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Yorky
03-18-2013, 05:01 AM
As you probably know, I'm a huge fan of Google Street View and love to explore on screen.

If you have some favourite street view locations which would make good paintings, why not post them on this thread? I'll start the ball rolling with one from Kettlewell.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2013/1046-Ketlewell1.jpg
Here's the link. (http://goo.gl/maps/UqBqU)

You can of course explore that location.

To capture a scene from Street View, click the full screen icon top right then press Prt Scn next to f12 to copy it to the clipboard then open your paint program and CTRL+V to paste it in.

To get a link to the location press the link icon top left of the street view image and choose short url then copy the code. EDIT: THis has been changed of late to a "Copy the URL" link.

Google permits the use of Street View images as references for paintings and you may sell the resulting paintings. This was determined by the Virtual Paintout (http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.co.uk/) bloggers.


Google approves using Street View for art!

After speaking with Google's Maps Team, it has been determined that artists can use images from Google Street View as reference for creating paintings and drawings, and the artists can sell these works.

One thing that needs to be made clear. If the artist shows an original view on which a painting is based, i.e. the original screenshot, make sure to keep the Google logo and copyright visible on that screenshot. No logos or mention of Google is necessary on your art itself. As an example, if you show your Street View art in a gallery and want to show the reference beside the painting, the reference would have the logo, not your painting.


PS I found the Permissions page on Google which explains your rights to use Streetview images. (https://www.google.com/permissions/geoguidelines/)

EDIT: OK I managed to make a little video on capturing a scene.

p1BTpY_Q3-4

Sorry I couldn't fully demonstrate pasting it into my graphics program, a quirk of the Snagit video capture program i was using.

Hope that helps.

EDIT: There is a wonderful site which allows you to travel from one Street View location to another in video format. Here's a link:

http://www.streetviewmovie.com/hj_map.aspx

Doug

WthrLady
03-18-2013, 06:47 AM
I love traveling through google street vies to explore! Although it makes me really motion sick. It's been a while since I've used it. Maybe during breaks today.

shipbroker
03-18-2013, 08:09 AM
I have only used it a couple of times to find farmyard entrances for caravan rallies......never for painting.........but then apart from my iPod Touch I am very low-tech...when Caryl mentioned Google Reader closing I had never heard of it.

geoff

seedy
03-18-2013, 09:40 AM
I was just thinking about using Street View last week. It would have been somewhat ridiculous for Google to not allow the use of their street scenes since one can just visit the area with a camera....or heaven forbid.....do it PA.
At least we know where we stand.
"Virtual Paintout" is an interesting site./
Thanks for doing this, Doug.

olliewood0702
03-18-2013, 10:06 AM
LOVE this; great views for ref pics. It can make one motion sick though ((Caryl)).

There isn't anywhere in the world we cannot visit now-a-days. ;)

Mayberry
03-18-2013, 03:29 PM
Okay, I will try this. I went to one of my favorite places - Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif, on Scenic Drive. Of course, it was cloudy. Thanks, Doug, for letting us know how to do this. I've browsed Google Map Street View before, but didn't know how to save images.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2013/223234-Carmel_Scenic_Drive.jpg

link: http://goo.gl/maps/AF2VY

Not the best scene, but kind of pretty. I went a few miles away to 17 Mile Drive, and unfortunately although it was sunny weather there, it was right at sunset and there was strong glare when looking toward the beach.

D'Lady
03-18-2013, 03:54 PM
Awesome thread! I'll take some screen shots of some of my favorite places next time I'm roaming. :)

Mayberry
03-18-2013, 04:26 PM
Hwy 1, between Carmel and Big Sur.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2013/223234-Hwy1bridge.jpg

link: http://goo.gl/maps/cSgfS

juneto
03-18-2013, 05:12 PM
Doug , I got to pasting the URl and got lost in a balloon !:lol: :lol: Where do you find the URL and how would I paste it to Picasa , Please !
June:o :o :o :)

LynnM
03-18-2013, 05:19 PM
Beautiful spot, Mayberry, will have to look over that way.

This is one I painted a couple of years ago, when I was yearning for warmth in the middle of Winter. It is facing east, so looking into the sunset, so I added some colour (too much!).

Beach Access 2, Gulf Drive, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2013/97813-Final-image-for-painting-qu.jpg
Link (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Gulf+Drive,+Fort+Myers+Beach,+FL,+United+States&hl=en&ie=UTF8&view=map&ftid=0x88db3d006dd3ff57:0x3ce49f90560f62ee&ftt=17&geocode=FbE3kwEdmS4e-w&split=0&sll=26.425262,-81.908134&sspn=0.000453,0.000871&hq=&hnear=Gulf+Dr,+Fort+Myers+Beach,+Lee,+Florida+33931&t=m&vpsrc=0&layer=c&cbll=26.425078,-81.908325&panoid=obmlCnDq0JxpiTIhOM8cFg&cbp=12,221.84,,0,0&ll=26.425137,-81.908247&spn=0.010511,0.013797&z=16)
(http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Gulf+Drive,+Fort+Myers+Beach,+FL,+United+States&hl=en&ie=UTF8&view=map&ftid=0x88db3d006dd3ff57:0x3ce49f90560f62ee&ftt=17&geocode=FbE3kwEdmS4e-w&split=0&sll=26.425262,-81.908134&sspn=0.000453,0.000871&hq=&hnear=Gulf+Dr,+Fort+Myers+Beach,+Lee,+Florida+33931&ll=26.425271,-81.908076&spn=0.010511,0.013797&t=m&z=16&vpsrc=0&layer=c&cbll=26.425142,-81.908238&panoid=M1LeebpDnxltrgByj6PwVw&cbp=12,221.84,,0,0) And this is the painting

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2013/97813-Beach-Access.jpg

It was a fun project!

Thanks for the prompt, Doug, I just spent half an hour in Vilnuis, Lithuania where Bill has us going this month, but couldn't find something I liked. There are quite a few interesting ones already completed on Bill's website (http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/vilnuis-lithuania-march-2013.html), though.

Edit: I added the link below the Google view.

Yorky
03-18-2013, 05:34 PM
June, to use Streetview go to https://maps.google.com/ and type in a place name. If you are lucky there will be a slider on the left with a orange man symbol. If you drag the man onto the screen the roads where streetview is available will be highlighted in blue. You drop the man where you want to see the view at street level. You can use the mouse to turn around and by clicking the arrows go forwards and backwards down the street.

Once you get the streetview picture you want up on screen then if you have a PC you press the Prt Sc/Sys Rq key to copy the image onto the clipboard. You then open your paint programme and press CTRL and V together to paste it onto the screen. You can then save it or print it out.

If you want to see a link to the location when you have it on screen you click the link icon top left of the picture and copy the link or short url if you click the box. You can then paste the url into your post.

I'm having internet problems at the moment, but when I get my broadband back I'll make a video and post it on Youtube.

PS Super painting Lynn.

Doug

Yorky
03-18-2013, 05:41 PM
Here's a shot of Yosemite NP:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2013/1046-Yosemite.jpg
Link (http://goo.gl/maps/KTufq)

Doug

LynnM
03-18-2013, 06:05 PM
Thanks, Doug. I added the link to my location.

That's a super one, I'll have to see if you can see El Capitan from that road.

D'Lady
03-18-2013, 07:49 PM
Are the faces blurred out in Google Pro, too? I've often been tempted to give it a try, but am not sure it's worth the $$ to me. Anyone have it want to tell what the pro's and con's are?

D'Lady
03-19-2013, 03:19 AM
These are snaps of the giant lion statue on Tropicana Ave in Las Vegas. It took a lot of effort to get three good views, as there always seemed to be a pole or something in the way. If I get any more or better captures in the future I'll upload them.

The curved wall behind the lion is a waterfall, with little colored lights behind it. In the third image, right under the "+" on the view slider, you can see a little smudge. That's a bird. Apparently they love the water; sometimes there are a dozen or more flying in and out of the shower and drying in the sun on the statue and surrounding structures.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2013/72261-lion.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2013/72261-lion_1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2013/72261-lion_2.jpg

Yorky
03-19-2013, 04:17 AM
Yes, faces and licence plates are often blurred out.

Be sure to show the google copyright in your posted pictures.

Doug

pjartwc
03-19-2013, 04:45 AM
Thanks Doug - Isn't technology amazing!!! now if I can only find Print Screen on my Apple!

Yorky
03-19-2013, 04:58 AM
Hmm anyone help with screen capture on the Mac?

Hmm here's what a Google search brought up. (http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/screencapturemac/ht/macscreenshot.htm)

Doug

pjartwc
03-19-2013, 05:26 AM
Doug, Thanks for asking everyone about the Apple print screen. I did find it. For all you Apple users, it's "Command/Shift " The image went on my desktop where I can crop etc. Again, thanks Doug.

bnguffey
03-19-2013, 11:25 AM
command shift + 3 will capture the screen and place it on your desktop for a mc, Doug.

I've been doing the public project for over 4 years now. Thousands of submissions.

Yorky
03-19-2013, 11:45 AM
Yes, I have followed the VP blog since it started. I really should participate.

Doug

clayville
03-19-2013, 12:12 PM
Mount Nameless, Nameless Valley Drive, Tom Price, Western Australia

A location made famous (to me) by the Aussie landscape painter Fred Williams.
http://nga.gov.au/Exhibition/WILLIAMS/Images/400/208902.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2013/979306-mtNameless.jpg

LynnM
03-19-2013, 01:53 PM
Fabulous sky there, Clay, thanks for that!

Flattwo
03-19-2013, 02:52 PM
Hi

One of my favourite views

Lustkentyre, Outer Hebrides https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Luskentyre,+Na+h-Eileanan+an+Iar+HS3,+United+Kingdom&hl=en&ll=57.867356,-6.964045&spn=0.012965,0.099134&sll=57.746995,-4.687341&sspn=7.334193,25.378418&geocode=FeVMcwMdRvyV_w&hnear=Luskentyre,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=14&layer=c&cbll=57.867377,-6.96405&panoid=iv4Qq0TmwTxF2Vl-phq5KQ&cbp=12,33.41,,0,-12.53
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jul-2013/1046-Lustkentyre.jpg

juneto
03-19-2013, 02:55 PM
Thanks Doug , I will try . Looks so complicated though !
June:) :wave: :crossfingers:

Yorky
03-19-2013, 02:56 PM
Beautifull view Henry. I can't participate until I get my broadband fixed.

Doug

WthrLady
03-19-2013, 03:07 PM
I love wandering the Netherlands :) Especially the pumping networks :D

chkre
03-19-2013, 03:45 PM
nice thread and idea, this would really have been a good chance to paint places in Germany without having copyright issues, but I've just had to realize that - while Britain, France, etc are completely blue and thus it is possible to have the street view nearly for every area - in Germany only few urban areas are included and most areas are just covered by photos uploaded by people, and then it's not free to use I asume.:(

Christian

Flattwo
03-19-2013, 03:50 PM
Christian

I would contact the people who took the photos and ask permission to use them as a reference, most folk are happy to agree

Henry

Yorky
03-19-2013, 04:00 PM
Yes Christian it's very disappointing, I would love to have explored the places that Ernst paint for example. The Panoramio photos are copyright and not to be used without permission.

Doug

zoodlemaker
03-20-2013, 08:16 AM
Fantastic idea, Doug. I just happened to have captured a Street view scene about 10 seconds before noticing this thread. Here's what I got, after dropping down in the province of Quebec, here in Canada

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2013/207966-Fullscreen_capture_20032013_80828_AM.jpg

LynnM
03-20-2013, 08:31 AM
Thanks for that, Sandra, lovely scene!

CharM
03-20-2013, 09:12 AM
Thanks for this thread, Doug... here's the little Gallery where my paintings are displayed.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2013/20514-ArtSpace.jpg

olliewood0702
03-20-2013, 09:28 AM
Char, great pic of the little gallery! It's nice to put a picture to a name of a place. ;)

Yorky
03-20-2013, 10:06 AM
I have found some wonderful views over the years but haven't saved them. I resolve to share them here in future.

Doug

D'Lady
03-20-2013, 06:58 PM
It seems ya'll like prettier stuff. I like grungier places and usually only save pictures of walls and fences and the like for references.

Mayberry
03-20-2013, 08:59 PM
Downtown Los Angeles, Figueroa Street
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2013/223234-Figueroa_Street.jpg
Link: http://goo.gl/maps/3Y5EY

Mayberry
03-20-2013, 09:44 PM
Capitol Records building, Hollywood. I worked for a while there as temp office help.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2013/223234-Capitol_Records.jpg
Link: http://goo.gl/maps/sQZuY

Mayberry
03-20-2013, 11:32 PM
Stevens Creek Trail, Mountain View, Calif. I walk here frequently.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2013/223234-Stevens_Creek_Trail_Bridge.jpg

Mayberry
03-21-2013, 03:09 AM
I found this by accident. I was trying to put the little man down near the beach, but he wound up in the forest. Stagecoach Road, Trinidad, Calif. (northern coast).
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2013/223234-Stagecoach_Road_Trinidad.jpg
Link:http://goo.gl/maps/Zig5s

Mayberry
03-21-2013, 03:42 AM
This one is just down the road a bit from the last one.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2013/223234-Stagecoach_Road_2.jpg
http://goo.gl/maps/TX4ft

D'Lady
03-21-2013, 03:44 AM
Gorgeous finds, Mayberry! :)

Mayberry
03-21-2013, 03:50 AM
One more from the same road.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2013/223234-Stagecoach_Road_3.jpg
Link: http://goo.gl/maps/85SHv

Yorky
03-21-2013, 04:41 AM
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston in the Lake District.

Link: http://goo.gl/maps/HneDM

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2013/1046-Yew_Tree_Farm_Coniston.jpg

Doug

sashntash
03-21-2013, 06:44 AM
Fantastic idea for a thread. Thank you and thanks to all who have posted pictures.

I know the basics of getting around in Street View.... I guess now I'll have to learn how to save the ones that I like :thumbsup:

Mayberry
03-21-2013, 08:22 PM
Tioga Road, Calif (approaching Yosemite from the east)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2013/223234-Tioga_Road.jpg
Link: http://goo.gl/maps/uNNEg

Mayberry
03-21-2013, 08:31 PM
More Tioga Road
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2013/223234-Tioga_Road_2.jpg
Link: http://goo.gl/maps/PwW7k

Mayberry
03-21-2013, 08:48 PM
... more Tioga Road ...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2013/223234-Tioga_Road_3.jpg
Link: http://goo.gl/maps/XG6YE

Mayberry
03-21-2013, 09:00 PM
a bit abstract...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2013/223234-Tioga_Road_4.jpg
Link: http://goo.gl/maps/LN30o

Mayberry
03-21-2013, 09:15 PM
Lake Tanaya, Tioga Road
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2013/223234-Tioga_Road_5.jpg
http://goo.gl/maps/gRJua

M.L. Schaefer
03-21-2013, 09:20 PM
Dum, Dum, Me! I haven't been able to figure out Street Views. But I have a link to Seward Park in Seattle. I live within walking distance now (if I still could) and lived within walking distance most of my life! A skip and a jump away to a most beautiful "urban" park!

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1225&bih=709&q=seward+park+seattle&oq=Seward+Par&gs_l=img.1.0.0l2j0i24l8.5609.10972.0.17116.16.13.3.0.0.0.92.1078.13.13.0...0.0...1ac.1.7.img.UZdrfiyDq0Y

I hope you will view.

:heart: Margarete

Mayberry
03-22-2013, 12:17 AM
Another Tioga Road
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Mar-2013/223234-Tioga_Road_6.jpg
http://goo.gl/maps/UJgfI

EDIT: This one became the April Watercolor Challenge. Doug

M.L. Schaefer
03-22-2013, 12:58 AM
Mayberry! This is my favorite so far! It would make a fantastic, utterly fantastic watercolor!

:heart: M.

Mayberry
03-22-2013, 01:37 AM
Mono Lake, Calif.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Mar-2013/223234-Mono_Lake.jpg
http://goo.gl/maps/ifX0o

Mayberry
03-22-2013, 03:19 AM
Oregon Coast Highway
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Mar-2013/223234-Oregon_Coast_Hwy.jpg
http://goo.gl/maps/qYbYK

Yorky
03-22-2013, 03:51 AM
I love those rock formations Cathy, I have been looking for locations to paint in the style of Dale Laitinen (http://dalelaitinen.com/index.php/paintings/landscapes/) :thumbsup:

Doug

D'Lady
03-22-2013, 04:29 AM
I love that coastal fog!

Yorky
03-22-2013, 06:25 AM
Here's another one i found the other day.

Wawona Road, Yosemite NP
http://goo.gl/maps/GztxH
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Mar-2013/1046-Wawona_Road_Yosemite.jpg

Doug

Mayberry
03-22-2013, 01:27 PM
It's so amazing to drive down roads that I haven't been on since I was a kid. To be able to stop and look at scenes that I couldn't when I was in a car whizzing by. I do find it disconcerting to "drive" on the wrong side of the road though, into oncoming traffic. And when I was on a freeway overpass in Los Angeles, I "fell off" to the freeway below, just like in nightmares.

Yorky
03-22-2013, 01:30 PM
when I was on a freeway overpass in Los Angeles, I "fell off" to the freeway below, just like in nightmares.
:lol: :lol: Easily done!

Doug

Yorky
03-23-2013, 12:33 PM
OK I managed to make a little video on capturing a scene.

p1BTpY_Q3-4

Sorry I couldn't fully demonstrate pasting it into my graphics program, a quirk of the Snagit video capture program i was using.

Hope that helps.

Doug

Grainne
03-23-2013, 12:55 PM
So, Doug, inquiring minds want to know . . . is this you sitting on a bench in Kettlewell reading a book? :)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Mar-2013/28471-Kettlewell_Man_on_Bench.jpg

Yorky
03-23-2013, 01:01 PM
:lol: :lol: Could easily have been Grainne :lol: :lol:

Doug

Yorky
03-23-2013, 01:09 PM
Mont Saint-Michel, France

http://goo.gl/maps/r9Ekd
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Mar-2013/1046-Mont_Saint-Michel.jpg

Doug

Yorky
03-23-2013, 01:22 PM
West End Farm, Pembridge, Herefordshire.

http://goo.gl/maps/HAA0M
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Mar-2013/1046-West_End_Farm.jpg

Doug

D'Lady
03-23-2013, 03:42 PM
Ah, watching your video, now I know why I can't make a link. I have to use the Google Earth client, which only copies the exact coordinates of a location. Google Maps doesn't work for me (my computer is ancient).

sashntash
03-24-2013, 11:10 AM
Doug - thanks for the video. I'll give it a try !!

If anyone comes across a pretty harbor scene with boats.... I'd love to have a few references ..... TIA

Yorky
03-24-2013, 11:37 AM
That's a challenge Susan :)

Doug

sashntash
03-24-2013, 11:40 AM
I know Doug... that's why I mentioned it..... haven't had a whole lot of luck with harbor/boat scenes in Street View... they tend to skip those.... :cat:

Yorky
03-24-2013, 12:19 PM
Here are a couple:

Mevagissey, Cornwall. http://goo.gl/maps/BrpjP
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2013/1046-Mevagissey.jpg

West Bay, Devon http://goo.gl/maps/7b52t
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2013/1046-West_Bay_Devon.jpg

Newquay, Cornwall http://goo.gl/maps/3KnbE
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2013/1046-Newquay.jpg

Portree, isle of Skye http://goo.gl/maps/h85NF
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2013/1046-Portree.jpg

A photo from our visit last September:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2013/1046-Portreeboats.jpg

Oban Ferry photo:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2013/1046-Oban_Ferry.jpg

Doug

sashntash
03-24-2013, 12:28 PM
Doug - thank you, thank you, thank you !!! You are the best !!

Those are exactly what I was looking for. You Brits have the most picturesque harbors !!!

Thank you.... you have made my day....

Yorky
03-26-2013, 11:40 AM
Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire.

http://goo.gl/maps/YqH21
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Mar-2013/1046-Whitby1.jpg

http://goo.gl/maps/Ag7Zj
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Mar-2013/1046-Whitby2.jpg

Doug

WthrLady
03-26-2013, 11:53 AM
OMGosh,you know what's funny!? I NEVER imagined your voice in my head with a British accent! LOL! Yes, I KNOW you're in England, but I never gave you an accent!

Now you have one ! :D

Yorky
03-26-2013, 11:59 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

A Yorkshire accent!

Doug

Yorky
03-26-2013, 12:29 PM
West Tanfield, North Yorkshire.

http://goo.gl/maps/J8LUS
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Mar-2013/1046-West_Tanfield.jpg

Doug

Yannse
03-26-2013, 12:55 PM
I love this crazy google way, if use items photo as reference photo, I don't know about their copyright . Will I be trouble ?

Yorky
03-26-2013, 01:12 PM
You must not use the photos as references, they are copyright, but you can use the street view camera views. See the quote from Virtual Paintout blog:
Google approves using Street View for art!

After speaking with Google's Maps Team, it has been determined that artists can use images from Google Street View as reference for creating paintings and drawings, and the artists can sell these works.

One thing that needs to be made clear. If the artist shows an original view on which a painting is based, i.e. the original screenshot, make sure to keep the Google logo and copyright visible on that screenshot. No logos or mention of Google is necessary on your art itself. As an example, if you show your Street View art in a gallery and want to show the reference beside the painting, the reference would have the logo, not your painting.


Doug

Yorky
03-29-2013, 03:25 PM
Mountain scenes.

Pelvoux, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

http://goo.gl/maps/M5rdJ
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2013/1046-Pelvoux.jpg

Nordland, Norway

http://goo.gl/maps/yextd
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2013/1046-Nordland.jpg

Reine, Norway

http://goo.gl/maps/bjHmm
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2013/1046-Reine_Norway.jpg

Doug

LynnM
03-29-2013, 04:36 PM
Wonderful views, Doug, inspiring! As if I needed any more refs for painting, but I continue to add to my files.

frodron
03-30-2013, 07:08 AM
Doug,Doug,Doug, I don't know whether to thank you or reprimand you for suggesting Google Street View !
Another website to keep me away from painting !!!

Yorky
03-30-2013, 07:10 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

It's a wonderful way to explore the world isn't it?

Doug

frodron
03-30-2013, 07:25 AM
It's definitely the cheapest

Yorky
03-31-2013, 05:50 AM
Deepdale, Yorkshire Dales.

http://goo.gl/maps/sjCZl
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Mar-2013/1046-Deepdale.jpg

A typical Dales farm.
http://goo.gl/maps/xbEnK
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Mar-2013/1046-Deepdale2.jpg

Hubberholme, One of James Fletcher Watson's painting locations:
http://goo.gl/maps/1m4Fa
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Mar-2013/1046-Hubberholme.jpg

Doug

Yorky
03-31-2013, 08:47 AM
Monsal Head (http://www.monsalhead.co.uk/), Derbyshire. I have a photo of a steam train passing over the viaduct. The railway is now part of a long distance footpath.

http://goo.gl/maps/bFHEs
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Mar-2013/1046-Monsal_Head.jpg

I'm revisiting my old haunts :lol:

Doug

D'Lady
04-01-2013, 01:18 AM
You've haunted some gorgeous places!

Yorky
04-05-2013, 09:14 AM
The quaint Dorset villages:

Upottery:

http://goo.gl/maps/XhdcP
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2013/1046-Upottery.jpg

Powerstock:

http://goo.gl/maps/83nkh
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2013/1046-Powerstock.jpg

There is a photo of Powerstock in the RIL.

Doug

D'Lady
04-06-2013, 12:01 AM
A few glimpses of Breckenridge, Colorado. :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2013/72261-pizza_parlor.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2013/72261-colorful.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2013/72261-rentals.jpg

D'Lady
04-06-2013, 12:03 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2013/72261-rome.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2013/72261-great_western.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2013/72261-little_shop.jpg

D'Lady
04-06-2013, 12:05 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2013/72261-214_north_main.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2013/72261-335_north_main.jpg


I hope someone enjoys them. :)

Yorky
04-06-2013, 02:49 AM
Nice locations, I love travelling around in Street View.

It would help if you added the links, then we can explore.

Doug

D'Lady
04-06-2013, 03:35 AM
Nice locations, I love travelling around in Street View.

It would help if you added the links, then we can explore.

Doug

My computer and browser are ancient, and I'm unable to copy links inside the Google Earth client. Google maps won't load for me at all.

I'm trying to make sure the location is visible on the image, so anyone who wants to go wandering *should* be able to find it.

I can copy the exact coordinates, if they would be helpful?

Yorky
04-06-2013, 03:38 AM
If you give the location in towns and co-ordinates in the countryside that will suffice in the circumstances.

Doug

D'Lady
04-06-2013, 03:39 AM
If you give the location in towns and co-ordinates in the countryside that will suffice in the circumstances.

Doug

Okay; I can do that. :angel:

Yorky
04-06-2013, 12:24 PM
Florence.

Ponte Vecchio
http://goo.gl/maps/crOKF
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2013/1046-PonteVecchio.jpg
This is a view painted by James Fletcher-Watson.

Piazza Santa Croce
http://goo.gl/maps/ku2kR
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2013/1046-Florence2.jpg

Roofscape
http://goo.gl/maps/Pr3dg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2013/1046-Florence3.jpg

Doug

Yorky
04-07-2013, 03:29 AM
Figheldean near Burford

http://goo.gl/maps/h4jIu
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Apr-2013/1046-Figheldean.jpg

Worth exploring the village.

Doug

sashntash
04-07-2013, 11:33 AM
I'm loving all the beautiful views. Thanks to all...

and thanks, Doug, for making it a Sticky so I can always find it :clap:

Yorky
04-19-2013, 10:17 AM
Lacock, Wiltshire.

It's worth exploring the village. In the first photo there is a lady sketching on the left and another in the churchyard :)

http://goo.gl/maps/vSq3s
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Apr-2013/1046-Lacock1.jpg

High Street
http://goo.gl/maps/85o6u
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Apr-2013/1046-Lacock2.jpg

Doug

Yorky
04-23-2013, 04:43 AM
There are some fantastic trails in the Grand Canyon now:

http://goo.gl/maps/7gPdI

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Apr-2013/1046-Grand_Canyon.jpg

Doug

Yorky
04-26-2013, 10:21 AM
Baddesley Clinton Manor, Warwickshire (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/baddesley-clinton/visitor-information/)
http://goo.gl/maps/i6HEf

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2013/1046-Baddesley_Clinton.jpg

http://goo.gl/maps/TjvfL
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2013/1046-Baddesley_Clinton2.jpg

Walled Garden
http://goo.gl/maps/vLRYQ
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Apr-2013/1046-Baddesley_Clinton3.jpg

Doug

Yorky
04-28-2013, 07:24 AM
Seaton Sluice, Northumberland

http://goo.gl/maps/8sNjT
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Apr-2013/1046-SeatonSluice.jpg

Doug

Yorky
04-29-2013, 08:08 AM
Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds

http://goo.gl/maps/VHD5S
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Apr-2013/1046-Lower_Slaughter.jpg

Doug

olliewood0702
04-29-2013, 09:17 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: DOUG...THANK YOU...all are so beautiful!:thumbsup:

Yorky
04-29-2013, 05:28 PM
Castle Combe, Cotswolds

http://goo.gl/maps/M1RFD
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Apr-2013/1046-Castle_Combe1.jpg

http://goo.gl/maps/WwAib
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Apr-2013/1046-Castle_Combe2.jpg

Doug

Yorky
05-09-2013, 11:18 AM
Dunster, Somerset which I visited recently.

http://goo.gl/maps/idU1M
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-May-2013/1046-Dunster1.jpg

In the foreground is the ancient Yarn Market (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn_Market,_Dunster) and in the distance is Dunster Castle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunster_Castle).

Doug

manfrommerriam
05-10-2013, 08:49 PM
I was sitting in a motel, recovering from a day selling art at a festival when I came across this string and decided to give it a try. I did not record the Street View image, just drew what I could see on my netbooks screen. This was quite distorted I might add. Here is my first shot, Micron pens and watercolors on 9x12 140#CP.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2013/48161-wc_2013-028-StView-FarLane.jpg
It is Far Lane in Kettlewell, looking towards the Kings Head. I put this in a matt and sold it the next day at the festival, (for little money). The next night I did a second one on the same sort of paper. I used Sharpie marker and a Micron 0.01 pen. This is Albany, Western Australia looking down towards the harbor.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2013/48161-wc_2013-032_AlbanyWA.jpg
So, much fun instead of fighting the motels TV. But the distortions were a pain to work around.
Have fun, Dave

D'Lady
05-10-2013, 08:52 PM
Gorgeous works, Dave!!!

Yorky
05-11-2013, 01:24 AM
Good to see you Dave. That's the way to do it, paint and sell :lol: I always liked your marker sketches.

I'll add the Streetview image and link when I get up.

Doug

Yorky
05-19-2013, 12:42 PM
The picturesque harbour of Mousehole, (mouzle) in Cornwall.

http://goo.gl/maps/xzv1z

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2013/1046-Mousehole.jpg

In the sunshine:
http://goo.gl/maps/BY9d0

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2013/1046-Mousehole2.jpg

Doug

Yorky
05-26-2013, 11:58 AM
St, Ives, Cornwall.

http://goo.gl/maps/3Z7EO
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-May-2013/1046-St_Ives.jpg

See the wonderful painting of this scene by treeshark (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19633813)

Doug

Yorky
06-04-2013, 11:02 AM
Plocton, Scotland

http://goo.gl/maps/tPdYz

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2013/1046-Plockton.jpg

See the painting by Larry. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19649783)

Doug

Yorky
06-05-2013, 10:29 AM
Stanton, Cotswolds

http://goo.gl/maps/9M1jR

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2013/1046-Stanton.jpg

Worth exploring the village.

Doug

zoodlemaker
06-12-2013, 07:24 AM
Woodstock, UK:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2013/207966-Fullscreen_capture_12062013_71717_AM.jpg

Yorky
06-16-2013, 03:55 AM
Gorey, Island of Jersey

http://goo.gl/maps/R9zAq
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2013/1046-Gorey1.jpg

Worth exploring.

Doug

Yorky
07-01-2013, 11:08 AM
Wonderful panorama from the Col de Marsolino, Corsica seen on the Tour de France route.

http://goo.gl/maps/HcpGL
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jul-2013/1046-Col_de_Marsolilno.jpg

Doug

robertsloan2
08-02-2013, 03:35 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2013/70184-Twilight_Lightwell_and_Ari_005.JPG
Dickensian light well in my historic building. I've always been fascinated with this light well and mean to paint it someday. Enjoy.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2013/70184-Building_3.JPG
Old Romanesque temple or church building across the street.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2013/70184-Gateway_Inn_010.JPG
Gateway Inn, another historic building in San Francisco

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2013/70184-SF_Scenes_046_Street_1.JPG
Street scene with historic buildings in it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2013/70184-SF_Scenes_025_Building_2.JPG
Fancy old Victorian across the street from the previous street scene.

Hope you like these! I'll be getting more soon, since going out to do jury service will take me to a different area and I'll have my camera with.

Yorky
08-02-2013, 04:29 PM
Interesting buildings Robert but this thread is for views available on Google Street View. Post a screen grab and short url link.

Doug

Yorky
08-04-2013, 06:36 AM
Rock formations at Bluff, Utah.

http://goo.gl/maps/qf1c8
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2013/1046-Bluff_UT.jpg

Monument Valley, Utah
http://goo.gl/maps/fr1Nu
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2013/1046-Monument_Valley.jpg

Doug

TerryKrysak
09-06-2013, 01:43 PM
This is a very good thread, and I am enjoying using the Google street view to find some interesting reference material.

This is a shot of a view from Tunnel Mountain Road, in Banff, Alberta, Canada. I grew up in Calgary, and spent a lot of time in Banff and the surrounding mountains.
Tunnel Mountain Road
http://tinyurl.com/kwh3d3x
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2013/160371-Tunnel_Mountain_Road_Banff.jpg

Yorky
09-06-2013, 01:48 PM
Super spot Terry, worth exploring that road for views.

Doug

Yorky
10-08-2013, 04:38 AM
Following up a plein air post, I investigated the Glen Haven general store in Colorado.

Here it is before the disastrous floods with the fire house opposite (now sadly gone).
http://goo.gl/maps/pYsFH
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Oct-2013/1046-Glen_Have_CO.jpg

And sadly the town was devastated by the floods and this is the scene today (http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/long-live-the-glen-haven-general-store-cinnamon-rolls-/90714):crying:

Doug

Yorky
11-01-2013, 06:53 AM
A beautiful village well worth exploring.

http://goo.gl/Kee5Uv
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Nov-2013/1046-Okeford_Fitzpaine.jpg

Incidentally they are rolling out a new version of Google maps, and if you prefer the old version go to Help and Feedback top right and click return to Classic Google maps.

Doug

frodron
11-01-2013, 07:12 AM
Great shot Yorkie, Dorset is a great place for village photos

ArtsyMom
11-01-2013, 10:00 AM
What a lovely village, wouldn't mind visiting there and walking around the place.

Yorky
11-01-2013, 10:26 AM
Yes a real "chocolate box" scene.

Doug

LynnM
11-01-2013, 12:42 PM
Love that image, Doug! hard to pick a COI, though, would want to put everything in and I don't think that would work :)

Yorky
11-01-2013, 01:09 PM
In Street View you can pick your viewpoint Lynn.

Doug

LynnM
11-01-2013, 02:34 PM
Yes, of course.....but I have trouble picking one thing.....three paintings there, good exercise.

HarvestMoon
11-04-2013, 09:27 AM
David got me google earthing some places I used to travel, what a great idea! Except I get quite dizzy! Love those Yosemite shots! Wow! I kept trying to find Loch Ness and kept ending up in the trees, like when we went there!

HarvestMoon
11-04-2013, 09:29 AM
Btw I can't seem to save google earth pics on my iPad, anyone been able to do that?

Yorky
11-04-2013, 10:21 AM
I use the full screen option and capture it with the Prt Sc key on the PC and save it to my picture files Linda. You have to copy the url link and go to http://goo.gl/ to shorten it.

Here's Loch Lomond at Luss.
(http://goo.gl/9LYNd8) There are other views up the road.

Doug

Clara McArthur
11-04-2013, 03:03 PM
https://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/small/44484203.jpg

HarvestMoon
11-04-2013, 03:04 PM
Thanks Doug! Will play more with it when at a real computer!

Yorky
11-04-2013, 03:48 PM
Clara, we can't use Panoramio photos, just Street View screen shots.

Doug

Irishman
11-05-2013, 05:37 AM
I live here

http://goo.gl/maps/IGTaF

and have been trying to move to this neck of the woods

http://goo.gl/maps/HLZuh

No photo unfortunately as I can't seem to manage that on the Mac although I am sure there is a way

Edit-Sorry.That didn't work

Yorky
11-05-2013, 05:47 AM
Larry, the first link is to a place in Minnesota and the second doesn't work.

Doug

Irishman
11-05-2013, 05:51 AM
Thanks Doug.For some reason I cannot upload the photo nor can I copy and paste the URL and so I opted for the shortened URL which obviously hasn't worked.Frustration!

Yorky
11-08-2013, 04:50 PM
A lovely view across Waterton Upper Lake of Vimy Peak, Waterton, Alberta.

http://goo.gl/L17f1I
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Nov-2013/1046-Waterton_Alberta.jpg

Doug

Yorky
11-12-2013, 05:27 AM
The whole village is up for sale!

http://goo.gl/eAsJq6

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Nov-2013/1046-Banham.jpg

Doug

HarvestMoon
11-12-2013, 09:18 AM
Is it really Doug? Oh if only I was a millionaire! Those mountains in Alberta are stunning!

Yorky
11-14-2013, 10:01 AM
Great news, they have now mapped Venice on Street View, including the canals!

Here is a link to St Mark's Square, you can use the normal map view to change locations or the arrows.

http://goo.gl/1UjBWd

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2013/1046-Venice1.jpg

Enjoy exploring.

Or by vaporetto:

http://goo.gl/1UN4M5

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2013/1046-Venice2.jpg

Doug

frodron
11-14-2013, 10:29 AM
Thanks Doug. Now I can explore my favourite city without actually going there

LynnM
11-14-2013, 12:06 PM
Wonderful, Doug, I've just spent the last hour in Venice, so many beautiful places to paint!

shipbroker
11-14-2013, 01:18 PM
Enjoying this thread as unable to load Google Earth or Google Maps onto this computer.......so no streetviews....best can do is aerial view on showmystreet.com!

geoff

Yorky
11-14-2013, 01:23 PM
Aw, what a shame Geoff. Don't know why you can't access Google Maps, even with a slow connection.

Doug

olliewood0702
11-14-2013, 02:51 PM
OH WOW....that's GREAT Doug, I've been visiting Venice since lunchtime...I'd better get back to work.:lol: :D

shipbroker
11-14-2013, 03:29 PM
Aw, what a shame Geoff. Don't know why you can't access Google Maps, even with a slow connection.

Doug


Think it's this PC Doug.......last one was fine.

Geoff
p.s Tonight have now managed to get Google Maps!.....but not Earth,

HarvestMoon
11-14-2013, 04:04 PM
Here is a place I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks, Nyhaven, Copenhagen, Denmark. Nice to see it looks like I remembered it!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2013/90309-Denmark;_Copenhagen,_Nyhavn2.jpg
And I spent many weeks in both of the two opposite hotels that were on Half Moon Street in London. You know you have traveled too much when they say "Welcome back, you nearly died of the flu last time you were here!" :lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2013/90309-London,_Half-Moon_Street.jpg

Stayed in a very old haunted hotel in Ledbury England for a week

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2013/90309-England,_Ledbury.jpg
And Hamlin, Germany, home of the Pied Piper myth!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2013/90309-Germany,_Hamlin.jpg

Then Nuremburg, Germany a few times, but I could not find a good picture

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2013/90309-Germany,_Nuremberg.jpg
I have seen a lot of castles, but there is something about Edinburgh that I love so much!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2013/90309-Scotland,_Edinburgh_Castle.jpg
And I love Amsterdam!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2013/90309-Amsterdam.jpg
And love to meditate with Nessie

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2013/90309-Scotland,_Loch_Ness_2.jpg
this is in Stavanger, Norway, approaching it by air I learned that the airline rules I knew were not universal! :lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2013/90309-Norway,_Stavanger.jpg
At this point I got very dizzy and stopped trying to recreate trips from the past!:wave:

Yorky
11-20-2013, 03:02 PM
Great news! Those inaccessible paths on many of the national parks have been captured on Street View using portable cameras.

Here's a link to an index of available parks (https://www.google.com/maps/views/streetview/natural-and-historical-highlights?gl=gb) which include Banff Morraine Lake and Lake Louise, Red Rock Canyon, Yellowstone, Sequoia, Grand Teton, Joshua Tree, Cape Breton and Mount Rushmore.

Explore and paint!

Doug

LynnM
11-20-2013, 04:17 PM
Doug, when I accessed their Terms of Use from that Google views site it said clearly 'may not make derivative works' from any of their material......where does it say we can use for painting? Maybe it's only Street View that it is OK.

Just glorious, though, I just spent an hour in the Rockies!!! saw one place where I hiked (Moraine lake) and many more that I will never see in person. Thanks so much for that link.

Yorky
11-20-2013, 04:39 PM
Well Lynn, the quote on post #1 is directly from the Virtual Paintout Blog (http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/iceland-november-2013.html)who are using Street View for monthly challenges with the permission of Google. You may not however use the Panoramio photos without the photographer's permission.

Originally Posted by the Virtual paintout Blog
Google approves using Street View for art!

After speaking with Google's Maps Team, it has been determined that artists can use images from Google Street View as reference for creating paintings and drawings, and the artists can sell these works.

One thing that needs to be made clear. If the artist shows an original view on which a painting is based, i.e. the original screenshot, make sure to keep the Google logo and copyright visible on that screenshot. No logos or mention of Google is necessary on your art itself. As an example, if you show your Street View art in a gallery and want to show the reference beside the painting, the reference would have the logo, not your painting.

Doug

LynnM
11-20-2013, 07:10 PM
Yes, it looks like that is only for Street View. This is the quote from the 'terms of use' (http://http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB_GB/help/terms_maps.html) at the bottom of the little map that appears on the page of each panoramic view, present on the generic ones as well as those attributed to a specific photographer. I have put bold on the specific section that concerns me. This page was updated March 1012, but on the map it is dated 2013. I guess these terms may only apply to the maps themselves???

Unless you have received prior written authorization from Google (or, as applicable, from the provider of particular Content), you must not: (a) copy, translate, modify, or make derivative works of the Content or any part thereof; (b) redistribute, sublicense, rent, publish, sell, assign, lease, market, transfer, or otherwise make the Products or Content available to third parties; (c) reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the Service or any part thereof, unless this is expressly permitted or required by applicable law; (d) use the Products in a manner that gives you or any other person access to mass downloads or bulk feeds of any Content, including but not limited to numerical latitude or longitude coordinates, imagery, and visible map data; (e) delete, obscure, or in any manner alter any warning or link that appears in the Products or the Content; or (f) use the Service or Content with any products, systems, or applications for or in connection with (i) real time navigation or route guidance, including but not limited to turn-by-turn route guidance that is synchronized to the position of a user's sensor-enabled device; or (ii) any systems or functions for automatic or autonomous control of vehicle behavior; (g) use the Products to create a database of places or other local listings information.

Yorky
11-21-2013, 01:44 AM
I will contact Google my self and clarify the issue Lynn.

Doug

Irishman
12-10-2013, 07:59 AM
My spiritual home !

http://goo.gl/maps/Bjg9Y
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Dec-2013/1046-Irishman.jpg

bnguffey
12-17-2013, 10:02 AM
I've had many conversations with Google reps over the years. All I asked about was Street View. They gave permission to use SV as a reference as long as their image wasn't digitally manipulated and passed off as the artists' own work. And I do know they have used my project, the Virtual Paintout, as an example of good, creative use of their technology to regulators.

Yorky
12-17-2013, 10:05 AM
Thanks for that Bill, if you have a contact at Google Maps can you pm me, I can't get through to them.

Doug

Yorky
03-13-2014, 08:51 AM
Good news! The Colorado River can now be navigated on Street View.

http://goo.gl/GqdNCb
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2014/1046-Coloraddo_River.jpg

Doug

Yorky
03-24-2014, 05:30 AM
Reference for snow capped mountains across the desert

http://goo.gl/f7ilIf
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2014/1046-Alabama_Hills,_California.jpg

Doug

Yorky
04-22-2014, 02:52 AM
Kolob Canyon, Zion National Park
(http://goo.gl/qt3BsX)

Wonderful view to discover along this road.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2014/1046-Kolob_Canyon.jpg

I followed the lead from Brad Holt in Outdoor Painter. (http://www.outdoorpainter.com/news/my-favorite-place-to-paint-brad-holt.html)

Doug

Yorky
05-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Harbour at Dubrovnic.

http://goo.gl/kgHfKC
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-May-2014/1046-Dubrovnic.jpg

Beautiful reflections.

Doug

Yorky
05-13-2014, 02:42 AM
Now Street View is going off road!

Bryce Canyon (http://goo.gl/BShBGJ)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2014/1046-Bryce_Canyon.jpg

Doug

HarvestMoon
05-13-2014, 05:00 AM
Doug that is the most gorgeous view ever! I always wanted to go there! My kind of rocks!

Yorky
05-13-2014, 05:08 AM
Glad you like it Linda, I know you are a rockhound :)

Best wishes.

Doug

jow104
10-29-2014, 08:28 AM
There is a free program named Dropbox and when you want a screen picture you press the Prt Scrn key and it goes straight to the dropbox file and you can do numerous shots of other scenes without having to do each copy manually from clipboard.
Set up drop box and when you enter and want the scene it will send it to your previously selected imaging program to work on.

Yorky
01-27-2015, 11:52 PM
Thanks for the tip.

Doug

Yorky
05-24-2015, 04:20 AM
In Zion National Park near Kolob Canyon Visitor center:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2015/1046-Red_Rock_Country_Utah.jpg

Short URL: https://goo.gl/1IFDrd

Pace Knoll:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2015/1046-Pace_Knoll,_Zion,_Utah.jpg

Short URL: https://goo.gl/0LKZRi

There are lots of lovely trails starting at Zion Lodge with wonderful views of the red rocks.

Doug

LynnM
05-24-2015, 10:42 AM
Super shots Doug, thanks!

HarvestMoon
05-24-2015, 11:09 AM
Gorgeous Doug!

HaydeeFab
05-24-2015, 12:26 PM
The broken dock at the Kennedy Town Jockey Club Clinic in
Hong Kong.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2015/1971240-Dock_20Over_20Water.gif

Yorky
09-02-2015, 04:01 PM
Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, California.

https://goo.gl/maps/Qtld0

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Sep-2015/1046-Trinidad_Memorial_LIghthouse.jpg

Doug

MarekB
09-03-2015, 02:51 PM
Any view on this Piazza, really, any angle:
https://goo.gl/maps/rpZF2

Yorky
09-03-2015, 02:54 PM
Yes the Piazza Il Campo at Siena is a wonderful place.

I once stood by one of the bollards and sketched the Palazzo Pubblico

Doug

Yorky
10-05-2015, 03:38 PM
The view of Edinburgh Castle from Calton Hill.

https://goo.gl/maps/2EDgX25nJcp
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Oct-2015/1046-Calton_Hill_Edinburgh.jpg

There are extensive paths on the hill overlooking Edinburgh that you can explore.

Doug

HarvestMoon
10-05-2015, 04:05 PM
Doug that is one of my favorite places on the planet!

Yorky
10-14-2015, 05:59 AM
An industrial scene which allows you to explore along the Rochdale Canal in West Yorkshire. Formerly a thriving mill town.

https://goo.gl/maps/nGWmB6CVGJ92
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Oct-2015/1046-Sowerby_Bridge.jpg

Doug

HarvestMoon
10-14-2015, 10:07 AM
That's the biggest houseboat I have seen! Wow!

Yorky
10-18-2015, 07:56 AM
I was inspired by a Youtube film by Danny Gregory "To El and Back" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YxTwDtvY1E) starring Butch Belair sketching beneath the elevated railway in the Bronx. It is just the type of subject I like to get my teeth into, and I have been searching Street View for similar locations.

This view of Kennedy's Chicken & Pizza, 2276 Jerome Avenue has all the features I like, a typical city scene with enough detail of the El to use my drafting skills, a store with nice big lettering which I can make a reasonable job of.

https://goo.gl/maps/ksJHPsabNe22
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2015/1046-Kennedys_Pizza,_Bronx.jpg

I may just have a go at this.

Doug

HarvestMoon
10-18-2015, 09:18 AM
Doug I want to see it! I love food buildings with bright colors and big signs!

LynnM
10-18-2015, 11:25 AM
That's a challenge Doug! Thanks for the Italian link, wonderful stuff!

Yorky
10-25-2015, 05:12 AM
Reading Nina Johannsson's blog (http://www.ninajohansson.se/2015/10/blecktornsgrand) she mentioned the view from Blecktornsgränd over the city. I found it on Streetview Here:

https://goo.gl/maps/H5k5jHH3rzA2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Oct-2015/1046-Stockholm.jpg

You can zoom in to the various landmarks.

Doug

HarvestMoon
10-25-2015, 08:20 AM
Beautiful Doug! How you find time to read a blog isbeyond me, you must never sleep!

Yorky
11-20-2015, 03:48 AM
Now you can explore the squares and alleyways of the almost inaccessible hilltop town of Civita, Italy. Images taken with a backpack camera reach some amazing tight spaces with wonderful painting subjects and occasional panoramas of the countryside. Follow the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/JhtX7tRd6CA2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Nov-2015/1046-Civita_Italy.jpg

https://goo.gl/maps/KNqYTV4sRXy

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Nov-2015/1046-Civita_3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Nov-2015/1046-Civita2.jpg

Explore!

Doug

jow104
11-20-2015, 04:35 AM
Thanks for that link, I don't think I could walk it these days, but it seems nobody would go hungry walking round that town/village.

Yorky
11-23-2015, 07:34 AM
This is a wonderful hilltop village near Carcasson in Langedoc-Rousillon, France. worth exploring. Seen on Brenda Swenson's Blog.

https://goo.gl/maps/C17fp7cNq452

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2015/1046-Minerve_France.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2015/1046-Minerve2.jpg

Doug

HarvestMoon
11-23-2015, 09:43 AM
Doug that really speaks to me, I want to be there!

Yorky
11-23-2015, 09:44 AM
I thought you may notice that limestone cliff Lind :heart:

Doug

CharM
11-23-2015, 10:03 AM
Doug, this is the restored Capitol Theatre in Chatham, Ontario (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/St.+Clair+College+Capitol+Theatre/@42.40531,-82.188528,3a,75y/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1s62088618!2e1!3e10!6s%2F%2Fstorage.googleapis.com%2Fstatic.panoramio.com%2Fphotos%2Fsmall%2F62088618.jpg!7i2048!8i1536!4m2!3m1!1s0x882ff85ede871e65:0xff6de5210b6bd13c!6m1!1e1?hl=en)...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2015/20514-Capitol.jpg

Yorky
11-23-2015, 12:52 PM
Thanks Char, that's great.

Here's the link (https://goo.gl/maps/iwcf4u6jimJ2).

Doug

Yorky
12-28-2015, 03:28 AM
A wonderful region with many paintable views.

Montefiori, Granada, Spain.

https://goo.gl/maps/h5JzYXtDt8w

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Dec-2015/1046-Montefiori.jpg

Doug

Cedarita
12-28-2015, 08:30 AM
Doug, you find the coolest stuff.

HarvestMoon
12-28-2015, 08:51 AM
Doug, you find the coolest stuff.

I agree, and I am convinced you never sleep!:wave:

Yorky
12-28-2015, 08:57 AM
:lol: Hi Linda, when I spot a nice location on TV or in a book or painting I find it on Google Maps then look around on Street View for a nice viewpoint.

Doug

Yorky
01-02-2016, 09:16 AM
An old packhorse bridge in the nearby village of Croston, Lancashire.

Streetview Link. (https://goo.gl/maps/3ErEQ2UuEVR2)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jan-2016/1046-Croston_Bridge.jpg

There is a larger copy in the RIL HERE (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=184457&size=big&cat=&ppuser=1046).

Doug

Yorky
02-12-2016, 06:06 AM
Eilean Donan Castle (http://www.eileandonancastle.com/), one of the highland's most photographed castles on the road to the Isle of Skye.

The castle is a favourite film location having featured in many films – including;

Bonnie Prince Charlie starring David Niven (1948)
The Master of Ballantreee starring Errol Flynn (1953)
The New Avengers (1976)
Highlander (1986)
Loch Ness (1996)
James Bond – The World is Not Enough (1999)

Street View Link (https://goo.gl/maps/4rJv9reUcQP2)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Feb-2016/1046-Eilean_Donan.jpg

There are many viewing locations around the castle, this one is from the Skye Bridge.

Doug

pezk
02-13-2016, 08:02 AM
Such a great thread Yorky. Thx.

jow104
02-13-2016, 09:11 AM
Nearly always a silhouette. Makes a change.

Yorky
03-11-2016, 10:20 AM
A beautiful picturesque village in the heart of the countryside. Worth exploring the village.

The village has one of those ancient funny customs which abound in England, the Hallaton Bottle Kicking contest (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottle-kicking):)

Street View Link. (https://goo.gl/maps/ewR76aJn6rT2)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2016/1046-Hallaton.jpg

Doug

mudcat3
04-30-2016, 04:48 PM
This is not Google Street View, but I really like Webcams Galore! Not all of the sights are equally good but there is still some great scenery. This is a link to my favorite: Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park. https://www.webcamgalore.com/EN/webcam/USA/Canyonlands-National-Park-Utah/15107.html
The hour-by-hour shots really show how weather and lighting conditions can really make the picture. I save the photo by doing a Print Screen, paste into an imaging program and crop and save.

jow104
05-01-2016, 02:58 AM
Thanks, will look forward to search that link.

Yorky
05-01-2016, 03:18 AM
You can get to the place on Street View but you haven't such a good view.

Doug

jow104
05-01-2016, 03:40 AM
You can get to the place on Street View but you haven't such a good view.

Doug


Agree Yorky but with time lapse?

Yorky
10-12-2016, 04:11 PM
A beautiful village on the Cleddau estuary.

https://goo.gl/maps/Gxt6qjuHLN12
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Oct-2016/1046-Langwm.jpg

Click the link and look around.

Pembrokeshire is renowned for its coastal views and castles.

Doug

jow104
10-13-2016, 02:54 AM
Nice scene Yorky, should make a good watercolour.

Yorky
01-04-2017, 10:57 AM
A typical riverside town.

Link. (https://goo.gl/maps/zwcLYVguUXH2)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jan-2017/1046-Puy_lEveque.jpg

Doug

LynnM
01-04-2017, 11:01 AM
Super views Doug, especially the second to last.....very tempting! As if I needed any more references :lol:

jow104
01-05-2017, 02:29 AM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

olliewood0702
01-05-2017, 03:08 PM
:clap: :thumbsup:

Yorky
01-28-2017, 04:25 AM
From this week's WDE, here is the side of the Post Office. (https://goo.gl/maps/qos6oNXDrX42) A real Old Timey place.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jan-2017/1046-Luckenburg_TX.jpg

Worth exploring.

Doug

Yorky
05-28-2017, 02:37 AM
A wonderful fishing village on the north east coast of Yorkshire an mecca for plein air painters.

Street view allows you to explore the town which is on the Cleveland Way.

Here's the river at low tide. (https://goo.gl/maps/WC4YjtrjuKr)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2017/1046-Staithes.jpg

Doug

jow104
05-28-2017, 03:32 AM
Thanks Doug.

wet rat
05-29-2017, 09:38 AM
Well I'm not the only one who loves google maps! Way to many places to load pictures from.
West side of France. Lots of old towns with great texture and architecture.
New York City and Manhattan.
East cost USA. Small towns and old harbors.
Western Colorado. Old dessert towns.

and so much more. I haven't painted anything yet. Still doing a lot of practicing.Google map's street view is the best place to go for details, textures and inspiration.

Yorky
06-30-2017, 07:56 AM
This valley is in upper Wharfedale and the scenery is typical of the upper Dales.

Street View Link (https://goo.gl/maps/wYbe1Vfc36H2)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jun-2017/1046-Langstrthdale.jpg

And here's a Youtube walk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59PNOq-2UYA)by the taxidriver from that location. The beauty of the Dales is the vast network of footpaths which are a favourite of walkers.

Nearby Hubberholme was a favourite painting location when we were at the Kettlewell Meets.

Doug

Yorky
07-14-2017, 03:27 PM
Google researchers have used artificial intelligence to crop and enhance Streetview Photos HERE (https://google.github.io/creatism/) are some examples.

Doug

jow104
07-15-2017, 01:48 AM
Thanks for that link Yorky, there is certainly some material to work with there if allowed?

jow104
07-15-2017, 02:55 AM
BTW Yorkie, they are 360 panoramic and go full screen.

D'Lady
07-15-2017, 02:58 AM
I think they're all from user submitted photos?

I've looked 'round a couple of those areas, and can't find the same POV using Street View.

D'Lady
07-15-2017, 03:16 AM
Or, maybe not.... I've found one of them:

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.6776668,-116.465432,3a,39.9y,248.55h,87.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxJvn4oKxrtwIAbU3YirbPw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Yorky
07-15-2017, 03:27 AM
I think it is allowed to paint from them as they are crops of Street View photos which are allowed to be used. See post#1 for an explanation. Here's a nice crop of that location. (https://goo.gl/maps/vz4ZWbvhd3F2)

Doug

Yorky
07-15-2017, 05:34 AM
You can click on the street view image at the bottom, make it full screen and look around to find your own view.

Doug

Yorky
11-12-2017, 06:02 AM
A wonderful panorama near Glenorchy in the South Island, New Zealand

https://goo.gl/maps/2Kz2N9pXLPM2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Nov-2017/1046-Glenorchy,_NZ.jpg

I hope to paint this half sheet.

Doug

jow104
11-12-2017, 11:06 AM
Nice scene yorky I never made NZ , had an heart attack shortly before departure in 2006.

Yorky
11-12-2017, 11:46 AM
I watched a video by artist John Crump describing his homemade easel and it showed a plein air landscape he did in the Dart Valley near Glenorchy. I searched around and this was the best view I could find on Street View.

Nearest we got to Glenorchy was Queenstown but the landscape is very similar to that we passed on the way to Mount Cook. There are fabulous views wherever you look.

Doug

SomeGent
11-28-2017, 01:17 PM
It's nothing grandiose, but it's a scene from a rural bit in my town with a pleasant dome home I thoroughly appreciate;

https://goo.gl/maps/FSroF1sZEWC2

851967

Yorky
11-28-2017, 01:24 PM
An unusually shaped farmhouse.

Doug

struggler
12-15-2017, 07:05 AM
https://goo.gl/maps/Akbivt1C8i32
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Dec-2017/1046-Altyn_Emel_NP1.jpg

https://goo.gl/maps/543VkMiUbJT2
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Dec-2017/1046-Altyn_Emel_NP2.jpg

Lots of colors in one scene! (Khazakstan)

Yorky
01-13-2018, 09:51 AM
A fantastic view Johnnie, although that is a private photograph and you would need to contact the photographer for permission to use it.

Street View camera pictures may be used, see post #1.

Doug

Johnnie
01-13-2018, 10:20 AM
A fantastic view Johnnie, although that is a private photograph and you would need to contact the photographer for permission to use it.

Street View camera pictures may be used, see post #1.

Doug

I deleted it so you don't get into trouble..

That view tho was taken for the Google camera that they used on top of the Niagara Tower with restaurant on top

Yorky
01-13-2018, 10:27 AM
When the photo has the photographer's name top left you have to contact the photographer for permission before you use it. I have been successful in the past, but I couldn't find the email of the photographer on this occasion.

Doug

Johndk
01-14-2018, 02:02 AM
Hi Doug. I am curious, isn't there hectic perspective distortion from the G Map cameras?

Yorky
01-14-2018, 02:32 AM
Yes, the Streetview pictures are pasted together from multiple wide angle cameras and there can be lots of distortion, particularly for angle shots. I find zooming in reduces the distortion for distant views.

Doug

SusF
01-21-2018, 09:19 AM
Here is my home town, Gelnhausen, Germany. I hope my skills get good enough to paint this entire village someday.

https://www.google.com/maps/@50.2017903,9.1923659,3a,75y,359.4h,95.46t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipMaP7dkfYy0nUGkFU5CY2YuhSiktLyVKw9vfyT8!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipMaP7dkfYy0nUGkFU5CY2YuhSiktLyVKw9vfyT8%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi0-ya256.7548-ro0-fo100!7i7500!8i3750

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2018/64945-Gelnhausen_UnterMarkt-StreetView1.jpg

Yorky
01-21-2018, 11:20 AM
Thank you Susan, I love the timber-framed houses in Germany.

BTW if you hit the 3 dots to the right of the address, you have the option of copying a short url, in this case https://goo.gl/maps/eUDrE5kX9MA2

Doug

jow104
01-24-2018, 03:04 AM
Here is my home town, Gelnhausen, Germany. I hope my skills get good enough to paint this entire village someday.

https://www.google.com/maps/@50.2017903,9.1923659,3a,75y,359.4h,95.46t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipMaP7dkfYy0nUGkFU5CY2YuhSiktLyVKw9vfyT8!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipMaP7dkfYy0nUGkFU5CY2YuhSiktLyVKw9vfyT8%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi0-ya256.7548-ro0-fo100!7i7500!8i3750

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2018/64945-Gelnhausen_UnterMarkt-StreetView1.jpg

Everything is possible, post yours in digital showcase tomorrow. I would honestly be delighted to see..

Yorky
02-02-2018, 09:58 AM
This is a remarkable scene, oil pumps as far as the eye can see.

I was led to the place reading "A Kingdon from Dust" (https://story.californiasunday.com/resnick-a-kingdom-from-dust?mc_cid=1be74fd3ce&mc_eid=9bd1ec9663&utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email) about Stewart Resnick a billionaire "farmer" who monopolises the water resources of large parts of southern California and grows Pomegranates, Almonds and pistachio nuts in huge tracts of Kern County and produces POM.

https://goo.gl/maps/qzyovZB2Ywt
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Feb-2018/1046-Lost_Hills_800.jpg

Doug

jow104
02-03-2018, 02:15 AM
Yes that scene did change our world and lives over 100years ago.

Yorky
02-03-2018, 03:05 AM
I have been wanting to paint a nodding donkey and this is the first time I have come across an oilfield. I like painting mechaical things.

Doug

Yorky
03-04-2018, 04:36 AM
Watching a new urban sketcher Róisín Curé (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzSOM_PNPCY) I thought I would look for her painting locations in the south-west tip of Ireland.

Location on Street View. (https://goo.gl/maps/YqjKaApP5NQ2)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2018/1046-Schull_Cork.jpg

A wonderful place to explore.

Doug

Virginia_VH
03-24-2018, 05:44 PM
Hi, I didn't read all 16 pages so I'm sorry if this has already been posted. But Google has captured nearly all of Venice for Streetview. On foot & by boat! I was lucky enough to go in person a couple years ago, but I spent hours exploring on Streetview first.

jow104
03-25-2018, 02:52 AM
Thanks, a link to the Venice page you have seen would be interesting.
(touch the url and go to edit and tick copy and then paste here if so inclined)

Yorky
03-25-2018, 03:01 AM
Yes, Google has extensive Street View on Google maps, you can explore all the canals and passageways if you zoom into Venice as posted earlier.

Doug

Yorky
05-09-2018, 06:10 AM
Found this after reading a holiday brochure. The village tumbles down the cliff into the River Lot.

https://goo.gl/maps/Upv5eureRfq
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-May-2018/1046-Saint_Cirque_Lapopie.jpg

Doug

jow104
05-09-2018, 07:38 AM
nice scene Yorkie. Thanks

Kaylen
07-20-2018, 06:33 PM
great idea Doug,,,I just had a mini vacation with street view around the world

Yorky
07-27-2018, 04:30 AM
Romaldkirk Church, near Barnard Castle, Durham, resting place of Hanna Hauxwell who lived a lone spartan life in the Dales.

Youtube Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0jGRo3ZW9k)

LINK to Streetview. (https://goo.gl/maps/BnRB7Ck76N62)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jul-2018/1046-Romaldkirk.jpg

A remarkable woman.

Doug

mlaiuppa
08-15-2018, 01:53 PM
When I visit my parents we walk the dogs on a giant loop around the neighborhood. This is the view crossing the street on the way back. We pass a protected open space area. I just liked the line of palm trees and the shadows that day.

Yorky
08-15-2018, 02:27 PM
Wonderful palm trees.

Read post#1 for details of the format for this thread. It is important to show the full screen grab of the google street view for copyright reasons.

Doug

mlaiuppa
08-16-2018, 03:40 AM
Wonderful palm trees.

Read post#1 for details of the format for this thread. It is important to show the full screen grab of the google street view for copyright reasons.

Doug

This isn't a Google street view. I only use photos I've taken myself. I took this with my iPhone. So it is copyright me.

Yorky
08-16-2018, 03:43 AM
This thread is for locations found on Streetview. You can upload your photo to the RIL if you wish.

Doug

mlaiuppa
08-18-2018, 03:07 AM
This thread is for locations found on Streetview. You can upload your photo to the RIL if you wish.

Doug


Where is the RIL?

Yorky
08-18-2018, 03:17 AM
Home/Content Areas. Or easier still, click on the link in my signature.

Doug

mlaiuppa
08-19-2018, 02:36 AM
Home/Content Areas. Or easier still, click on the link in my signature.

Doug

Well, that's clear as mud. I'll just delete my post.