser? C'mon people lets get this fixed!
[nicole evans-beattie] - It looks like a tree stump...
[lynn mcguire] - Gotta love surveyors!!! lol
[tj charmedjthree] - Are we allowed to use these as cover photos? Beautiful!!
[allison despas] - It kind of looks like wood with knots in it :) very beautiful
[mary jane thurmond delauder] - Looks like a piece of granite!
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[linda page] - Human activity seems marked by geometry--lines, squares, cubes...
[maria ibarra] - Stunning! I'm very grateful for sharing this amazing pictures Co. Chris! :)
[idrialis castillo] - I though it was a piece of wood!
[wendy patterson] - A timely metaphor for life sometimes.
[brenda yip] - I love you Chris!
[kevin york] - Bolivia, Chile, Argentina?
[leonor vega] - fantástica foto
[jj walsh] - is it yellowstone national park?
[melody t stratton] - I will wait patiently for you to let us know where this is - but must add: What? is the straight line??
[deirdre o'neill] - This is beautiful. If I saw it hanging in a gallery I'd be trying to figure out what the line meant
[lynda walsh washbrook] - Wow......amazing and to think we would never have seen these places without you and Evan. Thank you.
[sandy dugdale-hessel] - It would be really incredible if someone would identify the locations on ALL these photos.. It's not as interesting or exciting when you have no clue where in the world, they are from.
[claire roy] - yes can we know where this is please
[donna johnson] - Goosebumps. Stan Rogers, beautiful, so apropos.
[christine powless] - Interesting how the striations on ground 'tumble' into the water (sea?) almost like cliff erosion a long time ago. But that is only what it seems like to me. Not sure where though.
[elizabeth levasseur watling] - I, too, am very curious to know where this might be. Evan??? ;)
[brandon williams] - More like a scar
[annie beaulac dalmas] - Are these pics that you took while still on the ISS , or are these pics taken by the current ISS crew, that you're posting?
[ricarda carter] - looks like a Van Gogh painting!
[heloisa helena millon fontes] - what a fantastic Picture!
[oliver schöning] - IS this a Painting, a piece of wood or outerspace?
[loredana sordo] - So beautiful! It reminds me of an oyster's shell.
[lucie kocum] - So many of your shots look like paintings, as though the great artists had visions of the space perspective hundreds of years ago. Entirely possible.
[travis courtney] - Looks like a really nice piece of exotic wood!!
[ally wilkin] - Is that the Great Wall of China? Himalayas.
[george claxton] - The line looks like a crack in a piece of wood, maybe we. Should look at it that way
[lisa ryan] - I only thought those were visible from aircraft. Are they visible in space as well? They must be more massive than I had envisioned.
[wendy klemen parry] - sure would love to know where it is! its beautiful!
[marie-paule girard] - C'est un œuvre d'art!
[carl rodham] - Looks kinda like a piece of wood
[sharon sullivan] - beatiful but it looks like a stab wound where is this Alberta???
[robyn lyons] - wow, these photos continue to amaze me. this is our earth??? it's unbelievably beautiful. thank you so much for sharing your view of it with us <3
[joseph page] - do you have any Nazca photos...
[candace frady ball] - Looks just like a piece of old wood. This is so amazing!
[mari n'stuff zamora] - Don't mean to be vulgar but it looks like a vagina.
[laura h. harris] - This is beautiful!
[ellen maddix] - Reminds me of Pictured Rocks Lakeshore in the U.P., eh?
[brian colwell] - Evan Hadfield has mentioned that his dad snapped a few thousand extra photos during his stay on the ISS, so all of these breathtaking photos have indeed been taken by Col. Chris himself. :-)
[wendy smith] - Wow! Like a giant piece of Agate.
[millette kish] - Breathtaking. Thank you.
[millette kish] - Breathtaking. Thank you.
[kel thompson] - Unfortunately (or fortunately) human's great achievements, like space exploration, are intrinsically related to their ability to traverse "incredibly rough" terrain such as this.
[heather mary] - Looks like the earth has been cut, and is bleeding. This is a beautiful photo. I would love you to post where this is as well :)
[joanna scheffler] - We all wanna know where...
[paul deroche] - Looks like a painting!
[steve urquhart] - I'm reading the rings for the history of this giant Sequoia.
[dana drake] - This is my favorite so far!
[maggie frymel] - Reminds me of the paintings of Peter Westermann....breathtaking!
[susan bray] - Have read most of the comments, and the consensus seems to be WHERE IS THIS ??? RSVP Col. Hadfield.
[suzan reed] - WHERE??? Would be great to have an idea of where these photos are from when they are posted. ;)
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[haley walton] - This looks like wood grain!
[blake shortreed] - looks like a pussy!!
[michelle mccartan] - Wow! Who's the artist? ;)
[andrew wong] - Looks like the big red storm on Jupiter.
[david mcginley] - More fascination... Cheers Col Chris!
[lisa barfoot] - look to me.. an eye 'dreaming' ... sublime !!! thank you so much for sharing Col.
[david griffin] - Oil / gas pipeline Siberia ?
[jill johnston] - Looks like Cirque du Soleil make up around a closed eye.
[martin hinterndorfer] - where? where? where? where?
[lyn oakley] - Wow. Where is this?
[ryan westell] - Azerbaijan? Please tell us, tell us (whiney voice)
[aideen tierney] - WHERE IS THIS? *sorry for shouting*
[may barnard] - three questions. Where? What? Why? The line cutting across it dawn the left side looks like something drawn on the picture!
[sheila mchugh] - Would love to use this as my wallpaper on the computer.
[brenda unrau worsley] - Don't get it. Lol
[steven nair] - Simply beautiful!
[lance madrid] - Looks like Death Valley
[patrick harris] - Inside of a rock?????
[dawna gillie morse] - Absolutely beautiful. Looks like an artist put a lot of work into this.
[wendy mcinnis] - "there's not enough darkness in the entire universe, to put out the light of one candle" and similiarly, there's not enough wilderness on the planet to deny the one man-made line..
[nancy robertson] - this is so fascinating. . . where is it?
[davide simonetti] - It looks a little a close-up of Jupiter :)
[corrina austin] - It looks like a wound...
[kleyson musso] - An abstract picture!
[gordon smithers] - looks like oil paint on canvas :-)
[susan mae myers] - The best thing about waiting to find out "Where is this?" is reading all the wonderfully imagined ideas of "This reminds me........"
[kristoffer brown] - Stan rogers. What a great talent gone to soon.
[kevin mcie] - Scrolling down I thought that this was the cross section of a tree or a rock. Had no clue it was a landscape.
[pat larochelle] - It seems like wood
[elaine gillett] - Not Ayres Rock! Thats red all year round and quite vegetated from this years rain. Wrong colours so where is this????
[hoon chee whitwell] - Your photographs never cease to amaze me; especially as they relate to planet earth and its inhabitants. Love them.
[linda tamburro] - WOW this would make a great piece of wall art
[hope ludlow aldridge] - don't be rude!! You are owed nothing; you however owe Chris and Evan thanks for sharing the beautiful photos with us all!!
[sheryl mckee] - Where is this? So many colours and textures.... beautiful.
[hope ludlow aldridge] - you can't have seen many....
[ross britton] - Is this Mars???
It's the only place other than the moon or earth that this could be.
[paulo roberto fernandes reis] - Just kiddin' Hope, I forgot to press back the caps lock, I ain't rude at all time.
[sheryl mckee] - I did the same thing at first until I read the caption and noticed who posted :). Nature reuses the same patterns over and over again :).
[nigel johnson] - Could be a gas pipe running for hundreds of miles across siberia
[shirley moores] - Incredibly beautiful!
[domingo ramoncito w. salviejo] - Thought it was wood rings!
[marzie mahon] - Looks like a Jabba the Hut....... But a few G and T's.....,...,Who knows ?, Trying to get to sleep.....BUT cannot go to sleep..... .... "Ground Control to Major TOM " cannot get it out of my head .,,,,..
Col. Chris we watched you many a night as you passed over Swindon, Uk....... !!!! Our daughter wanted to be a vet, now she wants to go to International Space Station.,...,,.,!!!!
[roomone eketahunaschool] - KVP thinks it is Jupiter's red spot.
[sherrill i. pearson] - I haven't seen one of these photos that couldn't qualify as a fine art abstract. Great for artistic inspiration.
[kate worsley tozer] - He posted some recently while in space so have a look thru his album...
[francine chouinard] - Chris avec ses belles photos vous allez pouvoir faire des belles peintures dans vos loisirs super
[tom clarke] - Looks like a squished up Jaba the Hut in the lower right quadrant!! But beautiful as the earth has shown itself to be. Thanks for enlightening us all.
[garry paul dunn] - We (as in humans) like borders way too much
[joe sutherland] - Reminiscent of Jupiter!
[dennis pecheny] - what part of the world is this?
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[peter Šoka] - At first glance it looked like Jupiter or Saturn clouds, but then I saw the sharp lines... so where it is? Atacama? Middle Asia? Somewhere in Sahara?
[maurena mackenzie] - So beautiful! It is impossible to pick a favorite from all of the " space pictures". :)
[kate worsley tozer] - Iran or Pakistan?
[justine ashley] - I had the same thought, and there's nothing vulgar about vaginas. :)
[janet macleod] - Oyster shell on the left side.
[carla shellenberger] - Looks like a road of some sort
[jeff powers] - I don't think that is Death Valley, the erosion patterns are different but I would love to find out where it is.
[rachel dempsey] - This is beautiful. My favorite picture so far.
[edgar madsen] - It has a snatsh of Saturn...
[geoffrey derry] - Now you are just photographing wood and telling us stuff.
[sue brothen] - looks like the outer shell of some kind of giant clam. Where on earth is this??
[giles bois] - Looks like a slice through a tree trunk, amazing the effects of distance and scale, without any terms of reference.
[cathy henry] - I thought this was art until I saw who posted it....but then I guess the whole world really is a work of art. Where is this?
[rosa carela bernstein] - A massive oyster shell after the meat has been slurped off the shell. Breathtaking.
[genya havrachynsky] - In tone, pattern, and mood, it resembles the work of a few Russian artists who post on Facebook. Hmmm. At first glance, I mistook your photo for one of their paintings. You have such a good eye for beauty.
[kay murphy] - Is it the Great Wall? (it's the only straight line cut into rough terrain I can think of).
[stephane lapointe] - It look like an old piece of wood!!! Wow...
[paul frindle] - It makes me ponder whether there is any natural feature on earth forming a straight line that's not created by humans? I suspect not.
[coralia correia reid] - Stunning landscape!
[joseph page] - Thanks Kate, will do...
[marzie mahon] - Still looks like squished Jaba the Hut....... !!!!!
[rita correia] - How many years mother nature took to compose this? Beautiful.
[steve chapman] - I'm thinking this picture has been enlarged, cropped or zoomed in on this piece of earth. Where in the world (Is Carmen Miranda)...I know, I'm aging myself.
[rhonda strickland] - I just scrolled through all 188 comments hoping someone identified this, but no one has. I hope Evan or Chris can tell us where this is!
[lucie fourcaudot] - Amazing piece of art !! Once again, thank you Col. Hadfield !
[brooks de peijster] - My guess is somewhere in Nevada/Arizona/Utah/Colorado/New Mexico
[isabelle veillette] - WOW! Which part of the globe is that???
[victoria balogh caldwell] - where is this? It's stark but beautiful at the same time.
[hans u. gaensler] - US-Mexican border ?
[bryan schmidt] - "Weaving one worn line through a land so wide and savage.."
[judi duvall] - Some of your pictures (like this one) would make amazing quilt fabric designs!! How about getting in touch with some of the fabric manufacturers???? I'd love to make a quilt using this nature design in a fabric
[jack gable] - This is excellent. I would be very happy to pay for a decent print of this shot. I'm sure this has been asked before but will some of these shots be for sale anywhere in the future?
[jacqueline locke] - Reminds me of a slice of wood. The shape dictating what can be made with it. Beautiful colours and patterns.
[rae sattin] - Having just spent four days in the Kananaskis, it looks like a tree cookie. I had to take a second glance :) amazing!
[pil dal] - Awesome place, like a beautiful handmade drawing.
[sharyn mundy] - Mother of pearl.....Ha ha ha some of these comments...help out the agony and tell us where. I think the Sahara, some of the most amazing shots you have shared (although all are good) have been from there. ,,,wellll, no, maybe not the Sahara after all,.... you said " incredibly rough terrain"...hmmmm U.S and Mexican border?
[david l. bertrand] - I set his as my desktop background. But I don't know where it is!
[brandi harrigan] - I thought it was wood until I read the post :). Its beautiful.
[randi pfeiffer] - Oh Man I can hardly wait for your book!
[barbara reitenbach] - Awesome picture!
[jim brady] - I've narrowed it down to Australia, Asia or South America :-p great pic
[nadine feldman] - So so beautiful! Thank you Col Chris.
[oksana zhadan] - Where was it, Chris? It's so beautiful!
[gin ortiz] - At first I thought it was wood grain.
[johanne mercier] - Looks like a piece of agate. Is that a pipe line? Ugh, the torture of not knowing where this is! :)
[catherine dalton] - This really reminds me of a Van Gogh painting!
[bliss dodd] - Eroded anticlines, perhaps hogback ridges , but where??
[marjory smith gibney] - So stunningly beautiful...
[nima behkish] - that wind erosion.
[anne-marie watrin baudy] - bsoir, on dirait un immense pinceau qui glisse sur la toile ....pour faire une fresque .
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[janet preston] - it looks like an oyster shell
[yvonne mccrae bekiarudis] - Wow Chris reminds me of van Gogh.
[lisa bostlund] - PLEASE please please tell everyone where is this..
[maureen bayliss] - it looks like wood grain from old rough sawn barnboard