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The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
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"The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight" is the title of a remarkable (life-changing) book about our planet and how we are using up the last hours of oil and coal (ancient sunlight stored for eons) and the threat that this poses to the world. It also points the way forward to a world that does not depend on this dwindling resource. The photograph is of an oil refinery at sunset. I have posted a cropped version of it before. My thanks to Chris Sheridan whose suggestion to post it in a UNEP competition was the catalyst for giving it a title. (


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10/04/04 7:42 AM GMT
This is a outstanding picture! I love to see the waves in foreground. Congrats Steb :-)
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
10/04/04 7:47 AM GMT
Hats off to you, Steb! This is one exceptionally well done image.
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"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera."
10/04/04 10:52 AM GMT
A very beautiful image. Well done.
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10/04/04 1:25 PM GMT
Craziness, this is amazing. this'll be in my favorites definitely.
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10/05/04 2:42 AM GMT
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10/05/04 4:03 AM GMT
Awesome shot. Congrats, Steb.
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~Let it be as it is desired~
10/05/04 1:03 PM GMT
Wonderful image and more importantly, that the book you chose is something of profound importance to us all. : Pat.
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"Thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its' wings but cannot fly". ~ Kahlil Gibran.
10/06/04 1:55 AM GMT
Absolutely superb image..both in a literal sense and also symbolically. Gets a 10 from me just as a photo, but add in the text and the ideas behind it and wow!, it blows me away. IMHO, this is photography at its best!
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10/06/04 10:54 PM GMT
Not only a beautiful image, but something to think about that really concerns all. Thanks for sharing info and image.
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we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars
10/07/04 12:19 AM GMT
Wow great shot Steb... and description... very well done.. i like it.... good luck in the contest
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The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand. --Robert Vallett
10/12/04 6:51 AM GMT
I love the image and the way it symbolizes the book! Well done and good luck! :))
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Always, Mimi
10/27/04 9:48 AM GMT
Wow, this is a superb shot. My fav's and the highest mark
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The Artist Formerly Known as B1aze!
12/31/04 4:14 PM GMT
This is a fabulous image and an important message Steb. I will be honoured to use it as my wallpaper for a while. Thank you.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thatís important. Ruth Ross
03/20/05 5:15 PM GMT
Beautiful, you really have some nice pics to your name. Please keep them coming!!
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04/20/05 8:16 PM GMT
awsum and beautifully done
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09/22/11 1:46 PM GMT
I love this one, for sure!
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02/27/15 8:27 PM GMT
This caught my eye, and I love it. What more can I say. Love the choppy water! Nice and adds to the elemental feel!
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Hey there Mister Madman, wat'cha know that I don't know Tell me some crazy stories, let me know who runs this show Glassy-eyed and laughing, he turns and walks away Tell me what made you that way

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