Here are some nice pictures of mountains in California taken from Point Dume:







The actual visible amounts align pretty much perfectly with those predicted on a spherical earth, while the flat earth predicts between 2,200 and 6,100 feet more should be seen, depending on distance.

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Re: Nice photos of California mountains disprove the flat earth notion
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 11:19:10 AM »
I'm not sure why this thread is in FEI. Do your "nice photos" investigate or critique a mainstream, authoritative claim? If so, please make sure to make your point in the body of the OP.
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Re: Nice photos of California mountains disprove the flat earth notion
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 08:18:35 PM »
We already had this thread. It was determined and agreed that on a Round Earth the amount of mountain that should have been visible to the observer was somewhere between 13% to 7.8% of the mountain, depending on how the math was done.

It did not match up to the Round Earth Theory. Take a look at where the base of the mountain would be in the below Google Streetview Image from near the mountain:

https://forum.tfes.org/index.php?topic=10320.40

« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 08:24:59 PM by Tom Bishop »

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Re: Nice photos of California mountains disprove the flat earth notion
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 10:17:13 PM »
Perspective causes a sinking effect for objects that are beyond the horizon line for an optical horizon. The base of that mountain is clearly beyond the horizon so there should be a sinking effect.  The Bislin calculator and other such calculators don't take this fact into account so any predictions made using them are worthless.
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Re: Nice photos of California mountains disprove the flat earth notion
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 11:53:16 PM »
Perspective causes a sinking effect for objects that are beyond the horizon line for an optical horizon. The base of that mountain is clearly beyond the horizon so there should be a sinking effect.  The Bislin calculator and other such calculators don't take this fact into account so any predictions made using them are worthless.

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Perspective causes a shrinking effect. Perspective wouldn't cut off the lower third of the sun. This would be perspective:


Re: Nice photos of California mountains disprove the flat earth notion
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 01:33:27 PM »
We already had this thread.

That's a different photo.
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Re: Nice photos of California mountains disprove the flat earth notion
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 05:29:57 AM »
The base of that mountain is clearly beyond the horizon so there should be a sinking effect.

Can you please explain this further, George?
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Re: Nice photos of California mountains disprove the flat earth notion
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 10:17:50 AM »
Here's the nearest place of streetview I could find along the Point Dume-San Jacinto line of sight:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8503132,-117.0685214,3a,75y,89.97h,86.43t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szU1Xze8GPitJIAh_Vrr5oA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!5m1!1e4
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