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Q: Finding "ordinary" photos of countryside ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Finding "ordinary" photos of countryside
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: seattle-ga
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Posted: 18 May 2003 15:23 PDT
Expires: 17 Jun 2003 15:23 PDT
Question ID: 205551
How does one search for "ordinary" photos of countryside?    For
example, I would like to look at some photos of the countryside in
upstate New York.   With perhaps millions of personal websites out
there, it seems that there must be a lot of pictures posted on the web
that people have taken which show the areas surrounding the places
they live.   When I try to search for such photos all I seem to come
up with are professionally taken photos which tend to be of the sort
"wonders of the world" trying to show off a particular place.   Those
are not the kind of photos I'm looking for.   Rather, I'm looking for
the amateur shot of a small town, view of a farmer's field, the quiet
neighborhood, more of what I call "ordinary" photos.   What are some
good ways to go about searching for these kinds of photos?
Subject: Re: Finding "ordinary" photos of countryside
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 18 May 2003 15:45 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I'm going to give you a suggestion here which should be able to get
you what you're after.  But if it turns out I'm going over familiar
territory, just let me know -- by posting a Request for Clarification
-- and I'm sure we can come up with another strategy.

Google Images is a collection of nothing but...images!  And in my
experience, it tends to favor the "snapshot" over the professional

You can go directly to Google Images at:

I ran a simple search on just two terms:  upstate NY

and got several thousand results that you can see here:

You'll note that on the first page, 16 of the 20 images are photos,
and there isn't really a professional quality photo in the bunch --
these are mostly amateur photos of slices of life from upstate New

You can refine your search a bit by adding a term of interest like: 

upstate NY farm

upstate NY house

upstate NY mountain

I'm sure you get the idea.

I hope this does the trick, but like I said, just let me know if
something else is needed, and I'll get to work on it for you.
seattle-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Perfect!!  Thank you!!

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