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Pennsy Tuscan Red Blood
For any of you looking for photos to print out and use on your backdrops, this can be a starting point for research. I've Googled landscape images in the past but Google doesn't know everything... well not yet. if you have any links that you know of please add to this post. They can be rural, suburban, city, whatever you might find of use to you or someone else.

Jorn Olsen panoramas
The rest of his site has some amazing photos on it also.

Gate way NMRA backgrounds
This is another one I've found useful. They even have interiors of buildings so you can put them into window or open warehouse doors, etc..


New Member
Thanks !

Do you know where i can download free pictures of simple blue sky with a lot of clouds ?

Best regards.


New Member
WOW ! Very great to make layout background ! Thanks... I try to use samples and print on A0. If it's ok, i send photo on this topics this week.


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